Today’s financial infrastructure is archaic, expensive, inefficient and risky — supporting a system that leaves out more people than it lets in. So we’re rebuilding it.

We’re on a mission to open the world’s financial system to everyone by enabling the instant movement of any asset, any time, in a trustworthy way. For over a decade, we’ve built blockchain infrastructure that tokenizes, custodies, trades and settles assets for the world’s leading financial institutions, like PayPal, Venmo, Mastercard and Interactive Brokers.

About the team

Trading Engineering provides pricing and trading APIs for Paxos. We’re continually launching new APIs and services, while maintaining our platform’s high SLAs and execution quality. We take pride in our commitment to continuous innovation, high performance, effective mentoring/coaching, multi-disciplinary collaboration and the authentic application of lean/agile methods.

About the role

You’ll design and implement high-quality software from concept through to launch, taking ownership of the design, coding, testing and deployment of key proprietary software components for our trading platforms.

What you’ll do

  • Apply engineering best practices, including unit and integration testing, source code version control and agile planning/estimation
  • Resolve ambiguity by analyzing complex requirements and breaking down feature delivery into steps
  • Search for the truth in product conceptualization and development, ensuring designs and implementations are fully aligned with the company mission and product goals
  • Work with a modern tech stack including technologies like Rust, Golang, Java, K8S, Microservices and Cloud
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering teams, internal stakeholders and clients
  • Launch revolutionary products and features that drive the financial industry forward
  • Immerse yourself in blockchain technology, cryptocurrency for enterprises and investors, our regulation-first approach, and more

About you

  • 5+ years of experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining distributed systems
  • A degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Mastery of core engineering concepts, including data structures, design best practices, runtime optimizations and algorithmic complexity
  • Solid understanding of load balancing, high availability (HA)/failover, ingress, inter-service communications in a microservices-style cluster, idempotence, ACID, guaranteed delivery, etc.
  • Familiarity with digital-native online web application architectures and infrastructures, including clustering (Kubernetes), containerizing (Docker), message queuing (Kafka/RabbitMQ), etc.
  • A drive to learn new technologies, innovate and discover better ways to solve engineering challenges
  • Some JavaScript experience is a plus