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LendKey, a financial technology firm and leader in "lending-as-a-service" solutions, improves lives by making lending simple for credit unions, community banks, and their customers. LendKey partners with community-based financial institutions helping them to digitally originate loans, and to buy and sell loans with other financial institutions and fintechs.

LendKey's digital lending networks... have empowered over 350 financial institutions to offer competitive education and home improvement loan programs and increase their digital presence across various customer acquisition channels. LendKey services more than $2.8 billion in consumer loans and has helped our financial institution clients deploy more than $6 billion in loans since 2009.

The culture at LendKey is one that is transparent and allows for an entrepreneurial mindset. LendKey is making a difference in people’s lives every day and we are passionate about what we do.


As the Enterprise Software Architect, you will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of application architecture frameworks and standards, reporting to the head of software engineering. In this role, you will also play a key role in the execution of technical roadmaps to modernize, improve and support the overall application ecosystem. As a hands-on leader, you will work closely with Engineers and Infrastructure teams to develop and maintain high-level design plans for the overall logical and technical IT architectures. you will guide and orchestrate new and ongoing project implementation work, leading the design reviews as part of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) to ensure they adhere to pre-defined architecture principles, reference architecture, and best practice design patterns.

Responsibilities include:
• Provide technical leadership and guidance on architecture/design across all system domains
• Own creation, update, communication, and training of architectural guidelines, best practices, standards, and monitors adherence to ensure application decisions are aligned with future-state architecture vision.
• Chair Architecture Review Board - Governance Process & Documentation of Solution Decision
• Collaborate with Key Technology leaders across Tech Groups to identify problem areas, define future-state, enterprise-centric technology architecture landscapes that consider application, data, business, security, and infrastructure dimensions; which aligns with enterprise business process landscape. Conduct research and proof-of-concepts on relevant emerging technologies including new cloud and virtualization technologies to facilitate migration and integration of on-premise applications with cloud-based solutions.
• Work with Technology and Product leaders to understand business drivers and capabilities (future & current state) to determine relevant architectural designs and changes that support targeted business outcomes.
• Present solutions and framework to cross functional teams, achieving buy-in from all stakeholders
• Collaborate with Data group to ensure software and data architecture are aligned

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
• 5+ years’ experience in lending platforms and systems
• 10+ years' experience in application architecture and technology leadership including large-scale project implementations, full stack solutions using various development platforms, and operations.
• Good understanding of AWS (or similar platforms) and tools necessary to assess performance, ensure scalability, monitor system and data security;
• Strong knowledge of cloud models (Paas, Saas), underlying architectures, migrating and sustaining workloads is generally important.
• 3+ years’ experience with microservices, containers, and container orchestration using Docker or Kubernetes.
• 5+ years’ working experience in integrating different third-party systems using REST/SOAP
• Experience in creating API design/technical documentation and messaging protocols.
• Sound technical knowledge around concepts like either of Java, or C#, .NET, ASP.NET, Web Technologies and SOAP/REST API technologies
• Experience with Agile and DevOps SDLC methodologies .Demonstrated commitment to continuous personal improvement of business and technical skills, including the ability to learn and apply new technologies and techniques.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation.
• Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication. The ability to communicate effectively with business leaders and technical experts at all organizational levels is critical.
• Preferred experience in building solutions in no-code platform

Why work for us?

We have a lot to offer those that are looking to take the next step in their career, including:
• Growth potential join a growing fintech
• Creative and transparent company culture
• Growth potential
• Competitive salary and bonuses
• Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
• Generous vacation and holidays
• Company stock options for eligible employees
• Flexible/remote work arrangements

LendKey is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law. LendKey offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected].

About Us

LendKey delivers high quality consumer loans directly to financial institutions through its digital lending-as-a-service model and indirectly through ALIRO by LendKey, an innovative deal network designed to enable financial institutions to buy, sell and broker loans. The platform delivers the technology, servicing, and support that financial institutions need to establish a strong digital lending presence, acquire loans for their balance sheets, and build lifetime relationships with their partners and customers. Lenders optimize their offerings by drawing upon LendKey’s fintech platform for demand generation, online decisioning, loan origination, loan servicing, compliance expertise, risk analytics, and proprietary balance sheet options. LendKey currently services more than $2 billion in loans and has helped community-capital providers deploy over $4.5 billion in loans since 2009. Visit LendKey for more information.

The full-time base salary range for this role in the United States is between $170,000 - $190,000 + bonus and / or commissions + equity + benefits. Please note that the base salary range is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as market job location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience as evaluated throughout the interview process. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process
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