Senior Backend Engineer

Helius

Helius

Software Engineering · Full-time
Canada · United States · Remote
100,000 – 200,000 USD per year
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2023

About Helius:

Helius is a leading developer platform on the Solana blockchain, dedicated to inspiring and accelerating the creation of crypto-powered software. Our mission is to empower developers and innovators by providing them with the tools and resources they need to build the future of decentralized applications. We specialize in developing RPCs, indexers, webhooks, APIs, and more for the Solana ecosystem.

We are looking for a Senior Backend/Infrastructure Engineer with experience in building and scaling distributed systems to join our growing team. If you have a passion for blockchain technology and a high sense of ownership, we'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable and reliable backend infrastructure to support our growing suite of developer tools and services
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of infrastructure components with existing systems
  • Identify bottlenecks and optimize performance of our services to handle increasing traffic and load
  • Develop monitoring and alerting systems to maintain high levels of system availability and performance
  • Continuously improve system architecture, security, and best practices to stay up-to-date with industry standards
  • Mentor and support other team members in understanding and implementing complex technical concepts

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in backend development and infrastructure engineering, with a focus on distributed systems
  • Strong understanding of blockchain technology, particularly the Solana ecosystem
  • Proficient in programming languages such as Rust, Go, and Typescript
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) and containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge of database technologies (SQL, NoSQL) and data processing frameworks (Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to adapt to new technologies quickly
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with a high degree of ownership and agency

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Flexible work hours and remote-friendly environment
  • Generous vacation and time-off policy
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fast-paced, dynamic industry
Helius is an equal opportunity employer.

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