Staff Backend Engineer at Blockchain Entertainment Startup @ Recruiting From Scratch - Santa Barbara, CA

Job Overview

22 days ago

Staff Backend Engineer at Blockchain Entertainment Startup

Recruiting From Scratch - Santa Barbara, CA

Who is Recruiting from Scratch:

Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more.

If you are a fit, the team will reach out to you about this role or any others that may be a fit for our clients.

About Our Client

Our client is the world's first blockchain entertainment company. They are the creators of industry-leading experiences including CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot. They are also the original developers behind Flow, a new decentralized blockchain designed from the ground up for scalability and ease of use.

Our client’s mission is to make the world a more accessible and enjoyable place through consumer adoption of decentralized technologies.

Our client has raised over $600M from leading and notable investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures (GV), Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others. Our client's current studio partners include the NBA and NBPA, the NFL-PA, Ubisoft, Warner Music, Turner, Dr. Seuss, Genies, and the UFC, as well as 100+ others.

About the Role

Our client is looking for a Staff Backend Engineer to join them as they build a bridge between blockchain and gaming. Their most notable project is a blockchain-powered digital collectible web experience built on cutting-edge tech. With their recent explosive growth, they're looking for someone who has a growth and outcome-oriented mindset to push their codebase forward as they balance their need to scale and optimize with shipping new and exciting features, sports and other projects. They're releasing at a high cadence to an eager, excited, and global user base while defining a new space in blockchain and entertainment.


What you’ll accomplish together

  • Build the next evolution of fandom, enabling sports fans a new way to engage with their favorite sports and teams.
  • Enhance the software development lifecycle to enable rapid learning including, ideation, technical design, implementation, and testing of product features and tech debt.
  • Craft every interaction with our product to be a polished, memorable and engaging experience.
  • Put our users first and ship impactful features.
  • Identify areas in our technical stack to improve, prioritize rollout with the team and contribute to the implementation.

A little about you

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience.
  • Tracking record of delivering complex consumer-facing applications at large scale.
  • Experience working with event driven architectures, Kafka, Golang, PostgreSQL and cloud services, like GCP or AWS.
  • Strong understanding of the deployment process, and is comfortable with docker, containers, and kubernetes.
  • Has the courage to try out new tools, fail fast, and dive into unknowns to solve new and challenging problems.
  • Influence key technical decisions in organizations, driving innovation and accomplishing the organizations key goals.
  • Provide technical mentorship to grow engineers on the team and consistently raising the bars.

Bonus points, but not required

  • Blockchain, infrastructure, or platform development experience.
  • A love for sports and/or sports collectibles.
Benefits: PTO, Healthcare, and more!
Salary: $180,000 - $200,000

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