Software Engineer, Backend / Infrastructure

Company: Alchemy
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 10.APR.2021
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At Alchemy we're building the developer platform to bring the benefits of blockchain to the world. Today, as the leading blockchain develope...


At Alchemy we're building the developer platform to bring the benefits of blockchain to the world. Today, as the leading blockchain developer platform, we power over $22 billion in transactions for millions of people in 99% of countries globally. Our mission is to provide developers with the fundamental building blocks they need to create the blockchain products and services of the future.The Alchemy team draws from decades of deep expertise in massively scalable infrastructure, AI, and blockchain from leading institutions including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Stanford, and MIT. Backed by Stanford University, Coinbase, the Chairman of Google, Charles Schwab, and the executives of global organizations. Alchemy has been featured in Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wired, and numerous other media outlets.We're growing rapidly and hiring across many roles, so please reach out and say hi if you're interested in joining our team!The Opportunity Infrastructure is our bread and butter at Alchemy. As an engineer focused on infrastructure and backend systems at Alchemy, you'll be working with one of the most sophisticated and high-throughput distributed systems in the blockchain world. You'll focus on architecting and building new systems as well as improving existing ones for a platform that supports millions of users globally.ResponsibilitiesDefine the vision for the backend infrastructure that supports our developer platform and APIs, and guide the team in executing against that visionDesign, build and maintain highly scalable and reliable infrastructure, APIs, and servicesContribute and lead system design discussions, stand up meetings, and code reviewsDevelop and own best practices for backend infrastructure with a focus on high throughput, high reliability, and low latencyDebug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stackCollaborate with other engineers, PMs, and designersWhat We're Looking For6+ years of relevant industry experienceBS/BA degree in Computer ScienceExperience designing, building, scaling and maintaining core backend software components (experience with API platforms a plus)Ability to solve complex design, scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-throughput, low-latency systemsExperience with production distributed systems, web applications, and microservice architectureProficiency in at least TypeScript or PythonExperience with MySQL, Redis (Druid is a plus)Experience with backend frameworks such as Node.js or Django is a plusExperience with AWS technologies is a plusSelf-starter attitude and the ability to execute new ideas with autonomyKnow how to find the right balance between perfection and shipping quickly

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