Backend Engineer (General)

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
As an engineer focused on backend systems at Alchemy, you’ll be working with one of the most sophisticated and high-throughput distributed systems in the blockchain world. You’ll focus on architecting and building new systems as well as improving existing ones for a platform that supports millions of users globally.

Responsibilities

    • Own the end to end product lifecycle of identifying, designing, and building new features
    • Contribute and lead backend design discussions, stand up meetings, and code reviews
    • Develop and own best practices for backend application development with a focus on high throughput, high reliability, and low latency
    • Identify opportunities to improve existing practices and uphold Alchemy’s high technical quality bar
    • Write stable, high coverage test cases for features you ship
    • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
    • Collaborate with other engineers, PMs, and designers

What We’re Looking For

    • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
    • BS/BA degree in Computer Science
    • 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
    • Experience with AWS technologies is a plus
    • Experience with production distributed systems, web applications, and microservice architecture
    • Experience developing with Java (Micronauts), Typescript (Node), and/or Python (Django)
    • 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
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