Web3 Staff Full Stack Python Engineer, Institutional Trading Platform (Contract)

Job at BlockFi


Mexico City, Mexico


BlockFi is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our Institutional Platforms Engineering team!

About the Team

The Institutional Trading Platform Engineering team is focused on building a crypto platform for our Institutional trading business. You will partner closely with the operations team and product to build capabilities that will facilitate the movement of multi-billion worth of assets internally and externally by integrating with multiple internal and third-party platforms. You will also shape tools and products that allow us to effectively track and report all the transactions across platforms. The team’s technical stack is TypeScript, React, & Python (Backend) with services hosted on AWS. 

We’re building the core services that power our business and help manage the multi-billion worth of assets. We are pragmatic problem solvers that are excited to tackle some of the most interesting challenges in the Crypto-FinTech arena.   

Your Mission

As a Staff Engineer, you will tackle hands-on, high-impact work as we develop a platform built for a global scale. You will act as the technical leader for a team, identify and define problems, design and implement technical solutions and tools, and mentor and teach more junior engineers. We are looking for proactive, collaborative, and adaptive engineers who have real-world distributed systems experience at scale. 

  • Architect/Design: - Create architecture and formulate design decisions for your services that are aligned with your business vision and meet quality criteria.- Work with diverse stakeholders to ensure our systems are built for availability, reliability, resilience, scalability, performance, and security from the ground up.- Write design proposals and review proposals from other engineers. Ensure tradeoffs are clearly and publicly documented.
  • Deliver and Own Solutions: - Responsible for creating and executing on plans and designs end to end at a team level: estimating, prototyping, implementing, testing, maintaining, debugging, and supporting high-quality software in production.- Work with stakeholders to understand and document both functional and quality attribute requirements.- Ensure that teams adhere to quality standards through cross-team communication, mentoring, code review, and backlog grooming.- Accountable for system availability and monitoring system health; ensure alerts, metrics, and runbooks are in place; and debug issues in production.
  • Lead:- Technical leader of a team, with significant technical and cultural impact beyond that team.- Guide engineers in focusing on outcomes and carefully considering business goals, tradeoffs, quality attributes, cross-cutting concerns, and risks.- Continuously improve engineering standards, processes, planning, solutions, and efficiency. - Listen to and guide debates to help reach a consensus. Once a decision is made, clearly communicate and support that decision.
  • Adapt: - Quickly learn new tools and technologies, develop an understanding of existing systems, and identify and tackle high-impact work.- Proactively seek to learn about the company, products, processes, and culture. Align technical decisions with business goals.

Your Expertise

  • Technical Breadth as well as Depth in Several Areas: 6+ years of industry experience designing, and building production applications You have a good understanding and experience with one of the Python application frameworks, preferably FastAPI.You have solid experience with frontend Javascript frameworks like ReactDeep knowledge and experience with the Amazon AWS ecosystem.Nice to have some experience with GraphQL.Developing and maintaining unit and automation tests is important to you.Able to clearly identify, communicate, and document technical tradeoffs, and guides others to do the same. As a bonus, mentoring, sharing knowledge and technical presentations are exciting to you
  • Technical Ownership: Experience owning software systems end-to-end, designing, estimating, implementing, testing, maintaining, debugging, and supporting high-quality software in production.
  • Communication: Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Able to listen and learn from as well as explain complex ideas to stakeholders of varying levels of technical expertise.
  • Collaboration: Demonstrable experience with establishing strong relationships with technical and nontechnical stakeholders, integrating a variety of perspectives (end users, product, engineering, etc.). Empathetic and does the legwork required for building consensus. Always seeks out feedback on technical designs and solutions.
  • Initiative and focus on outcomes: Prepared to take on high-impact work across contexts and as the need arises, working independently and taking initiative while maintaining transparency and collaboration. Proactively identifies problems and comes to conversations with possible solutions. 
  • Adaptive: Ability and motivation to quickly learn new languages, technologies, and tools. Pragmatic bias toward outcomes, and technical decisions that solve real business problems.

Company: BlockFi

Website: https://blockfi.com/

Skills: pythonfull stackdevreactjavascript

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