Senior Distributed Systems Engineer


Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



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Upshot’s mission is, and always has been, to enable the creation of efficient financial markets for anything. To realize this, we’re developing the Upshot Machine Intelligence Network, a network designed to crowdsource financial alpha produced by machine learning models and powered by our new Proof of Alpha scoring mechanism. We believe building at the intersection of crypto and AI is the best way to achieve our mission and usher in a new era of efficient financial markets. As crypto-natives and ML experts with experience across leading Web3 projects, large finance companies, and large tech companies, our team combines deep blockchain knowledge with world-class technical capabilities. We’re backed by top crypto venture funds and angel investors who share our vision for the future of digital ownership. At Upshot, we nurture our people just as much as our products, providing an environment where top talent can thrive at the intersection of crypto and AI. Together, we’re building the infrastructure to enable financial markets for anything. Join us as we shape the next frontier.

Backend technical stack: libp2p, Go, NodeJS, TypeScript, Python, Redis, Ethers, Postgres, Docker, Kafka, AWS, Apache Flink, Apache Airflow Responsibilities

  • Work with various teams and squads to bring features and products to life

  • Build high-quality and well-tested code

  • Own the entire lifecycle of our backend services, from defining a roadmap and proposing designs to implementing a final product

  • Enhance the software development lifecycle to enable rapid learning, including ideation, technical design, implementation, and testing of product features and tech debt

  • Produce high-level internal and external documentation

  • Collaborate, mentor, and provide support to other team members


  • 3+ years experience building infrastructure in an adversarial p2p environment e.g. creating or maintaining blockchain nodes

  • 5+ years experience coding any of the following languages - Node, TypeScript, Python, Go, or Rust 

  • 5+ years experience with SQL and NoSQL systems

  • Prior experience with the Web3 technical stack

  • Highly knowledgeable in the Web3/Crypto/DeFi and AI space with a solid grasp of recent global trends and use cases

  • Experience with building public-facing APIs used in a production setting and serving at least 4 orders of magnitude of requests per day

  • Ability to solve problems and comfortable with removing blockers in an ambiguous environment

  • Ability to collaborate effectively and with at least 4 multi-disciplinary teams at once

  • Ability to move quickly, adjusting course when necessary, in a fast-paced startup environment (An individual involved in a startup as it pivoted would be very qualified in this respect)

Nice to have

  • Prior experience building open source developer tooling and interacting with open source communities

  • Prior experience with Kafka or other distributed event streaming platform

  • Prior experience building production-grade smart contracts

This Organization Participates in E-VerifyThis employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that an employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS.888-897-7781E-Verify.gov Upshot is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary and compensation

No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Web3, Crypto, Testing, Finance, NoSQL, Senior, Engineer and Backend jobs that are similar:

$60,000 — $105,000/year

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