Web3 Jobs: Senior Software Engineer
Status: Full Time.
Organization: Stellar Development Foundation
Role: Senior Software Engineer.
Salary : $ 165k – $ 215k
Are you interested in engaging with cutting-edge blockchain technology and contributing to equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has been instrumental in fostering the remarkable expansion of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that currently operates at high capacity. Developers and organizations worldwide rely on this platform, and the SDF team is expanding to support the swiftly evolving Stellar ecosystem.
- Involvement in every facet of the development process for platform projects, from conception to final implementation.
- Designing novel platform features and creating corresponding APIs for external developers.
- Construction and upkeep of web services that align with the foundation’s mission, which includes enhancing network participation, facilitating lumen distribution, and emphasizing network stability.
- Identification of recurring developer requirements and devising new protocols and services to enhance developer productivity across the entire ecosystem.
- Engagement with our community of open source developers across projects that span various frameworks, languages, and concepts.
- Collaboration with the team on code reviews and design discussions, and contributing to the establishment of best practices within the SDF engineering domain.
- Investigation and optimization of performance bottlenecks to facilitate the continued scaling of our API services.
- Providing support and guidance for our integration initiatives with partners and other organizations operating on the Stellar network.
- Creation of detailed technical feature and protocol (RFC) specifications, underscoring our commitment to sound design practices and welcoming everyone to participate in our RFC processes.
Qualifications you possess:
- 5+ years of experience in collaborative software development.
- Proficiency in core computer science concepts, including data structures, algorithms, distributed systems, and information retrieval.
- Demonstrated experience in developing server applications in languages such as Go, Python, Rust, C#, Java, or C++, with versatility across multiple languages.
- Prior experience in managing large-scale web services.
- Strong communication skills, especially in advocating for and leading technical discussions during the design and code review stages.
- A solid grasp of software design patterns and the ability to construct reusable, extensible, and modular components.
- Knowledge of existing frameworks and open source tools, complemented by the readiness to build new frameworks when open solutions are unavailable.
- A fervor for performance debugging and benchmarking.
- Eagerness to be part of a dynamic, growing team with substantial autonomy.
Optional qualifications that earn you bonus points:
- Possession of a BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field.
- A keen interest in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, alongside a deep understanding of their fundamental workings.
Our compensation package for this position offers competitive pay, with a base salary range of $165,000 – $215,000, contingent on your expertise, skills, experience, and location. Additionally, we provide lumen-denominated grants and an array of perks and benefits:
Benefits/Perks in the USA:
- Competitive health, dental & vision coverage.
- Flexible time off, including 15 company holidays, which encompass a company-wide holiday break.
- Paid parental leave.
- Life & ADD insurance.
- Short & Long term disability coverage.
- FSA & Dependent Care Accounts.
- 401K plan with a 4% match.
- Employee Assistance Program.
- Monthly gym allowance.
- Daily in-office lunch and snacks.
- Learning & Development budget of $1,500/year.
- Company retreats.
Stellar transcends the boundaries of a typical blockchain. Driven by a decentralized, swift, scalable, and environmentally sustainable network tailored for financial products and services, it encompasses a thriving and passionate ecosystem. This ecosystem includes a non-profit organization, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), which operates with a strong mission to unlock the economic potential of the world through blockchain technology.
With a focus on speed and affordability, the Stellar network provides global builders and financial institutions with a platform for issuing assets and conducting real-time currency transfers and conversions, thus delivering practical utility in the real world. Established in 2014, the SDF is dedicated to sustaining the growth and development of the Stellar network.
The foundation also serves a wide range of entities, such as NGOs, corporations, universities, small businesses, governments, and solo entrepreneurs, that are actively building on the Stellar network through resources, funding, and strategic collaborations. Stellar is where blockchain intersects with the real world.
About the Stellar Development Foundation:
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization committed to collaborating with and supporting catalysts for achieving fair access to the global financial system through blockchain technology. SDF provides grants, investments, funding, and other forms of support to builders and organizations that share this vision. Additionally, SDF creates tools and resources on the Stellar network to promote practical real-world utility. As a non-profit foundation, SDF prioritizes the health of the Stellar network and the Stellar ecosystem above all else.
We eagerly anticipate hearing from you!