Senior Software Engineer, Cryptofinance applications

Blockstream — Company based in San Francisco, CA

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Pioneering advancements in cryptography and blockchain technology, Blockstream is the first company extending the capabilities of Bitcoin at the protocol level to support a broad range of new privacy features, asset types, and financial markets. Blockstream is building an open platform for blockchain applications and a family of hardened cryptofinance appliances. Blockstream supports values of decentralization, end-to-end security, user control, and open, permissionless innovation.

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to help us build the premier platform for crypto-finance applications. Your initial responsibilities will include engineering a secure production service that must operate at low-latency and with high-availability.

You will enjoy a fast-paced creative atmosphere of a well-funded FinTech Series A startup, excellent benefits, and flexible working schedule as well as an option for partial telecommute.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering on increasingly sophisticated systems
  • Experience building robust production backend services with virtually no down time.
  • Design of scalable, back-end architectures with high availability
  • Strong expertise in one or more of: C/C++, Rust, Go.
  • Linux \ systems experience
  • Application-level caching (e.g. Memcached, Redis, ActiveRecord).
  • Design, implementation, and use of web API’s, including both REST and websocket APIs.
  • Emphasis on code quality; willingness to write full-coverage test suites and participate in regular code reviews.
  • Motivated, life-time learner.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with a geographically distributed team.

Pluses:

  • Experience in FinTech is a big plus.
  • Prior Bitcoin, blockchain, or cryptography experience is a big plus.

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