Member of Technical Staff, Protocols

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Anchorage Digital

United States


At Anchorage we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto


Founded in 2017, Anchorage Digital is a regulated crypto platform that provides institutions with integrated financial services and infrastructure solutions
With the first federally chartered crypto bank in the US, Anchorage offers institutions an unparalleled combination of secure custody, regulatory compliance, product breadth, and client service
We’re looking to diversify our team with people who are humble, creative, and eager to learn
We are a remote-first, global team, but provide the option of working in-office in San Francisco, New York City, Indianapolis, Sioux Falls, Porto, and Singapore
The Protocols team is the back-end team at Anchorage Digital that works closest to the blockchain
We are responsible for developing cutting-edge digital assets on top of the latest blockchain technologies and working closely with product and design teams to build out DeFi, governance, and participation mechanisms with blockchains
At Anchorage we want to support all the assets
This means there will always be a need to learn new blockchains, technologies and innovations, and integrate them into Anchorage's ecosystem
With all existing and upcoming business lines, developing a scalable, reproducible, and reliable layer–that such business lines can use when interacting with the different blockchains–is critical
We are never "done," we can always do better! By joining Anchorage not only will you be a part of a top notch team, we also expect you to help the team grow as a whole
From your technical expertise and architecture skills, to mentoring teammates, we work as a team end to end

You will:

    • Deeply research new cryptoassets and integrate them into Anchorage Digital’s platform
    • Implement participatory features that clients need such as staking, governance, vesting, etc
    • Develop infrastructure that scales across all crypto-networks
    • Support assets through upgrades and monitor for network-wide issues
    • Contribute with and review code across the entire stack and engineering organization
    • Find the right balance between progress (eg shipping quickly) and perfection (eg measuring twice)
    • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy
    • Influence architecture/product roadmap – have a seat at the table
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone
    • Help scale the team
    • Work on the front lines of the blockchain/crypto movement and SecOps innovation
    • Ship code that will impact the global economy

You may be a good fit for this role if:

    • You have real world experience building complex distributed systems
      We mostly use Go, however languages can be learned
      We really care about your engineering skills more than any specific language or framework
    • You enjoy building services from scratch and supporting them over a meaningful period of time
    • You genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure
    • You prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech
    • You have developed “computer science fundamentals”, eg concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required)
    • You self describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail oriented, hard working, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action oriented, and tenacious

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

    • You have experience with applied cryptography
    • You feel comfortable diving down the stack and into open source projects to root cause a bug
    • In your mind the word “crypto” stands for cryptography, not cryptocurrency
    • You read blockchain protocol white papers for fun, and stay up to date with the proliferation of cryptoasset innovations
    • You have a background in the finance industry

Tech stack:

    • Backend Tech: Go, C++, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, GCP, AWS, and GraphQL
    • Engineering methodologies: Reverse uptime, cryptographically linked data models, tamper resistant ledgers, air gapped infrastructure, secure execution environments, repeatable builds, and infra-as-code

About Anchorage Digital – People: Who we are

The Anchorage Village, what we call our team, brings together the brightest minds from platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in  the evolving digital asset ecosystem
As  a diverse team of more than 300 members, we are united in one common goal: building the future of finance by providing the foundation upon which value moves safely in the new global economy
 Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from
We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives
 Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We do not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation