Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Senior  •  Education: Bachelor

The mission Of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is to promote democratic values by providing accurate, uncensored news and open debate in countries where a free press is threatened and disinformation is pervasive. RFE/RL reports the facts, undaunted by pressure.

Radio Free Europe is looking for the Software Architect for Pangea Digital:, which is a proprietary content management system. The Software Architect is responsible for architecture and design of software solutions, choice of technologies to be used, and the way the in-house software development projects are done.  

Your responsibilities: 

  • Make software design proposals and choices, such as deciding what technologies and design patterns to use.  

  • Create and maintain sets of software development best practices and standards for Pangea Digital. 

  • Define technical standards, oversee the activities of software development team and the status of all ongoing programming efforts.  

  • Work with others on defining task priorities, technical specifications, time estimates, and delivery plans. 

  • Coordinate the work of Pangea Digital developers and contractors, according to defined priorities, and monitor their performance. 

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams and external solutions providers to develop integrated solutions. 

  • Supervise Lead Frontend and Lead Backend Developers.  

  • Coach team members as necessary and create a professional work environment.  

  • Identify staffing requirements, prepare job ads and descriptions to attract the candidates and serve as the point person and primary interviewer during recruitment. 

  • Ensure new development staff are on-boarded successfully in Pangea Digital and that they adhere to defined programming standards. 

  • If necessary, reacts to emergency situations to fix or address urgent issues. 

Our technology stack:  

C#, .NET Core 6, SignalR, ReactJS, TypeScript, React MUI, Rabbit, Redis, Docker Swarm, MS SQL, Aspx, Azure devops, Grafana, Kibana, Jenkins. 

Your profile: 

  • Preferably a university degree in IT or relevant technical discipline. 

  • Proven experience in leading successful software development projects. 

  • Experience with responsibility for software/systems analysis, design, architecture, development, and maintenance.  

  • Team management experience. 

  • Ability to write C# code and strong .NET core knowledge. 

  • Knowledge of modern devops practices and technologies, including Linux, Docker and/or Kubernetes.  

  • Knowledge of relational databases  

  • Microservice architecture experience. 

  • Understanding of multi-platform orchestration and administration, as well as API management and security. 

  • Familiarity in configuring and troubleshooting application code running in a container orchestration environment, Kubernetes preferred.  

  • Experience with networking and cloud infrastructure services, including content distribution networks, load balancing and virtual computing. 

  • Enterprise release management experience. 

  • Ability to work with others on a team, to interact and operate effectively with peers and others within a collegial, and yet demanding work environment. 

  • Adaptability and flexibility to understand and appreciate various perspectives on an issue, adapting as the requirements of a situation change, and changing or easily accepting changes in the organization or own job requirements. 

  • English language (Proficient). 

  • Czech language (Working Knowledge Oral + Written). 

Nice to have:  

  • Knowledge of old Aspx pages and IIS.  

  • Knowledge of Graphql and federation.  

  • Experience with SQL queries and procedures (Mssql). 

What we offer: 

  • Unique workplace with a meaningful mission: 

  • Work on a proprietary content management system used by various media entity. 

  • Friendly, inclusive working team. 

  • Competitive salary. 

  • Employment benefits (5 weeks of vacation, 13 sick days, Retirement Savings Contribution, Fitness Benefit, Meal Allowance, Public Transport Contribution, Life Insurance, Language Courses, Summer Allowance, Medical Care on Premises) 

This is a locally recruited full-time position on a one-year assignment initially, with the possibility of extension for an open-ended contract after one year. The opportunity is open preferably to applicants with the legal right to work in the Czech Republic, who are expected to work in RFE/RL Prague’s office in a hybrid working model of a blend of in-office and remote work in the Czech Republic. 

To apply for this position, please send us your CV and cover letter in English.

Job position benefits

More than 5 weeks of vacation Home office Sick days Contributions to sport, culture or past time activities Courses and training Extra holidays Meal vouchers or meal contributions Flexible working time Contribution to vacations or recreational activities

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