Software Engineer, Backend

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ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally . We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

About Solutions at ConsenSys:

ConsenSys Enterprise combines expert business knowledge and leading agile processes to offer distinctive support for enterprise IT enablement. You will be joining a team of leading blockchain and enterprise experts to deliver solutions for Fortune 500 level organizations.  Our Enterprise customers are some of the largest companies and financial institutions in the world and you will need to structure complex trainings and programs. We are the driving force behind two major industry consortia, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Accounting Blockchain Coalition, and contribute significantly to the governance and operations of both

About the role:

The Back End Developer will be responsible for designing and implementing backend services (APIs, daemons, and web services), integrating with developed frontends, and collaborating with a team of senior engineers to provide our clients with expert solutions.

Requirements:
  • Experience with API design and implementation
  • Ability to architect software using the services provided by a cloud provider
  • Ability to incorporate the requirements of both the frontend and infrastructure domains into software design
  • Javascript: Node.js required, React strongly preferred
  • Some experience building web APIs (preferably RESTful)
  • Database experience: SQL preferred; noSQL acceptable
  • Familiarity with AWS/Azure
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Strong communication and documentation skills as well as proven ability to work within a team
  • At least four years of backend engineering experience, a large portion of which was in a team environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience

Bonus Points
  • Blockchain / Ethereum experience a strong plus
  • Experience with or knowledge of large scale, high volume systems
  • Experience in an enterprise environment

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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