Lead Architect

January 26, 2024
Remote, United States of America
Job Type


Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Lead Architect to spearhead our architectural endeavours as part of our world-class Product & Technology group.

In this pivotal role, you'll unify our diverse architectural domains and ensure they meet top industry standards. You'll lead our architects and collaborate with product and engineering teams to set the stage for technical leadership and propel our tech forward.


Key Responsibilities:

Architectural Leadership

    • Oversee our technical architecture and align it with our business and technological goals. Lead our team of architects across all domains to establish and enforce pragmatic technical approaches to solving real business problems.
    • Collaborate closely with Product Management & Product Design to ensure cohesive and holistic architectural approaches.
    • Drive the adoption of best practices in architectural design and decision-making processes.
    • Mentor and guide team members, fostering a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement.

Design and Innovation:

    • Lead the design of our system architecture with a keen focus on scalability, security, and performance. Your role is crucial in introducing innovative practices and technologies within our tech stack.

Collaborative Team Leadership:

    • Forge strong connections with engineering teams, product managers, product designers and other stakeholders to ensure cohesive development and implementation of projects.

Mentorship and Technical Guidance:

    • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to engineering teams, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

Solution Evaluation:

    • Evaluate and recommend new technologies and tools to enhance our engineering capabilities and improve efficiency.

Quality Assurance:

    • Ensure architectural integrity and compliance with quality standards, including conducting code reviews and architectural assessments.

Risk Management:

    • Proactively identify technical risks and devise strategies to ensure the reliability and security of our systems.


Qualifications & Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in software architecture and engineering, with a proven track record in a leadership role.
  • Extensive knowledge of software architecture principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Experience with cloud technologies, microservices architecture, and distributed systems.
  • Strong understanding of DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines.
    Excellent problem-solving abilities and analytical skills.
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


About our Company:

Accelerant is a data-driven, technology-fuelled insurance platform that empowers underwriters to serve their insureds more effectively. We are using advanced data intelligence tools to rebuild the way that underwriters share and exchange risk. With a current focus on the small and medium-sized businesses that power our global economy and their niche insurance needs, we align incentives to improve outcomes for everyone. Our full-service risk exchange supports our carefully selected, best-in-class network of underwriting teams. We leverage granular information on each policy to deliver unprecedented insight into insurance pools, and our specialty portfolio is fully diversified with very low catastrophe, aggregation or systemic risk. We are proud to have been awarded an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating. For more information, please visit www.accelins.com.


Enjoy our comprehensive benefits package designed to meet your diverse needs and support your well-being:

  • Work-life balance: We believe that taking time to rest and recharge makes us all better. That’s why we offer flexible time off and encourage our team to take the time they need to prioritize their health and well-being.
  • Health and wellness: We offer high-quality health, dental, and other benefits to ensure our team members have access to the care they need.
  • Remote work: Work where you’re most productive and fulfilled. This position is open to remote candidates across the U.S. Canada, UK, and Europe, who have the flexibility to work with our teams distributed across Europe and North America. Most cross-team collaboration happens in the mornings of the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Travel: We value face-to-face connections and believe that in-person interactions can enhance collaboration and build stronger relationships. Travel could be a small part of your role, with opportunities to connect with your team and our members in-person.


How to Apply

If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity and contribute to our compliance and data governance efforts, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position. We look forward to reviewing your application.

To apply, please send your resume/ email to: [email protected]

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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