Senior Distributed Systems Engineer, Team Lead at Axelar - May 24

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Senior Distributed Systems Engineer, Team Lead


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Job Overview

Axelar delivers secure cross-chain communication for Web3. Our infrastructure enables dApp users to interact with any asset or application, on any chain, with one click. Axelar is a blockchain that connects blockchains, enabling universal Web3 interoperability. The network is secured using proof-of-stake consensus, and messages are routed and translated using permissionless protocols. Axelar is like Stripe for Web3.

Axelar has raised capital from top-tier investors, including Binance, Coinbase Ventures, Dragonfly Capital, and Polychain Capital. Partners include major proof-of-stake blockchains, such as Avalanche, Cosmos, Ethereum, Polkadot and Terra. Axelar’s co-founders are founding team members of Algorand and award-winning graduates of MIT, where they received notable recognition as part of their graduate studies.

Since the start of the year, the Axelar Network processed >$1.5B in cross-chain volume, connected 27 chains, and hundreds of developers are building around the stack.

As a Distributed Systems Backend Engineer you'll work on scaling critical infrastructure components to power the chain-agnostic future of Web3.

Requirements

What you will be doing

  • Designing and building backend services to power cross-chain transaction execution [indexers, relayers, transaction monitoring and recovery services, etc]
  • Building and working with a team to deliver quality execution services and API integrations for developers
  • Identifying performance and reliability bottlenecks, creating a plan, and executing it
  • Designing self-healing microservices in a cloud-agnostic and open-source context to support both internal and community services for Axelar Network.
  • Constructing SDKs for the delivery layer of Axelar’s interoperability stack to support external developers building cross chain apps

What you will need

  • Strong experience working with distributed systems at scale
  • Ability to identify and recruit talent
  • Deep knowledge of fault tolerance in distributed systems and building software that fails gracefully and recovers transparently
  • Experience working with distributed messaging frameworks (RabbitMQ, AMQP, or similar) and message driven applications.

About you

  • You have a strong sense of ownership, with the ability to lead and share knowledge to reach solutions as well as the keenness to learn
  • You’re open to collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, flourishing in a distributed environment
  • You enjoy being hands on, being a self starter that thrives well in ambiguity
  • A problem solver at heart that can envision successful outcomes
  • You have a creative flair, always seizing an opportunity to to do things differently
  • Understand how to use blockchains / DeFi as a user

Benefits

  • Autonomous, distributed environment with the opportunity to work collaboratively in a diverse team across the world
  • The scope to contribute to high impact work and really make a difference in a decentralized protocol
  • Chance to really challenge yourself whilst learning heaps of stuff in the process
  • Unlimited time off throughout the year to rest and recharge
  • Competitive compensation with stock options, experiencing growth from the initial phase

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Axelar Overview

Axelar is the universal interoperability protocol and infrastructure connecting all blockchain ecosystems, applications, assets, and users. Axelar network consists of a protocol suite, tools, and APIs, designed to break down the barriers to cross-chain communication. Powered by a decentralized open network of validators; anyone can join the network, use it and build on it.

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