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Lead Full-Stack Developer



Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023

Lead Full-Stack Developer

What we do

Alkimiya is a decentralized protocol for blockspace financial assets, providing both producers and consumers of blockspace with the marketplace to create and trade financial instruments suited to their needs. Blockspace is the core resource powering the heartbeat of the entire crypto ecosystem. Similar to how robust financial markets developed for all primary energy and commodities in history, as on-chain commercial activities expand, native financial markets dedicated to blockspace becomes a top requirement for the industry’s sustainable growth.

About the team

We are a lean and well-capitalized team of 8, working fully remotely with flexible hours all over the world. The team meets frequently in person during offsites where we focus on building connections with teammates and having fun. So far, we’ve had offsites in Barcelona, London, Denver, San Francisco, and Tahoe.

Role responsibilities

As our full-stack lead, you will have a high degree of ownership and a unique ability to shape our technical direction. Day-to-day activities would include:
Supporting smart contract, backend, and frontend teams in day-to-day coding and PR reviews, connecting multiple codebases together
Facilitating cross-team collaboration
Becoming the expert / person with context when it comes to high-level technical matters; e.g. how a feature works from end-to-end and what requirements must be maintained for it to work
Socializing knowledge via commit logs/PR descriptions/changelogs, READMEs, Notion docs, etc
Taking over some of the technical specification work from the product team

Core skills

We are a small, flat organization, so self-sufficiency, initiative, and leadership skills are essential. In addition:
Experience developing and deploying customer-facing applications
Familiarity with our stack (AWS, Docker, PostgreSQL, Node.js, Solidity, GraphQL, TypeScript, Next.js) is a strong plus
…but flexibility and ability to adapt to new technology are even more important
Commitment to software quality, including security, performance/efficiency, architecture, maintainability, style, and testing
Attention to detail and high awareness of downstream consequences, e.g. how a design decision in one area will affect the app
Ability to accurately grasp product requirements and assess feasibility - and to reflect them in the technical requirements and prioritization
Clear and concise technical communication skills and aptitude for writing good docs
Experience in cross-functional collaboration, working with product managers, designers, backend engineers, and frontend engineers

What we offer

A competitive salary ($160k - 240K USD) + equity.
A flexible, remote-first work environment.
Opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the company.
A supportive and collaborative team culture that values innovation and creativity.
The chance to make a significant impact in a sustainable future of crypto.

More about us

If you are interested, please send an email with your resume and GitHub to: