Staff Software Engineer (Tech Lead)

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 assist partners with integrating into the Stellar network. In this role you'll be designing, building, and implementing innovative blockchain solutions for our partners. You will lead the way in developing projects, from scoping & system design to development & best practice deployments. SDF's partners span globally and are some of the most innovative software and financial companies.What you'll do:Be involved with all aspects of the software development process - from vision to final implementation.Design new platform functionality with the corresponding APIs for external developers.Build 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 ecosystem.Engage with our community of open source developers and partners on projects that encompass many different frameworks, languages, and ideas.Collaborate with the team on code review and design, and contribute to best practices for all of engineering at SDF.Investigate and refactor performance bottlenecks in order to continue scaling our API services.Provide assistance and guidance for our integration projects with our partners and other organizations on the Stellar network.Author detailed technical feature and protocol (RFC) specifications - we take design seriously, and we encourage everyone to be a part of our RFC processes.Who you are:8+ 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 driven. Skilled at working in an environment with dynamic objectives (maybe you even thrive on chaos)You'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 advocate. Benefits/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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