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Chief Architect

M2 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 02 May 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Apply from abroad
  • Relocation Support


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


  • Location: On-site in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Job details: The Chief Architect will partner with the technical leads of the different product lines on the crypto platform, including custody, crypto trading, staking, validators, active treasury technology teams and join a global, highly skilled, team to realize the Business and platform vision of M2. The successful candidate will be able to effectively combine long-term strategic vision with hands-on, in-depth crypto and blockchain practical architecture, problem-solving strengths, communication, and leadership skills to help bring about a wide-reaching evolution in platform capability. This position will report to the CTO.
  • Key areas of responsibility:
    • Hands-on Technical Architect working closely with the Business, technical delivery teams, and partner teams to define crypto platform architecture across custody, exchange, staking, Treasury.
    • Subject matter expert responsible for partner/assessment including custody, trading, market making, liquidity provisioning, staking.
    • Align Trading Architecture with the wider Enterprise Architecture and Business vision.
    • Understand and review current system architecture.
    • Define the glide path from current state to target architecture.
    • Ensure our platform architecture remains secure.
    • Drive to the highest levels of quality and service.
    • Promote enterprise-wide standardization and reuse of technology components.
    • Track industry trends and ensure new system designs exploit enabling technologies to drive market differentiators.
    • Maintain strong working relationships and ensure design patterns and best practices are communicated to and effectively adopted by development teams across all product lines.
    • Be accountable to ensure all development adheres to enterprise standards and architecture design and governance.
    • Communicate and win support from senior stakeholders for business-impacting technology decisions.
    • Collaborate with development, QA, Application support, and Infrastructure managers to improve the operational efficiency of the organization.
    • Selection of technology vendors and commercial negotiation.
  • Job requirements:
    • Technical competencies and skills include deep Architecture expertise in crypto trading technologies, high performance messaging infrastructures, low latency trading systems architecture, multi-tenant solution architectures, hot DR failover on AWS or other cloud infrastructure, hands-on work experience in various crypto on-chain trading requirements, good understanding of FIX protocol data/message modeling and FIX infrastructure management, experience in cloud technologies particularly AWS/Azure, Java/HTML5/JS, Docker, Kubernetes, databases, serverless, network architecture, agile development methodologies, and DevOps, CI/CD pipeline, and associated tooling, Jira.
  • At M2, diversity is embraced, and talent, dedication, and passion are valued regardless of gender, background, age, and other characteristics. Join a team where your potential is truly valued.
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About M2

M2 Crypto Exchange, based in Abu Dhabi, is a regulated trading platform offering buying, selling, and custody of virtual assets. With a focus on trust and security, M2 provides high yields on Bitcoin and Ethereum and a diverse portfolio of crypto assets.

Benefits at M2

    • Diverse and inclusive working environment