CAREERS

Lead Architect

WHO WE ARE

Material Exchange is a unique B2B platform that works with leading footwear and apparel brands to digitalize the material sourcing processes. Global restrictions on travel and a shift to digitalization has accelerated the need for digital material data. Material Exchange has a comprehensive library of materials that are required by brands to develop and produce footwear, apparel and accessories. Material Exchange is working towards becoming the next young Swedish unicorn and is adding key hires to its global team.

The Material Exchange database is a highly secure vault containing approximately 40,000 digital materials from some of the largest material suppliers in the world including, Clarino, Tiong Liong Corp, Kuraray and over 350 more. Material Exchange brand customers include Ariat, Keen, Caleres, Steve Madden, Deckers Brands, Global Brands Group and many more.

By leveraging the platform brands can reduce sourcing costs, improve product development timelines and reduce supply chain risks. The platform supports suppliers in better connecting to their brand customers and enables them to find opportunities for new business.

Material Exchange is backed by leading European and International Venture Capital firms including Inventure, Partech, Norrsken VC and DayOne Capital.

We are endorsed by the industries we support with backing from the Footwear Distributors & Retailers Of America (FDRA) and United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA).

Recently, we won the Consumer Trends category at the South Summit Startup Competition 2020 out of 3700+ leading startups.

Material Exchange has a driven and passionate working ethos with a diverse cultural background. You will be joining a highly ambitious organisation at a very exciting time and play a key role in the company’s growth. Our business is international, with offices in USA, Sweden, Serbia, UK, Armenia, India and China.


Summary about the position:

As an experienced Development Team Leader, whilst being highly technical and hands-on capable, you will lead development projects across predominantly Java, PostgreSQL and Angular.IO based technologies. Managing the successful delivery of projects will require you to plan, coordinate and lead activities across the full delivery lifecycle. This will include working closely with the department’s Project Managers, coordinating business analysts, architects and developers, as well as liaising with key project stakeholders as required.

Working closely with other team leaders you will ensure the structured and coordinated planning of your team’s development. Your technical background and experience will ensure you can offer the support and guidance required being able to support and assist developers at code level. This role offers challenges across a wide variety of projects and responsibilities, including the opportunity to influence the future direction of the department and systems used across the business.

To apply for this role, in addition to having a proven management background, you must also have proven technical capability and a track record in software development combined with experience in the leadership of software development teams and delivery of projects within a software development environment. You will be joining a large team of diverse skills and experience and the job requires a motivated individual who is experienced in taking responsibility and can independently deliver results on both departmental and business projects.

 

Key responsibilities:

  1. Line management and personal development of a team of highly skilled developers;
  2. Managing the delivery of multiple complex simultaneous system development projects from design through to release;
  3. Capable of understanding and contributing to the technical solution from design through to code level;
  4. Working closely with Development Project Managers and Business Analysts to produce accurate delivery estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery;
  5. Provide regular and effective progress updates to and work closely with Development Project Managers to ensure the management of any delivery risks or issues;
  6. Define delivery phases of the project including activities, sub-activities, and milestones ensuring these are documented and used as the basis for the project event log, issues and risk log and any subsequent reporting;
  7. Ensure awareness, involvement and support from the key stakeholders and participants by building strong project teams and maintaining robust communication on the project status throughout its life cycle;
  8. Participate in reviews and meetings and provide updates on project progress;
  9. Take responsibility for ensuring that risks and issues are identified and managed closely and drive all stakeholders to deliver on time and to the required quality standards;
  10. Work closely with relevant teams internally to ensure alignment and coordination across operations as part of the seamless implementation of existing and new systems;
  11. Contributing to post implementation reviews helping to demonstrate success or otherwise of projects Supporting project resource scheduling and department capacity planning;
  12. Contribution to the definition of departmental and systems strategies and progression of any allocated objectives Ownership, development and management of allocated departmental processes;
  13. Undertake small analysis projects in the form of consultancy;
  14. Work on a wide range of projects involving the implementation of new and existing systems, solutions and processes;
  15. Take responsibility for making key decisions to ensure the successful implementation of all initiatives;

 

Things we are looking for:

 

Experience and education:

This position reports to: CTO

Company Benefits:

  • Young fast growing and dynamic work environment
  • Regular company events
  • Flexible working location and hours

Equal opportunities employer:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Reimbursement:

  1. Annual Base Salary gross: 45k-48k euro

Type of engagement:

  1. Full-time employment;

Special requirements:

  1. Working on CET time zone;
  2. 2 positions;

Please contact us, include the job title in the subject:

jobs@material-exchange.com
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