Software Architect

Fontem Ventures279 days ago80,000 - 95,000 EUR
Amsterdam, NL
Fontem Ventures

About this job

Compensation: €80k - 95k | Equity
Location options: Visa sponsor, Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: E-Commerce, FMCG, Vaping
Company size: 51–200 people
Company type: Public


c#, kubernetes, azure, orleans, .net-core

Job description

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world. 

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company and, as the owner of the e-vapour brand blu, a leader in vaping technology. Our business is headquartered in Amsterdam with more than 200 employees working across head office and , Fontem US in Charlotte  with research labs in Liverpool, Hamburg and Beijing.

We know your time is valuable, that’s why we ask that you read the paragraph below first.

Join a team looking to change the world of smokers! We want passionate leaders who believe in the same values we do, that smokers deserve better alternatives. We’re proud that we offer smokers a better alternative to cigarettes and you should be, too. If not, this just won’t be a good fit for your talents.  

Still interested? Then let’s find out what your new job will look like.

The role:

As our Software Architect you help design and build a long term, integrated technology roadmap, governance model, and architectural standards that are aligned with key business objectives and enable simplicity, agility and quality of our development and infrastructure platform. You will work with various product teams to ensure high application reliability, scalability and availability. You are driven by business and consumer value and not afraid to take ownership of your work.


  • Design implementation of end-to-end integrated systems
  • Develop and maintain current and planned state architectural blueprints
  • Communicate architectural to stakeholders and key partners.
  • Provide guidance and technical leadership on software architecture and design to software development teams by referencing and enforcing standard methodologies and path
  • Develops architecture that is inherently secure, robust, scalable, modular, API-centric and global.
  • Collaborate with the business to evaluate business goals, identify business problems, and propose solutions
  • Facilitate open communication and fact-based, data-driven decision making
  • Help define global platform principles and standards


  • Strong communication skills and ability to distill complicated topics for a broader, non-technical audiences
  • Proven experience working in cloud first (native) environments.
  • Experience with .NET Core, C# and Kubernetes.
  • Strong experience with distributed, message-based systems
  • Experience with microservice architectures, preferable Orleans.
  • Excellent understanding of asynchronous programming
  • Strong understanding of security best practices and data protection.
  • Experience with deployment and orchestration technologies.
  • Experience with Azure cloud platform.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD best practices.
  • Excellent computer science foundations (data structures, algorithms, software design).
  • Proven track record working in a cross-functional, agile team.
  • Proven hands on experience with distributed, message driven systems
  • Experience with architecting solutions for highly scalable, highly available systems is required
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial mindset

Next steps:

If you’d like to apply for this position or find out more about the role then please apply below and someone from the Recruitment team will be in touch shortly.


60 Radarweg Amsterdam, NL

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