Senior Software Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

Since its founding in 2012, Paxos has sought to enable the movement of assets at the speed of the internet. Paxos is building a future where all assets--from money to commodities 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. By seeking the highest forms of regulation and compliance, Paxos has distinguished itself within the blockchain industry and earned the trust of discerning institutional and individual investors. 

Our Products include: 

  • Paxos Standard (PAX) is a digital dollar and the world’s first regulated crypto asset. This stablecoin offers a liquid, digital alternative to cash that is available 24/7 for instantaneous transaction settlement around the world. It is the most traded USD-backed stablecoin. 
  • PAX Gold (PAXG) is a digital asset where one token is backed by one fine troy ounce (t oz) of a 400 oz London Good Delivery gold bar, stored in Brink’s gold vaults.
  • itBit is a crypto-asset exchange. We also offer related trading services including escrow, custody and OTC trading. 
  • Post-Trade: Our Post-Trade team works on a broad suite of products to simplify post-trade confirmations for precious metals, other commodities and FX markets. The team launched Paxos Confirmation Service in late 2018 and has already confirmed well over 100,000 trades with aggregate notional values in the hundreds of billions of dollars. 

 We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our rapidly growing engineering team. As a key member of the engineering team, you will have influence on our product strategy by helping define the product features, refine system architecture, and spearhead best practices that enable a high quality product. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills are absolute requirements.

This is the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, small, and flat organization responsible for developing our industry leading products. If you’re looking for an opportunity to directly see your work impact the business and the future of finance, then this is the job for you!  

Who You Are:  

  • You are a rock solid engineer who is master of at least one domain. This could be a functional domain like Securities or Precious Metals or a technical domain like Distributed Systems, Cryptography, Databases, AWS, etc. 
  • You demonstrate a solid understanding of core engineering concepts. Strong understanding of Data Structures and Algorithms 
  • You can understand and articulate the design and architecture of the entire system. 
  • You are eager to work openly and collaboratively with a diverse team
  • You feel comfortable working in a tech-driven environment with the ability to coordinate across several stakeholder groups (Engineering, Operations, Marketing, HR, etc.) 
  • You are driven to learn new technologies

 What You’ll Do

  • Senior Engineers contribute to more than our product – they build up our team. Through a combination of mentoring, technical leadership, and/or direct management of smaller teams, they make others better and raise the bar for all around them. 
  • You will produce a work output by taking a complex user story, breaking it down into sub-tasks, and completing the sub-tasks with relative ease – own design, coding, testing all the way through deployment of each of those sub-tasks. 
  • You will strike the right balance between fixing the problem at hand and focusing on finding the root of the problem. For example, if it’s a production issue the priority is to fix the immediate problem and collect all the data necessary for root cause analysis. In a non-production environment, the focus should be on finding the root cause and fixing it the right way to make sure the problem doesn’t occur again. 

 What We Offer: 

  • Competitive salaries and flexible work life balance 
  • Equity share in a growing business 
  • Unlimited PTO 
  • A full slate of benefits coverage including: medical, dental, vision, and pre-tax commuter benefits, gym reimbursements 
  • A kitchen fully stocked with snacks and beverages 
  • A fun, vibrant office environment in the Flatiron District with a smart and passionate team doing incredible things to modernize Finance. 

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

Our company is located in a trendy area popular with other technology startups, surrounded by plenty of bars and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Paxos

What are some social events your company does?

We have fantastic company-wide events and functional team events. My favorite of recent was the Compliance Team outing consisting of a Cycle Beats class at Equinox followed by a delicious group dinner in Flatiron. Also, you can't beat the weekly Happy Hours where you can connect with everyone at the company!

Elly McGuffog

Compliance Associate

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday at Paxos is filled with collaboration between team members, departments, offices, and partners. The ops day kicks-off by call with our Singapore office and is structured around daily crypto and fiat processing windows. My favorite part of the day is meeting with engineers to improve our products for both our customers and employees.

Kate Chichikashkvili

Strategic Operations Associate

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Paxos back in 2017 as a Software Engineer. Now that I have grown into a Senior Software Engineer 2 years later, I have more confidence working with new technology and working cross functionally. This growth has also given me more opportunities to own projects from end to end and embrace new challenges.

Zoe Xiao

Senior Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a member of the product team, collaborating with other teams at the company is core to my day-to-day at Paxos. We have a daily scrum with our executive team and functional leads every morning to discuss any important business items and for any project that I work on, I work very closely with our engineering, operations, BD and compliance teams.

Zach Kwartler

Senior Product Manager

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!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly, once per month.
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