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Mission-Critical System Developer (Go)

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Equilibrium is a venture studio working on core infrastructure for the distributed web. We work on a variety of open source projects including rust-ipfs, orbitdb and interledger-rs. We are looking for a Senior Backend Developer to join us. The position is remote-first, but we hope to get some face time in the form of company retreats if such things are ever possible post-pandemic.

You would be working with our distributed team of engineers on new products, core protocols or client projects. Most of the work we do is or will eventually be open source.

Our teams are largely self-organising in that they design their own processes and choose their own tools. We know each team and each project is different, so we try very hard not to mandate unnecessary processes on anyone. We trust our teams to deliver and let them get to work in the way they think is best.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and understanding complex protocols
  • Designing, implementing and documenting robust backend systems
  • Developing mission-critical financial applications in Golang
  • Designing and developing testing and quality assurance processes
  • Communicating with clients and open source communities

Must-have skills and qualifications:

  • Experience in leading small teams
  • Ability to design fault-tolerant software architectures
  • At least 5 years backend development experience of mission-critical financial software
  • At least 1 year of Go development experience
  • Experience working with globally-distributed teams
  • Full proficiency in English

Good-to-haves:

  • Interest in crypto and blockchain protocols
  • Cryptography & infosec knowledge

Salary & benefits:

Salary and benefits will be negotiated separately based on the candidate’s skills and experience. Please note that we hire our international talent residing outside of Finland with contractor status. Take this into consideration and make sure to include your salary request in the application.

More about the company:

Equilibrium builds core infrastructure for the new distributed web. We are a group of humans who think the web should be open-source, peer-to-peer, and private by default.

Read more about our vision and projects on our website or blog.

Applications:

Make sure to include in your application:

  • A short paragraph on why you would like to work at Equilibrium specifically
  • Links to any relevant content (Github, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Your salary request
  • Potential starting date 

Location: EU countries

We look forward to meeting you!

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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