Material Exchange

Lead Architect 

Are you looking to be part of a proven, funded pioneering start-up that is re-defining the fashion, apparel, and footwear industry? Is it important for you to be part of the next big global tech company that is revolutionizing one of the most pollutive industries in the world through promoting sustainable production practices? Material Exchange is the global virtual Marketplace where data meets innovation in a revolutionary technology platform to transform the materials sourcing process and simplify complex relationships between footwear and apparel brands and material suppliers. Making such a big vision happen can only happen with great talent and we are looking for out-of-the-box thinkers to join our growing international team of industry disruptors. If this is you, we should talk!


As an experienced Lead Architect, you will translate client business requirements into a technical solution. While being highly technical and hands-on capable, you will lead wide-ranging development projects to deliver results across predominantly Java, PostgreSQL and Angular.IO based technologies. Managing the successful delivery of projects will require you to plan, coordinate, lead and support activities across the full project delivery lifecycle. Collaborating closely with the CTO, you will recruit, lead and train a team of developers and have the opportunity to influence the future direction of the department and systems used across our business. You will be most successful in this role when you have not only proven technical capability but also a leadership background and a track record in project delivery within a software development environment.  


  1. Manage the delivery of multiple complex development projects from design through to release
  1. Define and manage delivery phases, risks, and resource planning throughout the entire project lifecycle of the project as well as ensure awareness, involvement and support from the key stakeholders and participants
  2. Deliver projects on time and to the required quality standards
  3. Contribute to the definition of departmental and systems strategies and progression of any allocated objectives
  4. Work on a wide range of projects involving the implementation of new and existing systems, solutions, and processes



  • 15+ years’ experience in software development, very good written and verbal communication in English language, a bachelor’s degree
  • Technical skills: expert capability in Java, Typescript, Postgre, MySQL, MongoDb, Redis, Oracle, Angular.IO, React, Linux/UX, Azure and AWS cloud platforms, as well as architecture and implementation-level software design, web frameworks (Spring, Struts, .NET), requirements capture, analysis techniques, process improvement approaches, QA tools and processes, native and cross platform mobile technologies, scalable web platforms, IP networking and hardware structure, and Object-Oriented and scripting languages (Java, C#, C++, PHP, Python)
  • Positive start-up mentality, innovative and able to adapt to the ever-changing market. Purpose-driven, always thinking outside the box, and working at a fast pace.
  • Strong facilitation, influence, and coaching skills and experience, personnel development


We offer the opportunity to join a fast-growing international start-up that is on the leading edge of innovation in materials sourcing. We support our employees with competitive compensation, as well as flexible working hours and remote working capabilities.

We embrace diversity and inclusion, respect and value differences, and appreciate diverse life experiences. We know when people from different backgrounds and points of view work together, we can create significant change and value – for our customers, partners, employees and for the planet.

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