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Metalink Sr. Backend Developer

Company: Metalink
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Come build the future of Social Crypto



Crypto Playground Crypto is more than trading. It's more than NFTs. It's more than Telegram. Metalink is a crypto playground for chatting, making friends, and NFT swapping. Are you the proud owner of a Pudgey Penguin? Join the owners channel ---- ---- #pengu-owners-club. Decentralized Future Metalink's future looks like a decentralized utopia where our community of avid NFT and crypto traders are actively shaping the future of Metalink's ecosystem from reputation protocol algorithms to the NFT swap mechanics. - The Tech Our tech stack will be as future-proof as possible without sacrificing security, scalability, and usability. Some technologies we're exploring, not in any particular order: Elixir, Matrix, React Native, 0x Protocol, Electron, Solana, Luna, Vue.js, EPNS, Solidity, Ethereum, zkSync. - Who is Metalink? Metalink is a small team of crypto enthusiasts from all walks of life. It's what makes crypto, crypto. You can be anyone you want. Welcome to the Metaverse. Though we come from different backgrounds and have different experiences, our team has a set of cultural beliefs that function as our North Star.

  • --'- anything worth doing is going to be hard
    • --- if you're going to do something, do it well
      • --'- find big problems that are worth solving
        • --'- find the brightest and most innovative solutions
          • ---- deliver, deliver, deliver
            • --- make mistakes; it's the best way to learn
              • ---- provide positive and negative feedback This set of guiding principles helps us stay tightly aligned and loosely coupled. All that means is that when we're not together, we can take comfort knowing that we're all tracking by the North Star, so we'll all end up in the same place. ------ Logistics Metalink is headquartered in sunny Los Angeles, California. We say that without actually having an office because we'll eventually have one, and it'll be in LA. Our team currently operates remotely via Slack, Clubhouse (Shortcut), Airtable, Figma, and Zoom. We're a seed-stage startup who understand that runway and burn matter, but we know that people matter more. At Metalink you'll get a salary, equity / tokens, health insurance, and unlimited vacation. - Who are you? You enjoy ideating, designing, building, and delivering. Uncertainty doesn't scare you. If it did, you would be scared the entire time you were at Metalink. Pivoting and pivoting based on learnings derived from data is the name of the game. You understand that wearing multiple hats may be required at a startup this early. You know the power of fast iteration, and fully embrace the test & learn methodology. You're an independent thinker, but also collaborative and always willing to lend a hand. You desire autonomy, yet understand the importance of communication and collaboration. You are not married to any technology or solution and believe in the right tool for the job. You not only believe in being data-driven, but you live it. This means you understand that you can't improve what you don't measure. - What's my job?
                • be the best, gosh darn backend developer in town. seriously, that's it. need more? see below. ---- More about my job
                  • research backend solutions, libraries, frameworks in order to identify the best solution for the problem at hand
                  • design, build, and deploy clean, backend code whose quality is commensurately tied to the business goal and time constraints
                  • participate in our team's agile methodology for software development, actively contributing to reviewing, providing feedback, planning, and retrospectives
                  • learn whatever you need to learn as we explore new ideas and projects, so that we can build the next big thing
                  • measure product performance by investing in and building the necessary monitoring and analytics tools
                  • design, develop, and architect with an eye towards scalability such as workers, connections, caching, data models, nodes, NoSQL - Am I qualified?
                    • Required

                      • 4+ years of experience designing, architecting, and building, REST and/or GraphQL APIs and websocket connections
                      • 4+ years of experience building production-quality web applications with backend programming languages, such as Elixir, Ruby, Python, Erlang, Rust, or Node as part of a team of other software developers
                      • 4+ years of experience designing data models for both SQL and NoSQL databases, as well as performance tuning database queries
                      • experience performance tuning webapps from a backend perspective understanding everything from browsers, web protocols, CDNs, and DNS to caching, load balancing, connection pooling, queues, and distributed systems
                      • experience with cloud platforms like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
                      • Preferred

                        • interest in or experience with functional programming languages such as Elixir or Rust
                        • experience building realtime systems such as chat or collaborative applications
                        • interest in or experience with smart contracts and web3 - Apply here ---- ---- --- Submit your application here.
                        • If you're a good fit for the position, we'll do a meet & greet via Zoom so that you can learn about Metalink and our company culture.
                        • If the meet & greet goes well, we'll do a set of technical interviews which will involve problem solving, design + architecture, data modeling, and coding.

Keywords: Metalink, Santa Monica , Metalink Sr. Backend Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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