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Member of Technical Staff, Direct Custody (Backend Engineer)

Anchorage Digital

Anchorage Digital

Software Engineering, IT
United States
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
At Anchorage Digital, we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto.
Anchorage Digital is a crypto platform that enables institutions to participate in digital assets through custody, staking, trading, governance, settlement, and the industry's leading security infrastructure. Home to Anchorage Digital Bank N.A., the only federally chartered crypto bank in the U.S., Anchorage Digital also serves institutions through Anchorage Digital Singapore, Porto by Anchorage Digital.
The company is funded by leading institutions including Andreessen Horowitz, GIC, Goldman Sachs, KKR, and Visa, with its Series D valuation over $3 billion. Founded in 2017 in San Francisco, California, Anchorage Digital has offices in New York, New York; Porto, Portugal; Singapore; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Learn more at anchorage.com, on X @Anchorage, and on LinkedIn.
As a vital part of our Direct Custody team at Anchorage Digital, you will be building the tools and products that allow Anchorage Digital’s users to manage and interact with their blockchain assets
As Member of Technical Staff, you are responsible for providing an industry leading secure custodial and technology service to enable intuitive experiences moving, storing, and interactions with digital assets and smart contracts.
Our team is responsible for the entire custody experience, this includes the management and transferring of coins and NFTs, staking assets, interacting with onchain smart contracts, and much more! We are an end to end team, comprised of backend, frontend, and iOS engineers which allows us to truly own the product.
By joining Anchorage Digital not only will you be a part of a top notch team, but an entire organization dedicated to furthering the crypto ecosystem in a no-ego environment where everyone can have an impact. Your technological prowess, architectural insight, and leadership will directly influence every initiative you're a part of, shaping the trajectory of our projects and the future of our platform.

Technical Skills:

  • Understand the principles of various blockchain and how to abstract them into features for our customers
  • Implement participatory features that clients need such as staking, governance, vesting, etc.
  • Develop abstractions for features that scale and apply across all crypto-networks
  • Contribute with and review code across the code base and engineering organization.

Complexity and Impact of Work:

  • Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice).
  • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy.
  • Work on the front lines of the blockchain/crypto movement and SecOps innovation.
  • Ship code that will impact the global economy.

Organizational Knowledge:

  • Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table.
  • Help scale the team.

Communication and Influence:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.

You may be a fit for this role, if you:

  • Have real world experience building complex distributed systems. We mostly use Go, however languages can be learned. We really care about your engineering skills more than any specific language or framework.
  • Enjoy building resilient services that can handle different volumes of work without manual intervention
  • Genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure.
  • You feel comfortable diving down the stack and into open source projects to root cause a bug.
  • Prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech.”
  • Have developed “computer science fundamentals”, i.e. concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required).
  • Self describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail oriented, hard working, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action oriented, and tenacious.

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

  • You have experience with applied cryptography.
  • In your mind the word “crypto” stands for cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
  • You read blockchain protocol white papers for fun, and stay up to date with the proliferation of cryptoasset innovations.
  • You have a background in the finance industry.

Compensation at Anchorage Digital:

  • Compensation at Anchorage Digital is market-driven and data-informed. All full-time employees receive a market-leading salary, meaningful equity, and a generous perks and benefits package.
  • Compensation Range: $144,670 -$205,400 - this salary range may be inclusive of multiple regional locations and job grades. This compensation range will be narrowed during the interview process based on skills, abilities, and experience required. ****We partner with third party firms annually to verify equity, cash, benefits, and perks benchmarks.
  • Benefits: Anchorage Digital is proud to provide market-leading benefits and perks to our employees. We are only 1% of companies who offer 100% health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents. This means no monthly out-of-pocket premiums for you or your family. We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees globally.
  • You can learn more about our culture and perks and benefits here.
About Anchorage Digital: Who we are
The Anchorage Village, what we call our team, brings together the brightest minds from platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in the evolving digital asset ecosystem. As a diverse team of more than 300 members, we are united in one common goal: building the future of finance by providing the foundation upon which value moves safely in the new global economy.
Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported, and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives.
Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. Anchorage Digital considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with other legal requirements. “Anchorage Digital” refers to services that are offered either through Anchorage Digital Bank National Association, an OCC-chartered national trust bank, or Anchorage Lending CA, LLC a finance lender licensed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, License No. 60DBO-11976, or Anchorage Digital Singapore Pte Ltd, a Singapore private limited company, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Protecting your privacy rights is important to Anchorage Digital, and we work to maintain the trust and confidence of our clients when handling personal or financial information. Please see our privacy policy notices here.