Job Openings Development Lead (Cebu/Manila)

About the job Development Lead (Cebu/Manila)

About us:

Archax is an FCA-regulated Multi-lateral Trading Facility (MTF) operating a trading and primary platform for professional and institutional clients. Our vision is to develop a truly digital capital market ecosystem that connects traditional market infrastructure with blockchain and DLT technologies.

Archax pH7 Inc. is an information technology company providing software and application development, back-office tech support and a wide range of consultancy / advisory services to its clients in the fintech industry.

Archax PH7 Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Archax Holdings Ltd (UK).

What's In It for You?

  • Highly competitive (above industry) salary
  • Health insurance (includes cover for you and 2 family members)
  • Employee life insurance
  • Additional leave
  • Mandatory Government benefits (SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG)
  • Temporary work from home due to Covid
  • Opportunity to build and grow the technology that will lead the evolution in digital asset trading
  • Opportunity to enhance and develop your career and portfolio through working on high-profile projects
  • Opportunity to work with skilled multicultural talents passionate about providing best in class expertise
  • Encouraged and supported in developing crypto knowledge


The role

As a Lead Developer you will look after a team of developers, make recommendations for tools, maintenance, and testing strategies and assist with creating a maintainable application landscape alongside other Leads, Developers, and Architects.

As a Lead Developer you are expected to significantly impact and drive the software development function by leading the development and maintenance of applications that map our current business requirements to end-to-end technology solutions.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

Lead a software development project team (around 6 or more developers) and act as the technical expert, owning the development process;

  • Analyse, design, develop, test, and deploy applications with a clean-code approach, acting as the most senior technical member of the team.
  • Research new technologies, multi-tasking on multiple projects with other team members.
  • Follow software development processes and coding conventions, using Agile/SCRUM principles and working closely with other Leads, Developers, Scrum Masters, Architects, and Testers.
  • Break down detailed specifications and implement technical requirements based upon the needs of the company and its clients.
  • Motivate and manage your development team, supporting and mentoring, conducting of routine performance coaching towards your direct support as required by the Management, acting by example and leading from the front.
  • Troubleshoot issues in a timely manner in a highly scalable development environment.
  • Contribute ideas to improve process and development practices.
  • Work very closely with the SCRUM Master to coordinate and lead all required SCRUM meetings with stakeholders and product/business owners, ensuring all relevant information to the team and project are shared and discussed.
  • Lead meetings with stakeholders/business analysts/developers/architects/clients in English.


Knowledge and Experience Required:

The Lead Full stack Developer should have excellent technical knowledge in analysing, developing, testing, and deploying solutions and their experience should include the following:

  • The ideal candidate will have a degree relevant to Information Technology/Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent) and at least 6 to 8 years of relevant work experience - 2 years or more as a development lead looking after a minimum of 5 developers;
  • Proven success and expertise in developing innovative solutions and proof-of-concepts both internally and externally;
  • Proven experience estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk for development tasks in tandem with the other Development Leads, Architects, and Scrum Masters;
  • Proven experience producing well designed, testable, efficient code using best software development practices;
  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions using Microservices and Node/Typescript/React;
  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions with Messaging architecture (ZeroMQ/Pub/Sub/WebSockets/Protobufs);
  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions with mySQL;
  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions with containerized technologies (Docker/Kubernetes) and understanding of CI/CD and DevOps secure practices;
  • Excellent knowledge of Cloud and in particular AWS, ideally with experience in banking/fintech sectors and industries;
  • Demonstrated capabilities in developing an understanding of the customer business value associated with the deployment of modern financial productivity, system-to-system, and end-user applications;
  • Proven experience working within a software development team, mentoring and offering advice, having passion about development, and engendering a collective mentality;
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Excellent English language skills (both spoken and written);


It would be nice to have additional technical understanding in the following areas:

  • Has previously worked in the financial service industry and has experience with capital markets and trading software solutions;
  • Understanding in implementing blockchain solutions;
  • Has previously worked with Electron;
  • Has previously worked with multi-threaded real-time/low latency systems;
  • Understanding of application architecture including the use of cloud-based technology capabilities such as AWS Blockchain/Lambda/Beanstalk/Serverless, Application Life Cycle Management and Application Platform processes and technology capabilities, Data and DB Management using noSQL/MySQL, Caching, and application middleware architectures;


Archax is an equal opportunities employer and places a high value on diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate based on any attribute.