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Senior Software Engineer

Alpaca - Europe
Posted: a year ago

Alpaca is a fast-growing FinTech API startup backed by a group of prominent investors including Spark, Portage, Social Leverage, Tribe, Horizons, Eldridge, Positive Sum, Elefund, and Y Combinator, and highly experienced industry angel investors. Alpaca has raised a total of $70+ million to date.

Alpaca builds an API-first stock and crypto brokerage platform that developers and businesses embed investing, build apps, algorithmically trade with. Of course, we are very enthusiastic about open source contribution and community building!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design highly scalable, mission-critical brokerage system
  • Implement backend services and web applications
  • Maintain good software quality and test coverage
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Troubleshooting on incidents and reported bugs
  • You may be asked to be on-call to assist with engineering projects that are timely in nature

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc/MSc or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 4 years of experience of backend software development
  • Experience with at least one modern programming language like GoLang, Python, C/C++, NodeJS, Java, etc. Our platform is based in Golang
  • SQL or relational database skills
  • Hands-on knowledge with Bash, Linux & Docker. Kubernetes experience is a plus
  • Excited about what we are building at Alpaca

The position level and title will vary according to candidate's experience and skills

Preferred Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

  • Experience with Kubernetes, CKA, CKAD certification
  • DevOps mindset is an asset
  • Experience with NoSQL
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Good understanding of the financial market
  • Experience with major cloud platforms (AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Knowledge of microservice architectures
  • Knowledge of clean code principles

How We Take Care of You:

  • Competitive Salary & Stock Options
  • Benefits: Health benefits start on day 1. In the US this includes Medical, Dental, Vision. In Canada, this includes supplemental healthcare. Internationally, this includes a stipend value to offset medical costs
  • New Hire Home-Office Setup: One-time USD $500
  • Monthly Stipend: USD $150 per month via a Brex Card
  • Work with awesome people, clients, and partners from around the world
  • Retirement Plan - While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, retirement plans are only available to US-based employees
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