Staff Software Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
About Paxos:
Paxos is the first Blockchain-powered Trust, building products to simplify settlement and eliminate risk. Paxos' mission is to modernize finance by mobilizing assets at the speed of the internet. Paxos is building a future where all assets-- from money to gold to securities--will be digitized and move instantaneously, 24/7. Settlement risk will cease to exist, so trillions of dollars of trapped capital can go to work in a global, frictionless economy.
Outcomes:
  • Designs the broad architecture of the product or platform and is able to get buy-in from all relevant stakeholders to make it happen. Success is measured by the ability to influence key stakeholders using data driven insights.
  • Ships multiple large services, complex libraries or major pieces of infrastructure that enable the product or solution set. The impact of what they ship creates sweeping improvements in stability, performance and scalability across major business-critical systems.
  • Provides high-level technical guidance that enables the future direction of the technology set or solution and this guidance helps anticipate and get ahead of future problems. Success is measured by forecasting problems that we need to solve for tomorrow.
  • Consistently improves the effectiveness of other engineers by building tools or introducing policies that raise the level of productivity for the entire engineering organization.
How to achieve the Outcomes:
Functional Acumen Required:
  • Deep understanding of major parts of our technology stack and are the technical owner of significant components of our code base. Should be able to communicate at 30,000 feet level and dive into the 10 feet level if needed
  • Technical expertise capable of spotting problems or trends that are further downstream and are able to use such insight to influence senior leaders and peers
  • Strong knowledge of distributed systems, cloud native applications and system design
 
Search for the truth:
  • Focus on the “why”. Proactively asks questions to understand the problem we are trying to solve
  • Understands the tradeoffs needed in creating good software in their area, which is often times an entire product or platform feature
  • Proactively identifies problems with requirements (lack of clarity, inconsistencies, technical limitations) for their own work and adjacent work, and communicate these issues early to help course-correct.
 
Be An Owner:
  • Capable of setting short to medium term strategic direction for part of the technology stack, identifying areas of critical need based on future growth and developing roadmaps to attack those problems.
  • Act in a very hands-on role, and as such, contribute significantly to both important projects as well as experimental projects that will spin future innovation.
  • Takes the initiative to identify and solve important problems even if they are not in their domain or work area because of the ability to spot problems downstream and work with others to fix them before they become fires.
 
Shared Commitment to Excellence:
  • Serve as a mentor and “go-to” person to junior members on the team and advise them on key skills and experiences that they need to pick up
  • Introduces best practices and style guides that ensure consistency across the entire engineering organization
  • Adept at reliably and consistently reducing complexity in order to get more done with less work when presented with a complex problem, process or existing system
 
Realtime Candor:
  • Communicates effectively, consistently and in a timely fashion, across functions and is able to work well with the Product Engineers, Product Managers and Business teams. The ability to get work done across teams goes beyond mere proactive status updates (although that is expected as well).
  • Play a leadership role in making the right trade-offs with other teams even when doing so might mean more work for themselves, as long as that is the right thing to do.
 
Paxos is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

Paxos is located right by Grand Central, a convenient location for all commuters with plenty of food and entertainment options.

An Insider's view of Paxos

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe is positive, comfortable and dynamic. As Office Manager, I try to promote a 'good vibes only' mentality, periodically hosting company-wide parties and ensuring a healthy amount of celebration and fun. I keep the kitchen stocked with all natural snacks and beverages to help the team stay sharp and focused.

Helen

Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As Director of Ops, I am fortunate to manage functions that integrate broadly across the company. One of our core values is a shared commitment to excellence, so every team member is driven to get the very best results. No work is done in silos, and open communication and inclusiveness are key to achieving our goals.

Lizzy

Director of Ops

What does career growth look like on your team?

Paxos has a very well defined engineering ladder. We have a technical and managerial track for all engineers. Depending on the engineer's career aspirations, we provide coaching and guidance on either track. In addition to this, we try to provide unique experiences and learning opportunities that benefit the person and the company.

Raj

Head of Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

To promote collaboration across teams, we host frequent cross-functional team events. A few of our past events include bowling night for the operations and engineering team, as well as dinners that bring together different members from each team.

Derek Yu

Assistant Controller

What are Paxos Perks + Benefits

Paxos Benefits Overview

The company culture at Paxos thrives on working hard and playing hard. We have a fully stocked kitchen filled to the brim with hundreds of healthy snack options to get you through the day. Our team is a bunch natural collaborators who don't mind getting their hands dirty every now and then. We host a bunch of events such as monthly events, holiday parties and even a guac-off where team members compete to see who can make the best guacamole in the office!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paxos' FSA program allows employees to contribute up to $1000 dollars for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Paxos provides 100% company-paid medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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