Senior Blockchain Engineer

Paradigm



About the job

At Paradigm, we are changing the future of finance! By joining us at this early stage, you’ll be building cutting-edge, distributed financial service infrastructure that will reshape financial services across CeFi and DeFi markets.


About Paradigm


  • Paradigm is a zero-fee, institutional liquidity network for derivatives traders across CeFi and DeFi.
  • We provide unified access to multi-asset, multi-protocol liquidity on demand without compromising on execution preferences, costs, and immediacy.
  • We’ve built the largest network of institutional counterparties in crypto, with over 1000 institutional clients trading over $10 B per month.
  • We are a diverse, global team led by our organizational principles and united by our mission to bring on-demand liquidity for traders, anytime and anywhere, without compromises. We also strive to ship faster than anyone else in the industry!
  • We are backed by the best traders and investors in the space, including Jump Capital, Alameda Ventures/FTX, Dragonfly Capital, Digital Currency Group, Genesis Trading, QCP Capital, Optiver US, IMC, GSR Markets, Akuna Capital, Fidelity Digital Assets CMT Digital, Goldentree Asset Management, Amber Group, OK Group, Bybit Fintech, and CoinShares.


The role


As a core member of the backend engineering team, you will build and maintain major features, through inception, design, implementation, and launch, working closely with product and engineering disciplines across the company. The perfect candidate has an in-depth understanding of distributed systems, blockchain, and hands-on experience architecting and developing existing blockchain smart contract platforms. You will spend the majority of your time on cross-functional self-contained feature teams focused on delivering value to the customer, while other projects will be more internally focused on integrations, scalability, and performance.


Responsibilities


  • Participate in the design and implementation of a decentralized protocol for crypto derivatives trading. This includes developing, testing, and deploying the backend and smart contracts needed to do so.
  • Design and develop any APIs and/or SDKs required to support trade execution services.
  • Own monitoring, alarming, analytics, and reporting on all services you build, ensuring high performance and responsiveness
  • Communicate requirements effectively within and across teams


Requirements


  • 5+ years of backend engineering experience, ideally building products from ideation to launch with a strong engineering team
  • Demonstrable, in-depth knowledge and experience with at least one modern language such as Javascript, Python, Golang, Java, C++
  • Proficient in basic cryptography concepts
  • Hands-on experience creating upgradeable smart contracts and building on blockchain, working with Solidity
  • Comfortable working cloud-native AWS infrastructure and/or Kubernetes
  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related field (M.S. a plus)


Nice to have


  • Deep knowledge of the cryptocurrency ecosystem (BTC, ETH, etc.) and underlying technologies (blockchain, PoW, PoS, etc.)
  • Interest and understanding of L1/L2 blockchain technology and ZK-Rollups


Compensation Range: $185,000 - $275,000 USD Annually


Our Benefits And Perks


  • Competitive pay and transparent pay bands
  • Flexible work environment
    • Unlimited vacation with a minimum required PTO of 10 days annually.
    • Celebrate your national holidays, in addition to floating holidays, to honor what matters to you, not HQ.
  • Full benefits (benefits vary by country)
    • Medical, dental, vision
    • Health Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
    • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
    • Retirement savings (i.e. Traditional and Roth 401(k))
    • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous technology and learning allowances
    • $5000 first-year budget to spend on your computer, peripherals, office essentials...whatever makes you most efficient and comfortable. You'll receive a $2000 refresh each anniversary.
    • $1000 budget to spend on learning and development materials, courses or conferences.


Paradigm US is an equal opportunity employer.



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