Senior Software Engineer

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Paxos was founded in 2012 as the first institutional and regulated crypto-exchange, our founding team quickly realized there was an opportunity to establish ourselves as the trusted leader in digital assets. By creating regulated digital assets like our USD-backed stablecoin PAX, we’re giving customers the chance to process their financial transactions in safer, faster and more cost-effective ways. We’re also building solutions for some of the world’s best-known financial institutions to settle day-to-day transactions faster, cheaper and with the most modern technology. We believe the global financial system has relied too long on closed infrastructure and outdated technologies - it's time for a change.

Paxos is a product-led organization, with almost half of the company dedicated to product, engineering, site reliability, and security. As we plan to roll out new products and functionality, 50% of our planned headcount growth will be in our Engineering Department, and we are growing the team in New York and London. 

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our rapidly growing engineering team. Our current team is made up of 40+ engineers, with a range of experience in startups and technologies. Senior Software Engineers are responsible for building, implementing and scaling key features of Paxos’ products, and will influence technical decisions that impact our code-base. Every engineer, despite seniority, has the ability and opportunity to influence 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.

Paxos uses a mix of open source technologies to build our products. While the exact technology or framework an engineer uses depends on the product they support, our engineers work with: 

  • Java, Kotlin, Go
  • React.js Typescript
  • Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault 

 What You’ll Work On

  • Depending on your technical skills, you could work on our APIs, the crypto exchange, or our blockchain settlements products. We’re constantly rolling out new features and adapting our existing products to meet user news or address technical challenges
  • Partner with product managers, security engineers, and our operations team to roll out secure and scalable products
  • Senior Engineers contribute to more than our product – they build up our team. Through a combination of mentoring and technical leadership, they make others better and raise the bar for all around them. 

We look for Senior Software Engineers who: 

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Are technical experts in at least one domain like Distributed Systems, Cryptography, Databases, or AWS
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of core engineering concepts including data structures, design best practices, run-time optimizations, and algorithmic complexity 
  • Can understand and articulate the architecture of an entire system, including the technical trade-offs between different design implementations
  • Are eager to work openly and collaboratively with a diverse team and are willing to mentor more junior members of the team
  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders across the company 
  • Constantly seek to learn new technologies and better ways to solve engineering challenges

 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. 

Who we are: We are a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds and experience in banking, startups, tech giants, and big-five consulting firms. We currently have about 110 employees across offices in New York, London and Singapore and have big plans for our growth. We’re looking for collaborative, creative, hard-working and intellectually curious people to help us make our vision a reality.

Why we matter: Paxos is the only technology company building financial services solutions that both customers and regulators can trust. We’re committed to pushing the boundaries of technology while also working with important stakeholder groups so we can build a financial system that is open and accessible to anyone around the world.

Who are our customers: Our customers run the gamut from individuals seeking access to digital assets and those who don’t want to be tied to a physical banking system, to large institutions seeking to improve their settlement infrastructure. Some of our clients today include big names like Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, Macquaire, INTL FCStone and Virtu. 

How we work: Paxos is driven by our four values. We believe that every Paxos employee is an owner, and employees consistently search for the truth in their work. We also believe in real-time candor and a shared commitment to excellence. These values are ingrained in everything we do and influence how we communicate and collaborate as an organization. 

Why we are a great place to work:  Paxos has been consistently named a Best Place to Work by BuiltIn. We offer all of the usual startup stuff like healthy snacks, coffee, and ping pong but we also offer generous healthcare coverage, PTO, and family leave. (We want employees to care for themselves both in and out of office.) In addition to the benefits and perks, Paxos offers employees the chance to have a real and measurable impact on a growing business: what you do today directly influences the Company goals. As a result, we enable every employee to substantially grow their careers.

Learn more about us: 

The Paxos Blog

Paxos Raises $65MM Series B

Podcast with Paxos Founder

Paxos Blog: Building the Future of Finance

Paxos Founder on CNBC’s Mad Money

Paxos in the WSJ

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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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