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Senior Backend Engineer

May 1
Fully Remote

About us:

Avara is a group of software development companies that build open-source, blockchain-based software for the Web3 world. With a mission to reinvent our modern paradigms in the realm of finance, social media and beyond, we are focused on building revolutionary products and protocols that will reinvent the ways we communicate, our financial systems, and our cultural norms. United with one clear goal, Avara is determined to build a future for users that provide them with better control over their finances, data and social experiences.

Our culture:

Having cultivated a thriving, collaborative culture, our team is kind, welcoming and passionate about what we are building. We celebrate differences and seek to develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool from all over the world.

About the role:

The Backend Developer will enhance and maintain high-performance systems using Node.js and TypeScript, optimise database performance, and implement best coding practices. This role involves collaborating with various teams to develop efficient APIs and streamline deployments, focusing on scalability and rapid response to support the Family Wallet.

How you can make an impact:

  • Develop, maintain, and enhance high-performance backend systems utilizing Node.js and TypeScript.

  • Optimise database performance, scalability, and integrity, managing both PostgreSQL and MongoDB environments.

  • Implement best practices in coding, including automated tests, comprehensive documentation, and conducting code reviews as necessary.

  • Collaborate with the DevOps team to streamline automated deployments using CI/CD, enhancing production visibility and ensuring environment stability.

  • Work closely with the iOS team to architect and develop efficient REST APIs that support the rapid response requirements of the Family wallet.

  • Process and convert blockchain data from multiple chains into a format suitable for efficient querying.

  • Design and implement sophisticated caching mechanisms to provide instantaneous API responses.

  • Lead backend architecture discussions and planning for integrating new features seamlessly.

Let’s connect if:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in backend development, preferably with large-scale systems.

  • Strong proficiency in Node.js, TypeScript, Redis, Git, and RESTful API design.

  • Solid experience with both SQL and NoSQL database technologies.

  • Familiarity with AWS and other cloud services.

  • At least 1 year of experience in the web3 sector, developing backend solutions.

  • In-depth knowledge of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and data extraction techniques from EVM-based blockchains.

  • Excellent skills in communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.

  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a diverse team.

  • Passion for building products with a high degree of craft, polish and attention to detail.

Haven’t quite met all the criteria? Let’s not miss out on the chance to speak. Whilst you might not meet every single requirement, you might bring other, more exciting skills to the companies!

Equal opportunity statement:

Avara celebrates diversity and view each and every team member as a separate individual with their own unique identity. No matter your race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age, (dis)ability, sexual orientation or even the wallet you use, we welcome you at Avara.

As an equal opportunities employer, we take accountability and believe in everyone’s potential to build, create and inspire changes. With a mission to build a diverse workforce, we are proud to foster a working environment in which everyone can feel safe and valued for who they are.