Aspire is hiring a

Principal Software Architect

Bengaluru, India

Aspire is the leading all-in-one finance operating system for growing businesses in APAC. We are on a mission to reinvent business finance for a new generation of entrepreneurs and business owners, empowering startups and MSME to realise their full potential. 

Founded in 2018, Aspire has raised over USD 300M+ across equity and debt from world-class investors. In 2023, we successfully closed an oversubscribed USD 100 million Series C equity round led by Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures with participation of Tencent, Paypal Ventures, LGT Capital Partners, Picus Capital and MassMutual Ventures. To power our solutions, we have partnered with some of the best companies in the world such as Visa and Wise and helped more than 15,000 businesses using our suite of products.

For 2 consecutive years in 2022 & 2023, Aspire has been awarded Best Employer of the Year and Startup of the year by Asia FinTech Awards, and also LinkedIn’s Top Startup in Singapore. In 2023, we also made it to CB Insights’ Top 100 Global Fintech List. 

You will be amazed by the energy and experience of our team! Aspire serves as an environment for you to innovate and drive change with our team of ex-entrepreneurs, ex-founders, and high-achievers with international and diverse backgrounds.

Are you a top talent who is passionate about entrepreneurship? Join our rapidly growing team to make an impact in the fintech space! 

About the team:

At Aspire, we believe that technology has the power to revolutionize the way businesses manage finances. Our Engineering Team is at the forefront of this transformative journey, responsible for designing, building, and maintaining Aspire's exceptional products and infrastructure. We take pride in developing cutting-edge, digital first technology solutions that simplifies financial services for businesses!

About the role:

As the Principal Architect, you will lead the Engineering cluster managing and guiding a team of architects who define and execute the tech vision of the company. 

  • Ability to assess the organization’s technology needs and set short- and long-term technology implementation goals
  • Define the technology vision of the company and be accountable for reaching this
  • Lead, manage and mentor senior members of technical staff 
  • Strong understanding and hands-on with multi-stack programming languages, frameworks & technologies.
  • Good to have experience on Frontend and mobile technologies otherwise ability to deep-dive to drive and team

Minimum Qualifications:.

  • 12-15 years of experience with proven understanding of software architecture and design patterns with a degree in computer science
  • Expertise in microservices, multi-stack/platform exposure, database, cloud, DevOps practice, frontend understanding, hands-on with tools for caching, logging, monitoring, etc. 
  • Excellent problem-solving, change management and communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of software development processes such as Agile, Scrum, or Kanban, and the ability to implement and optimize these processes for the team.
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively manage, mentor, motivate and guide a team of technical professionals, set clear goals and expectations, and provide constructive feedback.
  • High levels of empathy in order to effectively build and develop high-performing teams, foster a culture of collaboration and maintain relationships with stakeholders across the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience leadership and/or management experience with a total of 12+ years of experience 
  • Strong understanding of DevOps, databases, Cloud technologies, performance, and data management concepts. 
  • Experience managing third-party vendors, including contract negotiations

What we offer

  • Uncapped flexible annual leave.
  • Hybrid work arrangement. 
  • Training subsidy for your professional growth.
  • Wellness benefit.
  • Team bonding budget to foster collaboration and sense of belonging.
  • Flexibility to work from anywhere (for up to 90 days per annum).
  • Culture is Key: We always strive to cultivate a special culture that brings special talents together - You can learn more about our culture on our careers site and LinkedIn Life page.

Equal Opportunity Statement 

Aspire is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by applicable laws. 


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