Senior Rust Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

About us:

At Syndica, we're creating the Cloud of Web3. Syndica offers enterprise-grade RPC infrastructure and developer tools tailored for the Solana ecosystem. Syndica powers some of the most important applications in Web3 - we take this role seriously. Joining our team means you'll be held to a high standard and challenged technically while growing close to a group of individuals passionate about creating software infrastructure and building out new technologies.

We are backed by strategic partners, investors, and advisors who are all-in on our mission: Chamath of Social Capital, Steve Jang of Kindred Ventures, Joe McCann of Asymmetric, Coinbase Ventures, Solana Ventures, Circle Ventures, and many more.

About you:

  • You are a talented engineer who thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

  • Have 5+ years of related professional experience using lower level languages (C/C++/Rust/Zig).

  • Strong working knowledge of web and network protocols and standards (HTTP, TLS, DNS, etc.).

  • Proven experience in learning new tools and applying that knowledge to maximize performance, safety, time to deliver, and overall quality of work.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant experience.

Standout Experience:

  • Exposure to monitoring tools: Prometheus and/or Grafana

  • Strong understanding of database engines: PostgreSQL (or other transactional DBs), Clickhouse (or other big data databases)

  • Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure: AWS, GCP, Azure, or other tools for creating and maintaining web services

  • Kubernetes

  • Docker/container engines

  • Experience creating and maintaining CI/CD pipelines

About the role:

As a Senior Engineer, you will be working with other engineers to design, implement, and maintain web services that process API requests at scale with a focus on reliability, performance, and metrics/observability.

The role’s responsibilities require an ability to pursue solutions to problems independent of explicit guidance and adjust those solutions based on feedback or changing circumstances.

Key responsibilities:

  • Code Contribution: write high-quality web services and components in Rust that emphasize performance, reliability, maintainability, and readability.

  • Code Ownership: design, implement, and maintain core web services and components with a drive to always improve and iterate towards the best practical solutions.

  • Core Reasoning: draw on past experience, existing knowledge, research, and collaboration to avoid pitfalls and balance tradeoffs between solutions to maximize results.

  • Collaboration: leverage strong communication skills to break down complex ideas into simple terms and demonstrate a knack for collaboration across a large group of engineers.

What does success in this role look like?

  • In three months, you have become one of our core backend developers. You’ll have taken on independent code review responsibilities and are collaborating on the design of new features.

  • In six months, you have earned the trust of the team and are delivering tasks through the entire SDLC, from design through development with minimal guidance, and are helping to effectively mentor new engineers joining the team.

  • In twelve months, you have established a cadence of predictable, on-time delivery without cutting corners.