The Opportunity 

Our mission is to change the way the world works by democratizing AI for every business, and to build a great company – that everyone loves being a part of. These two goals haven’t changed since the days when Peak was little more than an idea forming in the heads of our founders Richard, Atul and Dave. 

It’s an incredibly exciting time at Peak; we’re growing rapidly off the back of our $75m Series C funding round (2021), led by SoftBank, and we have very ambitious plans for the future. 

We’ve launched a brand new software category, Decision Intelligence, which we want to spearhead and become the trusted, global voice of. 

We’re opening up the Peak platform to more organizations, empowering businesses to now build their own Decision Intelligence solutions and applications for the very first time. 

All of this means that we’re expanding our team rapidly, with huge growth plans in place. But we know that culture and success come hand in hand, so creating and protecting an amazing company culture that’s true to our values remains really important to Peak and our mission.

The Role

You’ll be working with cutting-edge technologies in a collaborative team where everyone’s input is valued. You will organise and grow the Peak platform in a cohesive manner. You’ll be encouraged to explore new tech and bring fresh ideas to the table. 

Technical architecture at Peak involves:

  • Leading in the design and creation of systems, services, and features that make up the Peak platform, justifying and communicating these design decisions.
  • Creating and reviewing system design with a focus on ensuring the technical work fits into the broader platform strategy and defined practices, with a focus on microservices, event-driven architecture, and modularity.
  • Creating detailed specifications for proposed solutions, highlighting the benefits, as well as the assumptions, unknowns, and potential risks.
  • Working closely with colleagues and stakeholders from across multiple teams (including Product, UX, Engineering, and Data Science). Through collaboration, ensuring everyone understands the requirements, strategy, and approach to delivering the best solution.
  • Analyzing the requirements of large systems and breaking them down into smaller deliverable parts, whilst maintaining the long-term architectural vision.
  • Inputting and assisting in the creation of technical roadmaps for your business area.
  • Working closely with the engineering team/s, reviewing, identifying, and recommending architectural improvements that you identify, as well as confidently communicating these with relevant stakeholders.
  • Providing architectural leadership and guidance to the platform teams.
  • Ensuring that the agreed business requirements are delivered in the overall design solution, whilst being traceable and compatible with the technical architecture.
  • Working closely with fellow architects and engineers in order to create cohesive architecture practices and guardrails, whilst driving the adoption of these practices/standards across the platform teams.
  • Developing the technology vision and strategy for your area, maintaining an awareness of the underlying business and technical strategic drivers and challenges faced by Peak.

Personal skills

We are on a big mission to be the number one AI System for businesses worldwide, as such we need someone who is:

  • True team player - share success and work well across the business.
  • In the know – keeps up to date with the latest tech news, launches and product updates, market results, and industry announcements.
  • Deliver focussed – delivers activity and results that are aligned to the Peak commercial plan & values.
  • Creative - able to create and deliver unique solutions. 
  • Customer-first – puts the customer at the forefront of every activity to get the best result.
  • Question the process - build team greatness by challenging the status quo and trying new things.

Required Skills

Peak uses a range of modern tech that requires a diverse skill set. A willingness to learn and a natural curiosity about tech is essential and some experience in the following would be great:

  • Strong experience in designing and delivering enterprise-grade B2B software applications/solutions at scale.
  • Experience in handling scalability, reliability, security, and networking in cloud-based applications.
  • A deep understanding of software design/architecture, and systems engineering.
  • In-depth knowledge of integration approaches, including microservices, messaging, and event-driven architecture for building large-scale, high throughput, and highly available distributed systems.
  • Expertise working with multi-disciplinary delivery teams of product managers, engineers, and designers, as well as executives, to align on key architectural and technical decisions and direction – and guiding those through successful execution.
  • Well-versed in creating System Design / Architecture Diagrams using any diagramming tool such as draw.io, Miro, etc.
  • Demonstrable expertise in working with containerised applications (Docker preferred), container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes preferred), Authentication and Authorization in multi-tenant software systems.
  • Ability to evaluate existing and emerging technologies and their potential use to support the delivery of business value.
  • Great at working both independently and as part of a team. This role does not involve line management, but a key element of the role is to work with and help more junior members of the team.
  • Experience working with agile methodologies and engineering practices.


Benefits

  • Opportunity to make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions and influence Peak’s early success in entering the global market.
  • Share options / Equity in Peak - Peak is our company, Peak is your company.
  • Flexible culture - Hybrid working model (Clubhouse/Home) and flexible hours with work life balance in mind.
  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, rising with each year of service up to 38 days. 
  • Family leave benefits, including a world class maternity pay policy (more details here).
  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, autonomous high performance culture and a truly collaborative style.
  • Opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for 1 month of the year, after one years service.
  • Mental and physical health support through a variety of channels, e.g., Headspace and Spill app subscriptions, online yoga/boxing/HIIT classes, regular team days and social activities.
  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loans.
  • Working with cutting edge tech - you will develop skills and experience essential in the modern economy.
  • Learn from like minded & talented team members across multiple disciplines.
  • Opportunity to develop in various areas that you may take an interest in as part of your personal development. 

About Peak

Peak was founded in Manchester (UK) in 2015 by Richard Potter, Atul Sharma, and David Leitch. We’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Our Decision Intelligence platform provides businesses all over the world with AI-powered solutions that drive game-changing commercial outcomes. 

The Peak platform connects data sets from across an organization to provide predictive insight and drive fast and effective decision making. We’re proud to call some of the world's leading companies such as Nike, PepsiCo, JSW, KFC, Molson Coors, Sika and PrettyLittleThing our customers.

In August 2021, we announced a $75m Series C funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund II. We’ve grown rapidly in the last three years and now have over 300+ Peakers globally. In 2021, we proudly received our Best Companies 3-star accreditation, which recognizes extraordinary levels of employee engagement. The Sunday Times also ranked us as one of the Best 100 Companies to Work For in 2020 and 2021.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our mission at Peak is to help businesses do great things with AI - we are the innovators, the disruptors and the gamechangers.  Diverse and inclusive companies will drive the fourth industrial revolution - and we will lead from the front. Over the next 5 years, we need more than words to create a stronger company and a fairer society, which is why Peak are committed to not only creating an amazing place to work, but a diverse and inclusive one too.

We want to create awesome teams and leadership, where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their ideas to solve the complex problems for the companies and the communities we serve.

We believe diversity is key to making our business unique. As an accessible employer, we recognise and embrace the diversity on offer throughout our teams, providing a platform for all employees, and ultimately the business, to reach its full potential.  The benefits of diversity and equality cannot be fully achieved without creating an inclusive environment. This includes colleagues who are disabled.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer meaning we have been certified by the government as actively taking steps to attract, recruit and retain disabled workers. We understand that some disabled colleagues will need adjustments to help them perform to the best of their ability so if you do need any reasonable adjustments then please let us know.

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