Staff Engineer (Full Stack)

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Founded in 2018 and based in NYC, The Block is the leading research, analysis, and news brand in the digital asset space
The Block's team is spread across 5 continents and 15+ countries, covering the global cryptocurrency space 24/7
The Block delivers deep insight into how the emerging digital assets sector interacts with traditional finance, technology, governments, and markets
 We reach hundreds of thousands of technologists, financial market participants, Fortune 500 professionals, global service providers, policymakers, and more through our main website, dedicated Research Portal, podcast, and events
At The Block, we see digital assets as a ubiquitous part of the future
As this space continues to evolve, we view our role as the trusted moderator and authoritative voice for those who invest in, work with, make decisions about, or seek to understand digital assets
  You will be responsible for developing new features, optimizing performance with respect to both our backend and frontend stack, developing and supporting solutions for product analytics, and capturing feedback from our logging and debugging services to both troubleshoot and make improvements
 An effective Staff Engineer should be able to effectively communicate with the team and develop solutions between back-end and front-end implementations and concerns
The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize tasks and complete them in a timely manner
 The hiring range for this role is $150,000 – $180,000 in base salary, plus equity and benefits
Base salary pay within the provided range will be refined based on candidate’s experience and location


    • Collaborate with engineers, researchers, executives, and designers to develop new features and prioritize bug fixes for our products
    • Clearly communicate development progress across the Product & Engineering team
    • Devise creative solutions for engineering problems
    • Work with team managers on development prioritization and career development opportunities
    • Contribute to the culture of quality, healthy collaboration and leading by example 
    • Mentor junior engineers on the development team


    • 5+ years of experience in professional software development
    • Full-stack experience and ability to contribute to both frontend (Vue, Vuex, Nuxt, service workers, PWA) and backend (NodeJS, Adonis/SailsJS/Nest/Loopback or equivalent structured framework, Yarn, Postgres, GraphQL, Redis, memcached) systems
    • Strong familiarity architecting within Unix / Linux operating environments and general command-line knowledge including Docker and ECS
    • Deep technical skill with frontend technologies (SASS, LESS,  Bootstrap utilities, TailwindCss or other similar)
    • Experience with git in a collaborative environment such as Github
    • Experience using code reviews and pair programming within the Agile Development lifecycle
    • Knowledge of common software design patterns and responsive web frameworks
    • Ability to work autonomously, own end-to-end delivery, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
    • Receptive to giving and receiving feedback

Who We Are:

The culture of The Block lies in our key behaviors
It’s who we are and it’s how we show up everyday
We are confidently humble

We jump in and roll up our sleeves
We know there’s always more to learn and we operate without egos
We are actionably curious

We strive to be an expert in our field and always seek opportunities to expand our knowledge and skill set
We put our learnings into practice every day
 We practice tenacious ownership

Every day when we show up we are contributors, teammates, and owners
We rotate through those three hats with agility and without sacrificing accountability or consistency
We practice respectful partnership

We treat others as we’d expect to be treated – with respect, concern, understanding, and patience
Why You Should Work Here:

We take care of our employees and we have the benefits and perks to support it
Our full-time, US based employees are eligible for Unlimited PTO, remote first environment, high health plan employer contributions, monthly wellness stipend, generous parental leave policy, 401k match, fitness partnerships, fertility benefits, One Medical membership and citibike membership
 We’re a remote first company which allows us to hire the best person for the job regardless of location
 Impactful work
Regardless of your role at The Block you’re making a meaningful contribution to our mission in accelerating the evolution of financial systems through independent reporting and technical research of all projects influencing the future of financial services
What Else Should You Know?

The Block is an equal employment opportunity employer
  Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
During our application process we collect completely anonymous diversity information
Providing this information is voluntary but we want you to know what we do with it
We use the data to ensure that our recruiting practices are bringing diverse talent to the organization and we are reacting where we are coming up short
We strive to use the data to ensure we have the tools and resources for all employees both during the interview process and should those employees choose to join us at The Block

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