Backend Engineer (Experiments)

Alchemy | Web3 development made easy

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One magic line of code supercharges your development with the world’s most powerful blockchain developer platform, relied upon by the majority of the world's top blockchain apps.

Overview

San Francisco, CA, USA

Job Description

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 $45 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 C led by a16z at a $3.5B valuation, having previously raised from 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 TechCrunchForbesBloomberg, and elsewhere.
The Role
Data drives everything we do at Alchemy. As such, having the ability to run tight, controlled experiments allows us to make better decisions across the whole company. As a backend engineer focused on experimentation, you’ll be working to develop low-overhead experimentation infrastructure and pipelines that can be employed by any developer. You’ll own, architect, and build new systems that can accurately and effectively collect and deploy data.

Responsibilities

    • Design, build and own highly scalable and reliable experiments infrastructure
    • Work with data engineering and product to collect and deploy data to power the company
    • 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

What We’re Looking For

    • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
    • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    • Experience designing, building, scaling and maintaining A/B test infrastructure
    • Experience with AWS technologies is a plus
    • Experience with data pipeline and warehouse technologies a plus
    • Experience with production distributed systems, web applications, and microservice architecture
    • Proven track record building highly available and highly scalable systems
    • Self-starter attitude and the ability to execute new ideas with autonomy
    • Know how to find the right balance between perfection and shipping quickly
    • Passion for blockchain technologies a plus
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