Software Engineer, Backend, Crypto at Foundry


The Software Engineer – Backend is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team at Foundry, a subsidiary of the blockchain industry’s most prolific and active investor, Digital Currency Group. Reporting to the CTO, the Software Engineer – Backend will be focused on optimizing and analyzing Foundry’s mining and staking operations.

This is a rare invitation to join a small, highly professional entrepreneurial group, with the backing of the most established player in the fast-growing crypto space.

This position is based at Foundry HQ in Rochester, NY.


Develop and maintain the infrastructure of the DCG Foundry mining and staking operations. This includes:

API server
Back-end software for managing Bitcoin wallet and automating transactions. This software interfaces with Bitcoin Core full nodes through the RPC protocol.
Ensure strong system security to protect funds in Bitcoin wallet.
Make sure payment and statistics servers are coded correctly and operating properly.
Ubuntu Linux system administration for servers running in Amazon AWS or colocation datacenter.

Write documentation on how to maintain and troubleshoot the system.
Remain in an on-call rotation with other engineers in the team to troubleshoot critical downtime.
Work closely with product owners, project managers, other development teams, DevOps and infrastructure teams.


Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

5+ years professional experience in software engineering, software architecture, focused on backend development
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
Passionate about technology and interested in Bitcoin, blockchain, and tech entrepreneurship
Strong understanding of web services, API, databases, I18N, Kafka, and data analysis & reporting
Interest in researching topics related to digital assets, mining, and staking
Have a working knowledge of databases and monitoring and alerting systems
Self-starter, strong problem solving skills, and ability to meet tight deadlines
Comfortable working in agile and lean project environments
Working knowledge of Bitcoin mining and/or interest to learn development

Preferred Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Technical Skills

Very strong Java programming skills (5+ years recent professional experience). Kotlin skills a big plus.
Ubuntu Linux system administration
Database Operations (SQL, NoSQL, Redis)
Cloud servers such as Amazon AWS and Digital Ocean
Experience in operating mining, staking, or running validating node efforts
Microservices architecture
Git version control

Personal Attributes:

A passion for learning
Proactive self-starter with a solutions-focused, positive attitude
Team player, willing to pitch in wherever needed
Organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful
Reliable time management skills and method for tracking objectives and tasks
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to independently manage short term projects from conception to execution and power through setbacks with focus and determination
Comfort adapting to changing situations and priorities with a high sense of accountability and urgency
Appreciation of input and candid feedback
Comfortable with startup like environment

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