Lead Full-Stack Engineer (Exchange)

New York, NY

ABOUT ITBIT

Since launching in 2013, itBit has strived to push the boundaries of sophistication in bitcoin trading. In May 2015, we obtained a trust company charter and opened the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. Our regulatory status gives us the ability to work with leading financial institutions throughout the US and across the globe. Today, we stand alone as the only company in the space that offers bitcoin traders access to both a global exchange and OTC trading desk.  

The itBit team has a unique blend of skills that combine digital asset and Wall Street expertise with FinTech innovation. We are committed to delivering personalized customer support, best-in-class security and a premium trading experience. Our progressive culture of self-management encourages free-thinking, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

itBit was co-founded in 2012 by CEO Chad Cascarilla and has offices in two key global financial markets, New York and Singapore

                 

ABOUT THE ROLE

We’re looking for an experienced Lead Full-stack Engineer to be a part of our exchange team.  You’ll work closely with our tech team and product owner to meet new product development objectives. You will be a hands-on tech lead engaging in in-depth analysis, review and design of exchange technology and oversee a team of 3-5 engineers. You will review, analyze, and modify programming systems, including coding, testing, debugging and installing for a large-scale system. You will create a culture of ownership and accountability within the team.  You will create engineering processes, practices and operations to ensure reproducible development and high quality, while keeping costs under control. You will identify technical obstacles early and work closely with your Agile team to find creative solutions. You will drive hiring, performance review processes and goal setting for the engineering team. You will mentor engineers and work to advance culture of technical excellence.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • 10+ years of continuous experience designing and developing new features in systems of moderate to large size.
  • A Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of leading a team of 3-5 engineers.
  • 5+ years experience in C# and Python. Experience in C++ is a plus
  • 4+ years experience in Front End Engineering--asynchronous and event driven programming
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, Backbone.js, React, etc.
  • Passion and ability for learning and using cutting edge technologies to create a great user experience.
  • Knowledge of patterns for distributed system design along with their tradeoffs.
  • Experience writing multithreaded code.
  • Experience with inter-process communication.

 

NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience building trading systems or familiarity with industry protocols (FIX, ITCH/OUCH).
  • Experience with performance testing and optimization of query performance in a modern RDBMS.
  • Having contributed meaningfully to one or more open source projects.
  • An interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
  • A proven track record of combining a solid long-term architectural strategy with short-term progress
  • Experience in startups

 

ITBIT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, AGE, COLOR, RACE RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW.

 


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