Software Architect - Remote

Company Overview:

FastSpring is the trusted ecommerce platform, partnering with software and SaaS companies globally to enhance product sales and foster global competition. With over 10 million transactions annually for 3,500+ companies across 200 countries, our platform supports transactions in every major currency. Recognized for workplace excellence and backed by AKKR, we maintain profitability and a diverse, inclusive culture. Join us to grow and innovate in a globally-minded, customer-focused environment.

Founded in 2005, FastSpring is a privately owned company headquartered in Santa Barbara with offices in Amsterdam, Belfast and Halifax.

The Position:

The Software Architect will lead our innovative and global team in crafting, prototyping, and delivering our cutting-edge full-service eCommerce platform. This is a hands-on role spearheading the development of scalable solutions, and will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams in executing timely delivery of high quality features that bring business value. If you're someone who is passionate about creating innovative products and excels at tackling challenging problems, you might be the perfect fit.

This position allows for remote work, enabling you to contribute from anywhere in the US.

Key Objectives for the Software Architect:

  • Define technical requirements for overarching company initiatives, particularly in the areas of high-availability payment processing, subscription billing, and reporting platforms. This will be accomplished in collaboration with Product & Engineering leadership.
  • Investigate and prototype emerging technical domains, including development frameworks, reporting mechanisms, deployment tools, infrastructure enhancements, and other innovative areas.
  • Identify intricate challenges and advocate for their resolution within the broader roadmap framework.
  • Break down requirements into phased development plans, enabling multiple teams to execute and deploy effectively.
  • Provide leadership on best practices across our agile software development teams, encompassing design principles, frameworks, security protocols, and unit testing.
  • Establish and maintain a robust software delivery process, incorporating clear procedures and automated build, test, and deployment capabilities.
  • Expedite time-to-market by segmenting large feature requirements into smaller, more manageable development tasks suited for incremental releases.
  • Conduct design and code reviews in collaboration with team members to ensure adherence to best practices.
  • Mentor junior members of the development team, fostering growth and skill enhancement.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in working hours to facilitate collaboration with both local and remote team members on feedback and requirements.
  • Address production issues promptly and apply continuous improvement techniques to achieve comprehensive resolutions.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and lead teams in hybrid or remote environments for a minimum of two years.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and drive continuous, agile delivery in a fast-paced startup setting.
  • Proficiency in coding, debugging, and optimization, with a commitment to ongoing learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Strong background in data modeling and experience with SQL/NoSQL databases, coupled with real-world knowledge of System Design Patterns (e.g., caching, queuing, dead letter queue, idempotency, safety vs. liveness).
  • Expertise in designing scalable, resilient solutions with end-to-end observability for globally expanding SaaS platforms, utilizing Java, AWS, and industry-standard tools such as Confluence and Sumo.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.
Consistent with FastSpring's values and applicable law, we provide the following information to promote pay transparency and equity. The base pay range below represents a good faith estimate of the low and high end base pay range for the listed position. This role may be eligible for the corporate bonus plan (or, if a sales role, a commission plan as defined in the sales incentive plan document). In addition, FastSpring provides a variety of benefits to employees. Estimated Base Pay Range$170,000—$195,000 USD

About the Company:

FastSpring is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. Candidates are considered for employment with FastSpring without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, veteran status (specifically status as a disabled veteran, special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era veteran, recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or other protected veteran) or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Benefits, Perks, Health & Wellness

Elevate your career while maintaining a healthy work-life balance with us!  Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package designed to support financial stability, well-being and personal growth.

  • 401K Match
  • Robust healthcare coverage
  • Unlimited PTO 
  • Take advantage of bi-weekly 'FastSpring Friday' half-days
  • Work-from-home essentials reimbursement
  • Peer recognition programs and awards
  • Ongoing learning opportunities with education reimbursement
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Volunteering opportunities with donation matching
  • Quarterly employee events
  • Health and wellness

Job Profile


North America


United States


AWS Confluence Java NoSQL SQL Sumo System Design Patterns

  • Break down requirements into phased development plans
  • Conduct design and code reviews
  • Define technical requirements
  • Mentor junior team members
  • Prototype emerging technical domains

10+ years


Position allows for remote work within the US


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9