Backend Engineer (Solana)

The Role

As an engineer focused on backend systems at Alchemy working specifically on our Solana tech stack, you’ll be working with one of the most sophisticated and high-throughput distributed systems in the blockchain world.

Solana is our newest supported and fastest growing chain to date and requires a more refined focus on high data throughput applications.

You’ll focus on architecting and building new systems as well as improving existing ones for a platform that supports millions of users globally.

The team is still small and looking to grow rapidly, so you will have a lot of agency and ownership with our product roadmaps.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the end to end product lifecycle of identifying, designing, and building new features
  • Contribute and lead backend design discussions, stand up meetings, and code reviews
  • Develop and own best practices for backend application development with a focus on high throughput, high reliability, and low latency
  • Identify opportunities to improve existing practices and uphold Alchemy’s high technical quality bar
  • Write stable, high coverage test cases for features you ship
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Collaborate with other engineers, PMs, and designers

What We’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science
  • Experience designing, building, scaling and maintaining core backend software components (experience with API platforms a plus)
  • Ability to solve complex design, scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-throughput, low-latency systems
  • Experience with High throughput streaming services like kafka is a plus
  • Experience with data pipelining like google dataflow is a plus
  • Experience with AWS technologies is a plus
  • Experience with GCP technologies is a plus
  • Experience with production distributed systems, web applications, and microservice architecture
  • Experience developing with Java (Micronauts)
  • Proven track record building highly available and highly scalable systems
  • Self-starter attitude and the ability to execute new ideas with autonomy
  • Know how to find the right balance between perfection and shipping quickly
  • Web3 experience, a plus
  • Founded a company or built side projects, a plus
  • Experience in startups, a plus