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We work with talented people who are keen on tackling big problems.

We’re a team with a vision. We believe that organizations and the people who contribute to their success, deserve work solutions that foster harmony and success. It’s a win-win mentality, and it’s what makes our team unique—the drive to truly help the real people, doing real work.

Software Architect

Dublin, Ireland

What you will be doing

Utmost is enabling the future of work. We are  a small and fast paced team with big ambitions and we want to hire a hands-on software architect to join our collective. If you're excited to be part of an ambitious team solving challenging problems and helping workers everywhere, Utmost is a great place to grow your career. Your unique technical skillset will complement and extend our team.

You will work with our architecture team to lead the design of a SaaS product that helps the enterprise and the extended workforce collaborate. Your experience with distributed systems and large-scale multi-customer cloud deployments will be highly valued. You will contribute at the highest level to all architecture decisions and own parts of our technical roadmap. We organise into cross functional feature teams that include product owners, product designers, frontend / backend / system engineering and QA.

Your voice and input to our product is crucial to its success. At Utmost we want to make sure we give people an opportunity to grow their career and expand their technical skills. As the product gains adoption and as the team grows we will invest in your technical and career development.

Our backend software is written in Kotlin exposing a GraphQL API to our Typescript and React based frontend.

We invite you to come talk to our existing team of highly skilled engineers, who are as passionate and proud of their work - as we expect you are.


  • Build a clear architecture roadmap for the product and ensure it is understood.
  • Work with the technical leadership team on a design process that optimises for delivery.
  • We want to be data driven
  • Our goal is to be decisive even if that means we occasionally get it wrong.
  • Partner with the wider organisation to understand the technical impact of our product vision and customer commitments.
  • As part of a feature team be part of the full software lifecycle
  • feature definition and estimation
  • implementation, documentation and testing
  • pairing and code reviews
  • delivery of features to production
  • Be obsessive about driving continuous improvement of the SDLC eg
  • monitoring and measuring of production usage
  • application performance
  • feature cycle time
  • deployment frequency
  • build time
  • Do all the things that help team performance
  • code reviews, ideation, mentoring and coach other developers and foster a culture of continuous learning
  • Clearly communicate the tradeoffs we are making during architecture decisions.
  • Work with tech leadership team to curate and communicate an Utmost specific series of Architecture tenets
  • Eg  the configuration and privacy design constraints of enterprise applications

Here’s the Essential Skills. You...

  • have a strong bias for action
  • can communicate complex information clearly and simply in written format as well as verbally
  • have demonstrated expertise in distributed systems
  • have designed for Cloud native architectures
  • have already worked on commercial JVM based software in an Agile lifecycle including TDD, pair programming, short release cycles
  • have a track record of delivering working software in production
  • have an aptitude for fast prototyping

About Utmost

Utmost - San Francisco, Dublin (Series A):

Work today is increasingly done with alternative labor including consultants, contingent workers, gig workers, and freelancers, and yet companies don’t have the tools to manage this type of talent.  Further, the workers themselves need better tools to effectively participate in this new world of work. Utmost offers companies tools to manage their alternate labour forces with lower costs and higher productivity while ensuring compliance, and Utmost further offers solutions for workers to efficiently participate in this new economy with efficiency and confidence.  Utmost was founded in 2018 by Annrai O’Toole (IONA Technologies, Cape Clear, Workday), Dan Beck (Accenture, Intuit, Workday) and Paddy Benson (IONA Technologies, NewBay, Groupon) and is backed by Greylock Partners.