Posted Jul 10, 2018
Argent
London, UK - potentially remote

About the company

Argent is led by experienced entrepreneurs and funded by some of the best VCs in London. Our mission is to give millions of users access to a new decentralized web. We believe blockchain technology will lead to global, transparent and accessible financial and consumer services.

Job position
Permanent - Remote work possible

Job description
We are looking for a versatile and passionate backend developper who will join our team of talented engineers to help us build the best mobile blockchain browser.

You will design and operate the backend services that fuel our decentralised application, develop innovative services on top of Ethereum nodes, and help continuously improve our engineering practices.

Senior Backend Engineer responsibilities are:

Develop new services that will enable seamless interactions between mobile clients and smart contracts

Lead the architecture, development and operation of our backend infrastructure in a DevOps manner

Build a layer of innovative services on top of Ethereum nodes

Continuously improve the efficiency, scalability, and reliability of our backend systems

Research and recommend testing and automation tools

Review and enforce security best-practices for all internal and external services

Collaborate closely with the other engineering teams to ensure an overall efficient architecture of our product

Skills & requirements
You have 5+ years of experience designing and delivering scalable distributed systems in Java and a good knowledge of Node.js. Knowledge of Go is a plus

Knowledge of the Ethereum platform is a plus as our back-end interacts with our Ethereum smart contracts.

You have hands-on experience in designing and operating a secure infrastructure on AWS

You like to get your hands dirty and you are never afraid to experiment with technology

You have good knowledge of cryptography and security best practices

You have strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

You are comfortable working in a fast paced startup environment with a lot of unknowns 


Does this job really require Go skills? If not, please let us know so that we can keep the jobs all about Go.