Senior Backend Services Engineer at SuperRare
Senior Backend Services Engineer at SuperRare

Senior Backend Services Engineer at SuperRare

Job Category
Engineering Full-Stack

We are looking for an experienced, hands-on Senior Backend Services Engineer who will help plan, execute, and iterate on the next phase of the SuperRare Labs core product. Our engineering team is composed of web, data, dev ops, and protocol groups that work together to bring a world-class experience for our users. We strive to be more than the sum of our individual parts, and are driven by our core values: candor, autonomy, and communication. We are an all-remote company, but prefer that you have availability during US work hours Pacific/Central to facilitate better collaboration with your core team. This role will report to the Engineering Manager - Core Services.

About SuperRare Labs:

SuperRare Labs (SRL) is a fast-moving startup on a mission to reinvent and define the art market for the digital age and to empower the artistic community. We are creators of the SuperRare Network; a diverse and creative ecosystem and a digital art / NFT marketplace for cutting edge digital / 3D / VR artists, creators, and art collectors. SuperRare Labs is building state of the art digital products on Ethereum and is backed by top-tiered investors (Series A in March 2021). We are growing our team and are looking for passionate and creative people to join us on our vision and journey!

What you’ll do:

  • Architect, implement, and improve the core services that support a Web3 application.
  • Analyze existing distributed systems in order to optimize for performance, scalability and observability.
  • Investigate, debug and resolve user reported issues.
  • Mentor and collaborate with other engineers – actively participate in code reviews, pair programming, and the creation/updating of technical documentation.
  • Ideate and suggest product improvements and new features with other members of the Product, Engineering and Design teams.
  • Own key system architecture decisions.
  • Be a key contributor in further establishing a culture of Engineering Excellence at SuperRare.

What you have:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer specializing in Backend Services, including professional experience at high-growth companies.
  • Deep expertise in most or all of the following areas: TypeScript, Docker, SQL and no-SQL databases such as ElasticSearch and Redis,
  • Proactive communication skills with technical and non-technical teammates.
  • Handling data interaction between distributed services at scale.
  • The ability to lead productive, timely discussions of technical topics with fellow engineers.
  • You are biased towards action – ex. if you find yourself blocked, you take the initiative and find the best path forward without waiting for direction.

SuperRare powers / bonus points if you can demonstrate:

  • Experience or interest in learning Smart Contract development (Solidity).
  • A passion for the cryptoart/web3 ecosystem– personal or professional blockchain/Ethereum/web3 -based projects.
  • Knowledge of data pipelines.
  • Prior experience decomposing projects into smaller services.
  • Prior experience with PostgreSQL or Haskell.
  • Experience writing unit, integration and e2e tests to ensure maximum code quality.

Who you are:

  • A collaborator; we’re passionate about teams being more than the sum of their parts and this position will play a critical role in realizing this vision
  • A truth-seeker; you have strong opinions but hold them loosely - maintaining a healthy skepticism and willingness to evolve when presented with new information
  • A builder; you recognize that in many situations done is better than perfect
  • A craftsperson; our work is our art, and the world needs more beauty in it

What we offer:

  • An unique opportunity to be part of the growing crypto/NFT community early on, making a meaningful impact to the team as well as the world
  • Competitive and equitable compensation up to $190,000 per year (flexible DOE)
  • Remote first working culture (work from home or co-working pass)
  • Flexible time-off policy
  • Annual offsite to meet your fellow peers in-person
  • An inclusive work environment
  • All the latest tech you need to be successful
  • Expense budget for home setup
  • Annual professional development reimbursement
  • Future opportunity to get paid in crypto currency and $RARE


The Opportunity:

SuperRare Labs exists at the bleeding edge of a vibrant digital economy seeking to empower creatives all over the world. We believe that digital art, media and crypto-networks represent the future of cultural expression. By providing the platform, tools & technology for artists to become truly independent and self-sovereign - we seek to free artistic expression & advance global culture in both the analog and crypto-native universes.

If working at the tip of a rapidly evolving industry focused on artistic expression and decentralized governance sounds exciting to you - join us as we discover the wild frontier!

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