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Lead Architect and Engineering Director



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Hi, We’re AffiniPay!

AffiniPay is a leading fintech company, based out of Austin, Texas. As the market leader in professional services payments and project management software, AffiniPay’s tech products serve legal, accounting, architectural, engineering and construction firms. AffiniPay has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in the U.S. for 11 years in a row, and as a result, our teams continue to grow as well!

Soluno’s Chief Technology Officer will own the technical and development direction for AffiniPay’s Soluno Legal Accounting Product. Soluno, an AffiniPay company, is a robust cloud-based legal accounting software designed to optimize law firms

This role will partner with the company’s current Chief Technology Officer who is transitioning into an architecture and advisory role.

Our ideal candidate is a hands-on player-coach and willing to dig into the day-to-day technological challenges the team may face. This person will manage the engineering organization direction , including both strategic direction as well as hands on management of the software development life cycle and process. If you share our vision to create innovative software solutions that support the business of law in North America, then join us!

Team of 5+ employees. Total company employees: 30+

Technology stack: .Net/C#, MS SQL, Azure

Your day to day

  • Act as both leading architect/developer as well as strategic leader for both the Soluno engineering team and product.
  • Help determine data/software architecture as well as coding standards
  • Be an integral part of the full application lifecycle (design, develop, test, deploy and maintain) and innovation of each step. This includes ensuring the development team follows best practices.
  • Attain a deep understanding of the product’s business and strategy and align the Soluno engineering organization to consistently deliver product innovation while maintaining a thorough but pragmatic technology roadmap.
  • Lead the process to architect solutions that best solve identified problems
  • Assist Product Management with roadmap estimation and planning
  • Own system performance, scalability, and security
  • Manage Technical Debt roadmap
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for continuous improvements and efficiencies that deepen the team’s knowledge base and improve product performance.
  • Hiring and mentoring junior team members and ensuring they adhere to software quality standards.
  • Manage Software Development, DevOps, and Quality Assurance team members to deliver high quality products that meet company and customer expectations.

About You

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction. Enjoys solving problems, architecting and dreaming up innovative scalable systems. Creatively solves problems where protocols might not exist.
  • Doesn’t flee from conflict, willing to challenge assumptions and debate with data. Effectively provides and receives constructive feedback.
  • Strong communication and organizational abilities.
  • Competently manages multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Successfully mentors and trains less experienced personnel as needed.

Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent technical experience.
  • 10+ years experience developing business application software; preference given to experience in an accounting or financial area.
  • Experience in SaaS startup as a senior developer or architect, used to working in a team while getting your hands dirty
  • Front end development uses browser-based technologies including AngularJS, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Back end development utilizes Microsoft stack including .Net / C#, MS SQL in an Azure cloud environment.
  • Experience using Scrum methodologies.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and Cloud Based DevOps is also an asset.
  • This position is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Our Story

Founded in 2005, AffiniPay’s mission is to build technology products that helps professionals focus on the work they love. As the leader in the professional payments industry, AffiniPay’s products serve legal, accounting, architectural, engineering and construction firms. Our portfolio of software solutions include MyCase (Legal Practice Management Software), CASEpeer (Practice Management for Personal Injury Firms), Docketwise (Immigration & Case Management Software), (Soluno (Legal Accounting), and Woodpecker (Legal Document Automation). Our portfolio of payment solutions include LawPay (Legal), AffiniPay for Associations (Associations), CPACharge (Accounting Professionals), and ClientPay (Architect, Engineer, and Construction). AffiniPay’s products serve over 100,000 users, and we are noted as one of the fastest growing tech companies in Austin, Texas. We are constantly looking for talent to join our team to continue playing a key part in unlocking our potential.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at AffiniPay

At AffiniPay, we recognize that innovation occurs with a strong team of people who are diverse in background, personality, talent and ideas. Experience comes in many forms and ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we continue to learn from each other is an integral part of our culture. We are committed to creating a welcoming and transparent environment for all that embraces those differences through education, equal access to opportunities and information, inclusionary programs, and community outreach.

Benefits that Benefit You!

As a people first culture, we believe it is important that our teammates are happy, healthy, and productive. In order to best support that, AffiniPay provides award-winning benefits that can make a difference in your life - right now and for the future.

  • All employees receive fully covered medical, dental and vision coverage - Choose from our 2 available health plans based on what fits you and/or your family!
  • Have some fur babies? - We offer them insurance too!
  • RELAX and enjoy your time away with our flexible paid time off policy!
  • We will help you plan for your future - 401K, or RRSP if in Canada, with a company match
  • Competitive compensation packages that include mid-year and end-of-year bonuses and equity options for all full-time employees
  • Health Wellness Program that includes nutrition consultations, mental health apps, and access to discounted memberships
  • Have plans to grow your family? - Parental resources, including 16 weeks of paid time off for primary and secondary caregivers
  • Professional development opportunities including mentorships, leadership programs and our AffiniPayU courses
  • We believe it is important to give back with our Matching Gift Program and organized activities focused on donations, volunteerism and supporting the local communities throughout the country
  • D&I initiatives provide educational opportunities regarding multicultural issues, tolerance, and celebrating diversity among our entire staff
  • An incredible, in-office experience at our headquarters in Austin and San Diego including free lunch delivery, a fully stocked kitchen, and some “sweet” surprises for those afternoon pick-me-ups
  • Work Hard/Play Hard - We have an Experience Team focused on team and company events and activities throughout the year including summer photo contests, pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving potlucks, holiday celebrations, and more!