Backend Engineer with cryptocurrency company in San Francisco

LaBine & Associates - San Francisco, CA

Our client is developing a platform for cryptocurrency investment.  

 

Their business is asset-agnostic and is built on the following 3 assumptions:

  1. Blockchain and cryptoassets are here to stay.
  2. Safe and secure custody of the underlying private keys will only increase in importance.
  3. Institutional investment will bring additional legitimacy and trust to the cryptocurrency asset class and ultimately create a virtuous cycle of growth and stability for our business.

Role Description:

    • Build secure, resilient, and global infrastructure from the ground up!
    • Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development.
    • Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice).
    • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy.
    • Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.
    • Help scale the team.
    • Work on the front lines of the blockchain/crypto movement and SecOps innovation.
    • Ship code that will impact the global economy.

Buzzwords:

    • Backend Tech: Go, C, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, GCP, AWS, and GraphQL.
    • Frontend Tech: JavaScript, ReactJS, Flow, D3, CSS Modules, Webpack, Jest, and Cypress.
    • Mobile Tech: Swift, RxSwift, CocoaPods, and Secure Enclave.
    • Engineering Methodologies: Reverse uptime, cryptographically linked data models, tamper resistant ledgers, air gapped infrastructure, secure execution environments, container orchestration, repeatable builds, and infra-as-code.

Qualifications:

    • You have real world experience building complex distributed systems.
    • You enjoy building services from scratch and supporting them over a meaningful period of time.
    • You genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure.
    • You prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech.”
    • You have developed “computer science fundamentals”, i.e. concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required).
    • You self-describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail-oriented, hardworking, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action-oriented, and tenacious.

Bonus Points:

    • You feel comfortable diving down the stack and into open source projects to root cause a bug.
    • In your mind the word “crypto” stands for cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
    • You read blockchain protocol white papers for fun, and stay up to date with the proliferation of cryptoasset innovations.
    • You have a background in the finance industry.
    • You've seen and were emotionally moved by the musical Hamilton (the founder of our nation's financial system :).


Posted On: Wednesday, February 6, 2019



Position Contact
Laura LaBine
Chief Talent Officer
(650) 393-3161
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