November 23, 2018

Backend Developer

This job posting expired and applications are no longer accepted.
November 23, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Job Type
Salary range


Work as part of our globally distributed engineering team with IT, Product, Marketing and Business Development teams to define, develop, and deliver best-

in class fintech solutions. Become an essential member of this disciplined, cross-functional engineering group, coordinating and consulting on work across skillsets and functions. Flat hierarchies allow you to excel and bring in your ideas when challenges are to be tackled. Focusing on Blockstate’s backend, you will shape the architecture that set our products apart from our competitors. You will care about efficiency, maintainability and scalability by designing and implementing code that truly show our innovative approach. Help us clearing the road towards the revolution of financial markets.

Required domain knowledge

  • Container technologies like docker and deployment on cloud providers, e.g., Google Cloud Engine 
  • Knowledge on scalability – how to write code that is scalable and easy to maintain 
  • Experience in object-oriented programming with Go, our main backend programming language 
  • Understand what the unique challenges are when dealing with smart contracts and how to efficiently leverage them for more efficient financial processes 
  • Basic understanding of financial markets and how they operate

    Our Stack

    • Go for our backend 
    • Web3 for interactions with the Ethereum blockchain  
    • Modern software engineering practices (TDD / CI / CD etc) 
    • Distributed Cloud Services and containerization tools like Docker

    In order to excel

    • Be a team player but remember your job: You’ll need to be very comfortable working day-to-day as part of a development team, shipping code
    • Be a leader for freelancers and agencies that help us with our work
    • Be accountable and own the outcomes; Blockstate’s software runs operations for major financial markets worldwide. It must scale. You are supporting that effort
    • Understand our products completely: you’ll be the expert on the enterprise capability of our platforms. You’ll be able to occasionally talk about our products at a business level too. What problems do they solve
    • Have a detailed awareness of our priorities, both as a business and at the individual product level. Develop your test plans with that firmly in mind
    • Remember your mission: Your group is responsible for creating an environment in which software performance and scalability are integral to the development process, so you must think about how to get your software engineer colleagues on board
    • Be ‘all in’: Fix broken things. Take the load off others when they need help. Reject second best
    • Understand the cost/benefit trade-offs being made. Articulate the risk and reward to help Engineering discover the right balance. Don’t be shy to speak up when you think a decision does not make sense

      What we offer

      • A market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract including salary and tokens
      • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
      • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events
      • Remote work is possible, but for the majority of time we will need you in the office