Head of Architecture
Lahore, Punjab, PK
3h ago

Gelato has the world’s largest platform for producing personalized items across the planet. We strive to give everyone the opportunity to build a global business and share their creativity in a smarter, faster, and greener way.

About Us

Gelato has built the world's largest and most global network for on-demand production of customized items e.g. t-shirts, wall art, mugs, books, hoodies, and cards.

We support a new wave of e-commerce entrepreneurs and the global shift towards local and more sustainable production.

In many ways, we at Gelato are rethinking how digital fabrication of customized products can be done on-demand. Just imagine what will happen when we add 3D printing capabilities to this global service.

We are already empowering thousands of e-commerce entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses.

Gelato Engineering

We own no physical production assets, nor servers, instead our asset is a cloud-based connectivity platform that enables world-class on-demand production for e-commerce platforms and applications.

This engineered platform needs to provide our customers access to more than 100 production partners in 32 countries and includes production plate design, routing to an appropriate partner, and finally linking to logistics systems for delivery to the consumer.

All this in 72 hours and reaching more than 5 billion people and potential consumers in a smarter, faster, and greener way.

We have a multicultural Engineering team of over 80 people working in 5 countries who build, grow and maintain our applications and platform.

Our engineering landscape provides the technology to extend our capabilities and features across 3 customer-facing applications : Optimalprint , Globe , and Gelato API plus the digital connectivity platform.

The employed technologies range from backends using PHP and GoLang to mobile apps built natively or with hybrid technology, running on cloud services and with a modern CI / CD pipeline.

We are flexible on location and building our teams in Estonia, Sweden, UK, India, and Spain.

About The Position

What you will be doing :

Oversee the high-level architecture of the platform, its main components, interfaces

Ensure continuous governance of third party integrations

Design, document, and maintain solid architectural guidance for gelato engineering

Assuring that our solutions are sustainable, scalable and are built in accordance with best practices, and soundly architecturally designed.

Cultivating strong relationships with Product, Engineering, Security, Data, and business stakeholders

Researching, consulting, and innovating the tools, frameworks, and software for providing web-scale cloud services

Assisting stakeholders in understanding technical implications and consequences of strategic choices

Who you are

Holding a Masters degree in Computer Science or 5+ years in a similar position

You can relate architectural decisions and recommendations to business needs and thrive when working in the intersection between business and engineering development

Strong technical background and an expert in many tech areas (web development, infrastructure, security)

You have experience working with solution architecture in a complex enterprise environment supporting multiple teams

You have experience in leading a team

A pragmatic balance between building and buying solutions with a focus on the end result

Passionate about engineering practices like agile, continuous delivery, test-driven development, traceability, and observability

Experience designing and building highly scalable cloud-native applications

Familiarity with common cloud services (AWS, GCP, etc.), microservice architectures (Kubernetes, event streaming, etc.), products (e.

g. AWS Gateway, Postgres, BigQuery)

You are not just a PowerPoint architect, but you work hands-on with development

Enjoy sharing your ideas and continuously improve yourself and the team around you

A great communicator, comfortable explaining complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

What we offer

We offer you a chance to be part of a truly amazing journey in a company that sets very high targets and works hard to achieve them.

You will be able to work with smart, motivated and engaged co-workers from all over the world, in an intense and very energetic environment.

This leads to you having a tangible impact on the way that we operate and expand our business.

Some of the highlights of the package include :

Strong technical culture of continuous innovation and improvement

Chance to become a shareholder of Gelato!

Flexible festive holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.

Work at one of our hub city offices or even remotely

Want to learn more?

We believe that Culture is important so we wrote about it! Check it out here

You can find out more about why we created Getalo and read our CEO’s open letter

We even made a film about why and what we do! Watch on Vimeo

Out and about? Why not listen to a podcast about Gelato on Spotify

And of course when you meet us, please ask questions about these topics!

To Sum Up

As we continue to grow we want you to grow with us and for the right candidate, there is no limit to where this opportunity might take you.

Together we can increase global GDP by effectively supporting local sustainable on-demand production.

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