Software Engineer, Backend / Infrastructure

San Francisco, USA

The Opportunity
Infrastructure is our bread and butter at Alchemy. As an engineer focused on infrastructure and 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

  • Define the vision for the backend infrastructure that supports our developer platform and APIs, 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 engineers, PMs, and designers

What We’re Looking For

  • 6+ 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 production distributed systems, web applications, and microservice architecture
  • Proficiency in at least TypeScript or Python
  • Experience with MySQL, Redis (Druid is a plus)
  • Experience with backend frameworks such as Node.js or Django is a plus
  • Experience with AWS technologies is 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