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Staff Software Engineer (Distributed Systems)

Alchemy

Alchemy

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Our mission is to bring blockchain to a billion people. The Alchemy Platform is a world class developer platform designed to make building on the blockchain easy. We've built leading infrastructure in the space, powering over $105 billion in transactions for tens of millions of users in 99% of countries worldwide.
The Alchemy team draws from decades of deep expertise in massively scalable infrastructure, AI, and blockchain from leadership roles at leading companies and universities like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Stanford, and MIT.
Alchemy recently raised a Series C1 at a $10.2B valuation led by Lightspeed and Silver Lake. Previously, Alchemy raised from a16z, Coatue, Addition, Stanford University, Coinbase, the Chairman of Google, Charles Schwab, and the founders and executives of leading organizations.
Alchemy powers the top blockchain companies globally and has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Bloomberg, and elsewhere.

The Role

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Node Services team at Alchemy, you’ll be focused on building one of the most sophisticated and high-throughout distributed systems that power the global backbone powering billions of users in Web3. It’s a unique opportunity combining the most challenging engineering problems, crypto-forward exposure, and direct customer impact.

What You'll Do:

  • Act as a Technical Lead to define the vision for the backend infrastructure that supports our team’s product pillar and guide the team in executing against that vision
  • Design, build and maintain highly scalable and reliable infrastructure, APIs, and services
  • Contribute and lead system design discussions, stand-up meetings, and code reviews
  • Develop and own best practices for backend infrastructure with a focus on high throughput, high reliability, and low latency
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Collaborate with other technical and non-technical stakeholders to identify business priorities, define the team roadmap, and act on them

What We're Looking For:

  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience designing, building, scaling, and maintaining core backend software components (experience with API platforms a plus)
  • Ability to solve complex design, scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-throughput, low-latency systems in production
  • Production experience with Java, Golang, C++ or similar
  • Experience in Cloud Native environments, particularly in AWS
  • Experience with managed Kubernetes layers like AWS EKS a plus
  • Self-starter attitude and the ability to execute new ideas with autonomy
  • Know how to find the right balance between perfection and shipping quickly
  • Founded a company or built side projects, a plus
  • Experience in startups, a plus

More on The Role

Alchemy is committed to offering competitive compensation, including base salary as well as equity. Additionally, Alchemy offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as other benefits such as 401k and unlimited flexible time off.

The base salary range for this position is estimated to be between $135,000 - $350,000 annually. Please note this range reflects base salary only, and does not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Your salary will be determined by various factors, including relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business needs.