Sr. to Lead Backend Engineer - Top Tier Blockchain Startup

Company: Skyrocket Ventures
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.MAY.2021


Sr. to Lead Backend Engineer - Top Tier Blockchain Startup San Francisco, CA (Remote until the pandemic is over) This is one of the rela...


Sr. to Lead Backend Engineer - Top Tier Blockchain Startup

San Francisco, CA (Remote until the pandemic is over)

This is one of the relatively few cryptocurrency companies with a strong business model, product market fit, a strong base of customers, great cash reserves, and rapid scaling.

It is the leading company in its category. Its product is used by top blockchain companies around the globe. Its vision is to do for blockchain what Microsoft and Apple did for computers. The company's mission is to make the potential of blockchain a reality.

The team consists of world class engineers from top companies such as Google, Facebook, Palantir, Microsoft, and Pinterest and stop schools such as MIT and Stanford.

The company has raised series A funding from top investors including Stanford University and founders of some of the most valuable tech companies in the world.

The company will pay salary up to $200k plus equity which could be very lucrative.

Job Responsibilities:

- The backend code uses a combination of Python and JavaScript + Node.js. On avarage it is about 50% Javascript + Node.js and 50% Python. Depending on what you're working on, it could be all JavaScript or all Python or a mix.

- Designing, building and maintaining highly scalable and reliable infrastructure, APIs, and services.

- Contributing to system design discussions, stand up meetings, and code reviews

- Providing thought leadership in the full development lifecycle from concept to completion.

- Solving the most challenging problems in the blockchain space and shaping the future of blockchain based computing.


- Willing to learn (if necessary) and primarily use Python and Node.js.

- Strong at least one of: 1) Python or Node.js, 2) Go or Java or Swift or Objective-C or Scala, 3) Erlang or Haskell or Ruby on Rails, or 4) C++.

- At least 4 years of experience in software engineering.

- Designed, built, scaled and maintained core backend software components.

- Self-starter attitude and the ability to execute new ideas with autonomy.

- Passion for blockchain technology.

- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other equivalent professional experience.

Nice to have:

- Experience in the AWS ecosystem.

- Blockchain experience.

- Experience with cloud orchestration technologies like Docker or Kubernetes.

- Deep experience in Python.

- Experience being crucial to scaling a high growth company.

- Strong systems engineering background.

- Experience writing high performance web applications.

About Skyrocket Ventures

Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire. Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Please note that even if this job is not a perfect match, we encourage you to apply as long as it is in the ballpark. Companies are often flexible in hiring candidates who do not perfectly fit their written job description, as long as the most important qualifications are there and the candidate is good in general.

Most of the jobs we are recruiting for are not posted online, so if you would like to know of all the opportunities we have that match your interests and qualifications, then please get in touch with us.

After you apply to this job posting, we'll consider you for this job as well as any other potential matches with our client companies. If we have any potential matches, we'll share your resume with those companies and contact you about any interview opportunities we can get you.

Thank you, and we wish you a great job search!

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