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Senior Backend Engineer

Build-A-Bera

Remote worldwide

Posted 7 days ago

Join Build-A-Bera and take the Berachain ecosystem from 0-1

Tech stack

  • evm

Background: Build-A-Bera is the capital arm/incubator for Berachain, a high-performance, EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) compatible, Layer 1 blockchain built on the Cosmos SDK. Berachain uses a variant of delegated Proof of Stake called Proof of Liquidity consensus to rehypothecate liquidity as security at the protocol level, aligning incentives between liquidity and security across the ecosystem.

We're a young, world-class team of builders, engineers, and executives with extensive experience across Web2 and crypto environments. We’ve raised and deployed $Bs as fund managers, won the knife fight in the orderbooks on Wall Street, and contributed to category-defining DApps and protocols. Now we’re building Berachain.

Our team combines traditional experience in building and scaling teams at technology companies like Apple, Coinbase, Microsoft, and Y-Combinator with crypto-native experience from some of DeFi’s most impactful protocols. We're all highly passionate about building useful infrastructure to bring decentralized finance to the masses. Our core engineering and founding team is based in Toronto. We’re well-funded by a group of leading digital asset investors, hedge funds, centralized exchange venture arms, and strategic angels.

Role Overview: We are seeking a talented and motivated Backend Engineer to join our team. As a Backend Engineer at Build-A-Bera, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the server-side logic, database systems, and integration of various services that power our blockchain ecosystem. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and is passionate about decentralized finance and blockchain technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain robust, scalable, and efficient backend services and APIs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including front-end engineers, product managers, and blockchain engineers to deliver high-quality products.
  • Implement security and data protection measures to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the blockchain network.
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding, testing, debugging, and deployment.
  • Write and maintain comprehensive documentation for newly developed features and APIs.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot production systems to ensure reliability and performance.
  • Continuously improve code quality, review code, and provide constructive feedback to peers.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices in backend development and blockchain technology.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in backend development with proficiency in languages such as Go, Rust, Python, or Node.js.
  • Strong understanding of database management systems, both SQL and NoSQL.
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of blockchain technology and experience working with EVM-compatible chains or the Cosmos SDK is highly preferred.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to debug and optimize complex systems.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a remote or hybrid team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and drive projects to completion in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with smart contract development and understanding of DeFi protocols.
  • Familiarity with security best practices in the context of blockchain and backend development.
  • Previous contributions to open-source projects or participation in the blockchain developer community.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and tools.

Why Join Us:

  • Work with a passionate and experienced team on the forefront of blockchain technology.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in a rapidly growing industry.
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation.
  • Flexible working environment with opportunities for remote work.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities through mentorship and collaboration with industry experts.

If you are excited about the future of decentralized finance and want to be part of a team building the infrastructure to support it, we would love to hear from you. Apply today and join us in building the future of blockchain technology.

What makes you a perfect
candidate for this role

  • An academic degree in the relevant field is good to have

  • 3+

    years of commercial experience
  • Corresponding level of skills:

    Go

    advanced

    Blockchain

    intermediate

  • Language skills:

    English

    intermediate

Compensation

Competitive

Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Offered

Benefits & perks

  • Equity

  • Token Equity

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