Senior Backend Engineer

Kava Labs
Work Remotely
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Kava Labs is seeking an experienced Senior Backend Engineer for the Kava lending platform, Kava's blockchain solution enabling decentralized stable coins, bonds, and lending for crypto users.  This is a full time remote position. Candidates can apply from time zones ranging from PST (USA Pacific), to CET (Central Europe). We are looking for your experience and perspective to contribute to our growing company and culture! We are a 100% distributed workforce with teams in the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

You will be directly developing and deploying on a platform that is worth $500M and working to have $1B+ assets under management by the software. You will work alongside a team of world class crypto experts, and take ownership of an open-source project on a platform that transfers millions of dollars in assets daily and provide the financial primitives for the next evolution in crypto. You will have a huge impact on product and technology development. 

What You Will Do.

  • Write financial applications using a blockchain application framework written in Go-lang called the Cosmos SDK
  • Write interoperability software for communicating between blockchains (IBC relayerBEP 3 Deputy).
  • Write supporting applications and developer tools in Golang that are used by Kava developers or users of the Kava DeFi platform.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Kava codebase and related components of the cosmos-sdk (KavaTendermint)
  • Review pull requests and provide valuable feedback to members of the team and open source contributors.
  • Work with Kava blockchain engineers to optimize performance and squash bugs.
  • Report to the Head of Engineering and attend Daily Stand-up meetings via Zoom.

Who You Are.

  • 7+ years minimum as an experienced Backend Engineer, at least 3 years in senior position required.
  • You are a strong individual contributor in Go with 3+ years of experience. 
  • You have solid engineering fundamentals, a computer science degree is preferred. 
  • You are comfortable working in an open source environment, your work is out there for everyone to see and scrutinize. 
  • You are meticulous and detail oriented. This is financial software, it’s of utmost importance that it is secure. 
  • You care about quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code. 
  • You have an interest in blockchains and decentralized technologies. A willingness to learn is a must.
  • A self-starting and ambitious attitude that thrives in a startup environment. 
  • Committed to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion reflected in all aspects

What We Offer.      

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