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Backend JS engineer





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Backend JS engineer

Location: Type: Full-time

Interested in working on a cutting-edge open source project, involving high-frequency trading / blockchain / crypto / data engineering? Are you passionate about enabling developers?

We are looking for an experienced backend Javascript engineer who will apply his/her experience and industry best practices to lead the development of Hummingbot Gateway, a core component of the open-source Hummingbot algorithmic trading software.

What you'll be doing:

  • Designing a technical architecture that is scalable, secure, and developer-friendly

  • Creating algorithmic trading strategies and risk management features

  • Integrating Hummingbot with SDKs and APIs from different types of crypto exchanges and protocols

  • Mentoring junior developers and teaching them Javascript development best practices

  • Joining the core team and making a significant impact in a fast-growing, VC-backed crypto/blockchain startup

You're a great fit if you have / are:

  • 5+ years experience with backend Javascript development: NodeJS, Express, ES6, etc

  • API design for extensibility and developer experience

  • Some fluency with Python

  • Experience contributing to or working for open source projects

  • Knowledge in common unit testing frameworks like pytest and nosetests

  • Familiarity with Ethereum or other blockchain protocols

  • A high bar for code quality and craftsmanship

  • Working knowledge of agile (scrum) software development methodologies

  • Good communication skills and fluent in both written and spoken English

Perks at Hummingbot: 

  • Become a core member of an experienced Silicon Valley-based team that is well-connected in crypto, blockchain and machine learning

  • Join a remote-first, engineering-driven team with 30+ team members across 6 continents (applicants from Antarctica welcome and encouraged to apply!)

  • Competitive salaries

  • Work hard, have fun culture

  • International travel for conferences, team meet-ups/retreats

  • Work schedule flexibility; unlimited vacation policy

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