Backend Engineer

  • BlockFi
  • Poland
  • Feb 28, 2022
Full time Engineering - Backend Engineering

Job Description

What is BlockFi?

BlockFi’s mission is to provide liquidity, transparency and efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers and corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance and digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

We’re a team of builders and strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity and offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, and every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, and we rely on our people to make it happen!

BlockFi is looking for Senior Backend Engineers to join our growing team!

About Your Team

Our teams are globally remote working across different time zones and regions. Engineers at BlocKFi are pragmatic problem solvers that are excited to tackle some of the most interesting challenges in the Crypto-FinTech arena.  

We’re building out the products and infrastructure that powers our business. Our stack is largely Elixir on the backend, so if you have Elixir or Erlang experience it would be a *huge* plus. That said, if you are a polyglot engineer with a diverse background that includes Functional Programming, and you're interested in learning Elixir, then we’d love to hear from you!

Your Mission

The product teams at BlockFi encompass UX, UI, Design, and Engineering in a seamless cohesive whole. As part of that product team, you will:

  • Build, test, and deploy products using Elixir and other backend technologies & tools while working cross functionally to deliver on the product map for your team
  • Promote scalability and reliability across all aspects of our systems by advocating for continuous improvement within code standards and testing; using ExUnit to write high-value automated tests. 
  • Participate in architectural design meetings & code reviews with Platform Architects, Tech Leads, and Product Managers. 
  • Independently execute on your deliverables with accountability, proactively identifying and escalating blockers in real-time 
  • Mentor, coach, train other engineers on the team; reviewing code, paired programming, etc. 

Your Expertise 

  • You have 3+ years with one or more object-oriented or functional programming languages, with a desire to learn and work with Elixir
  • You have previous experience building and deploying applications on AWS (preferred), GCP, or Azure, and are familiar with the services that one or more of these platforms offer
  • You have experience designing and/or implementing REST APIs
  • You have a passion for writing concise, performant, and extensible code to create reliable and scalable products
  • You have experience building or using distributed systems, and can confidently talk to their architectures and trade-offs
  • You write tests, and have experience with continuous integration and deployment tools
  • You have experience profiling and optimizing the performance of code you write
  • You have experience working on a globally distributed team as part of a remote workforce, or you have a desire to work in a globally distributed, remote environment
  • You value collaboration, both for yourself and your peers, and are thoughtful in your communication when sharing ideas or opinions
  • You're able to build relationships across departments and operate semi-autonomously, unblocking yourself and peers when needed
  • You have experience and/or a desire to be a technical mentor to engineers on your team

Your Perks:

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive salary because we value your experience and expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Flexible work environment because we are a geographically dispersed team and we believe in balance
  • A close-knit team of enthusiastic, collegial and driven people to work alongside in a highly meritocratic environment because teamwork makes the dreamwork

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), and the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, and our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, and as we expand our product suite and geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services and banking world, and we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth and expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto and are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans and the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets and regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, and C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, and Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments and Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand

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