Senior Backend Software Engineer

Cube Group, Inc.

Cube Group, Inc.

Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Position Overview:

You'll work closely with our talented engineering team to develop and maintain critical systems that power Cube. Your primary focus will be on Rust-based backend systems, spanning from the matching engine, to derivatives pricing, margin, and liquidation engines, to blockchain settlement. If you're a proactive and experienced engineer who thrives on responsibility and is eager to contribute to a revolutionary digital asset platform, we'd love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Full Stack Ownership: Assume complete ownership of a specific segment of our technology stack, including design, development, testing, and maintenance. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving the success and reliability of this portion of our platform.
  2. Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership within your domain, guiding and mentoring junior and mid-level engineers. Foster a culture of excellence, best practices, and continuous improvement.
  3. Architectural Design: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement scalable, efficient, and secure solutions. Ensure that your segment aligns with the overall architecture and business objectives.
  4. Matching Engine: Contribute to the development and enhancement of our matching engine, which drives the core functionality of our digital asset marketplace.
  5. Derivatives Engines: Work on building and maintaining systems related to derivatives trading and margin support, ensuring smooth operations for our users.
  6. Blockchain Settlement: Play a key role in the development and integration of blockchain settlement solutions, enhancing the security and transparency of our platform.
  7. Code Quality and Performance: Write clean, maintainable, and efficient Rust code. Uphold high standards of code quality, performance, and security. Conduct code reviews and lead efforts to optimize and refactor code when necessary.
  8. Collaborative Problem Solving: Work closely with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues, contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.


  • Experience: 6+ years of backend development experience.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Rust or modern C++. Experience with Postgres, data replication and scaling, blockchain RPC and indexing, low-level networking, and low-level systems programming is a plus.
  • Independent Contributor: Track record of taking ownership of complex projects and delivering high-quality solutions.
  • Leadership Skills: A track record of technical leadership, guiding teams, and influencing technical decisions is a plus.
  • Trading Experience: While not mandatory, any experience or understanding of trading platforms is a significant plus.
  • Problem-solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Communication: Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Curious and eager to learn.
  • Team player with a collaborative mindset.
  • Detail-oriented and committed to quality.
  • Adaptable and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive and takes initiative.

What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects in the digital asset space.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Growth and learning opportunities.