Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Company: Stellar Development Foundation
Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021
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Interested in helping us change the world of payments forever? The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is looking for a talented, experienc...


Interested in helping us change the world of payments forever? The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is looking for a talented, experienced, and hands-on engineer to join our team. In this role you'll play a significant role in designing, building, and implementing innovative blockchain solutions for our ecosystem partners and you will lead the way in developing projects, from scoping & system design to development & best practice deployments. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of problems focused on growing and scaling our global network. SDF's partners span globally and are some of the most innovative software and financial companies.The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, multi-tasker, and demonstrated team-player. You will be a lead developer responsible for the development of new software products and enhancements to existing products. You should excel in working with large-scale applications and frameworks and have outstanding communication and leadership skills. What you'll do:Be involved with all aspects of the software development process - from vision to final implementationDesign new platform functionality with the corresponding APIs for external developersBuild and maintain web services to support the foundation's mission (creating equitable access to the global financial system)Identify patterns in developer needs and design new protocols and services to increase developer velocity across our entire ecosystemEngage with our community of open source developers and partners on projects that encompass many different frameworks, languages, and ideasCollaborate with the team on code review and design, and contribute to best practices for all of engineering at SDFInvestigate and refactor performance bottlenecks in order to continue scaling our API servicesProvide assistance and guidance for our integration projects with our partners and other organizations on the Stellar networkAuthor detailed technical feature and protocol (RFC) specifications - we take design seriously, and we encourage everyone to be a part of our RFC processesWho you are:5+ years real-world experience developing or implementing software within enterprise networksSolid understanding of web technologies: TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, JSON, REST, etcProficiency with programming languages such as JavaScript, Go, C++, Python, or similarAbility to lead technical discussions and explain technical details to non-technical peopleIndependent and results drivenSkilled at working in an environment with dynamic objectivesYou're a strong problem solver and fast learnerYou're passionate about top quality code and using the latest best practicesYou build software with your users and their needs top of mindYou're a true partner advocateBonus Points If:You generally enjoy working on a wide variety of smaller projects as opposed to regularly creating features in a single large systemYou have a strong curiosity for blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, and understand the fundamentals of these systemsBenefits/Perks:Competitive health, dental & vision coverage (estimate costs here)Flexible time off + 15 company holidays including a company-wide holiday breakParental leave (12 weeks)Life & ADD (up to $50K)Short & Long term disabilityFSA & Dependent Care Accounts401K Employee Assistance ProgramL budget of $1,500/yearCompany retreatsAbout StellarStellar is a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network for financial products and services. It is both a cross-currency transaction system and a platform for digital asset issuance, designed to connect the world's financial infrastructure. Dozens of financial institutions worldwide issue assets and settle payments on the Stellar network, which has grown to over 4 million accounts. About the Stellar Development FoundationThe Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world's financial infrastructure. Founded in 2014, the Foundation helps maintain Stellar's codebase, supports the technical and business communities building on the network, and serves as a voice to regulators and institutions. The Foundation seeks to create equitable access to the global financial system, using the Stellar network to unlock the world's economic potential through blockchain technology. We look forward to hearing from you!SDF is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. SDF does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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