Senior Backend Engineer

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    January 4, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    January 31, 2024

Job Description

We’re a fully distributed team of over 150 talented people that work remotely from 40+ countries around the world. We work hard, think globally, and inspire each other to learn and grow.
We are committed to changing the way things are done. To achieve that, we search the world for the best people for the job. This is how we are transforming the world of digital banking.

Our team is worldwide, our capacity for innovation, limitless.

Risk is inherent in all of our business activities and managing risk well is the responsibility of every Xapien.
Sound risk management enables us to serve our customers and deliver value for our shareholders, and helps make Xapo a great place to work.

Although we are headquartered in Gibraltar, this is a full time, 100% remote position
Work from anywhere!

Senior Backend Engineer 

Diversity is at the heart of who we are at Xapo Bank. We’re a fully distributed team of over 150 Xapiens that work remotely from 40+ countries around the world.

Our beginning: A world that enjoys economic freedom and wealth protection, no matter where you live or who is running your country. This is the dream that drove Wences Casares, our Founder and Chairman, to quietly transform the world of banking.

To achieve that, we search the world for the best people for the job. We work hard, think globally, and inspire each other to learn and grow. We are committed to changing the way things are done.

Risk is inherent in all of our business activities and managing risk well is the responsibility of every Xapien. Sound risk management enables us to serve our customers and deliver value for our shareholders, and helps make Xapo a great place to work.

About us

Established in 2013, Xapo has pioneered Crypto Banking, while earning a reputation as the Fort Knox of Crypto.

We believe that Bitcoin will do for money, what the internet did for information. Our goal is to provide a bridge between digital assets and traditional financial services.

To make it safe and easy for you to save in Dollars or Bitcoins, with immediate access to funds via Card, Crypto and Bank payment rails. To help you to participate in both traditional and crypto markets, enabling you to grow your wealth and build your financial future.

Xapo Bank is the first product of its kind: a platform that bridges the gap between crypto and traditional banking services. Headquartered in Gibraltar, we are regulated and authorised as a credit institution to provide fiat related services and in addition, Xapo VASP is regulated and authorised as a Distributed Ledger Technology Provider to provide crypto services.

Position overview

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our engineering function.

At Xapo we are building truly cross functional teams with full ownership of design, architecture, build, test, delivery and operations. You will collaborate closely with your fellow team members from the product, apps, design and QA communities of practice.

As a Senior Backend Engineer you will provide guidance and coaching around technical good practices as well as playing an active role in the Development Community of practice.

Our tech stack includes:

  • AWS for all of our Infrastructure
  • Docker
  • Python / Flask
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Redis

Responsibilities

  • Designing, developing and deploying backend services with a focus on high availability, fault tolerance, low latency and security.
  • Your team will take  full end to end responsibility of the services your team owns, from development through to production operation
  • Collaboration with team members across multiple functional areas to ensure delivery of the best solutions for our customers.

Skills needed

  • Significant software engineering experience in one or more general purpose programming languages (we use Python)
  • Great teamwork and communication skills in English, comfortable preparing high quality documentation and designs to aid understanding and knowledge sharing.
  • Understanding of microservice architectures, container based 12 factor apps and cloud native patterns around fault tolerance.
  • Practical experience applying Domain Driven Design and understanding the principles behind building software that is testable, observable, reliable, and sustainable to maintain.
  • Experience building contract first services and adopting patterns and frameworks to enable appropriate automated testing at unit, contract, service and end to end levels.
  • Experience building services that can be deployed on demand, quickly and with quality.
  • Excellent understanding of CI/CD patterns and good practice.
  • Understands the role of high quality observability in building highly scalable and performant software
  • Experience working with a public or private cloud vendor
  • Experience working in Finance is beneficial

Other requirements

  • A dedicated workspace.
  • A reliable internet connection with the fastest speed possible in your area.
  • Devices and other essential equipment that meet minimal technical specifications.
  • Alignment with Our Values and the Xapo Values-Driven Leadership principles.

 

Why work for Xapo?

IMPACT GLOBALLY, WORK REMOTELY.

  • Shape the Future: Improve lives through cutting-edge technology, work 100% remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • Great work-life balance: Build amazing things with a balance of autonomy and collaborative teamwork. Set your own work schedule and make use of a flexible PTO plan when you need to recharge.
  • Expect Excellence: Collaborate, learn, and grow with a high-performance team. Learn how you learn best – from books to conferences, you’ll get a yearly budget for your individual learning and development goals.