Senior Software Engineer @StellarOrg

Stellar

Full time

San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Dec 12

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 join our team. In this role you’ll play a significant role in designing, building, and implementing innovative blockchain solutions for our ecosystem partners and you will lead the way in developing projects, from scoping & system design to development & best practice deployments. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of problems focused on growing and scaling our global network. SDF’s partners span globally and are some of the most innovative software and financial companies.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, multi-tasker, and demonstrated team-player. You will be a lead developer responsible for the development of new software products and enhancements to existing products. You should excel in working with large-scale applications and frameworks and have outstanding communication and leadership skills. 

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.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years real-world experience developing or implementing software within enterprise networks
  • Solid understanding of web technologies: TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, JSON, REST, etc
  • Proficiency with programming languages such as JavaScript, Go, C++, Python, or similar
  • Ability to lead technical discussions and explain technical details to non-technical people
  • Independent and results driven
  • Skilled at working in an environment with dynamic objectives
  • You’re a strong problem solver and fast learner
  • You’re passionate about top quality code and using the latest best practices
  • You build software with your users and their needs top of mind
  • You're a true partner advocate

Bonus Points If:

  • You generally enjoy working on a wide variety of smaller projects as opposed to regularly creating features in a single large system.
  • You have a strong curiosity for blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, and understand the fundamentals of these systems.

About Stellar

Stellar 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 Foundation

The 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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