Software Architect

Montreal, Canada, Sapienza Consulting [1951]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is working with many exciting new ventures around the world involved with innovative New Space technologies surrounding earth observation. Our customer GHGSat offers greenhouse gas detection, measurement, and monitoring services to industrial and government customers around the world. They use their own satellites and aircraft sensors, combined with third-party data, to help industrial emitters better understand, control, and reduce their emissions.

On behalf of our Canadian client GHGSat we are looking for an innovative and experienced Software Architect. As part of a cross-functional team deployed around the Agile Scrum framework, you will be supporting the full software platform development, from conception to deployment. Overall, you have an excellent knowledge of web technologies, security standards, a strong motivation in tackling the important environmental issues that our planet faces today.


  • Work as the technical subject matter expert in partnership with their product owners and digital infrastructure lead to define the technical design for their data driven products and applications
  • Provide architectural leadership to the project development
  • Work with their product owners to develop business requirements into architecture
  • Define solution level architecture for project teams including guidance on development tools, data processing, operations, and security
  • Develop architectures for highly scalable and fault-tolerant applications using Cloud, database technologies and data warehousing
  • Provide technical and architectural oversight for systems and projects that are required to be reliable, massively scalable, highly available and maintainable
  • Enforce best practices and principles to enable consistent delivery and enable alignment with long term direction
  • Stay up to date on new tools & techniques in the data space. Conduct proof of concept activities with key business users in support of advanced use cases
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in relevant roles
  • Experience with Python, JavaScript, React, node.js or related
  • Experience designing and implementing services in the Cloud (AWS)
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with databases, large datasets and ETL systems (PostgreSQL)
  • Test-Driven Development mindset involving CI, CD, documentation, iterative deliveries
  • Experience with software development tools (Gitlab, Git)
  • Agile supporter able to encourage a team towards autonomy
  • Able to obtain Canadian government security clearance


Qualifications (Desired):

  • Experience with GIS formats (PostGIS, ArcGIS, GeoTIFF) [EV1]
  • Experience with Django web framework
  • Entrepreneurial energy and determination
  • Interest in remote sensing systems, space or photography

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