Engineering

Senior Backend Engineer

Bengaluru   |   Full Time

⚡️ About Merkle Science

We are known industry-wide for our predictive crypto risk & intelligence platform's best-in-class user experience and unmatched customizability. Our solutions provide next-generation crypto threat detection, risk management, and compliance for businesses, banks, and government agencies.

Our growing solution suite includes transaction screening and wallet monitoring, crypto crime investigation tools, enhanced due diligence and entity reporting, and crypto compliance and investigation training. 

Backed by leading venture capital firms Darrow Holdings, Kraken Ventures, Uncorrelated Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Fenbushi Capital, Kenetic, Lunex Ventures and the Singapore Government-supported deep technology fund, SGInnovate, we enable businesses to scale and mature so that a full range of individuals, entities, and services may transact with crypto safely.

 

🌟 Team and Role

Merkle Science envisions a world powered by crypto. We are creating the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe and healthy growth of this market, now at a $2 Trillion market cap. We are trailblazers and disruptors who are pushing the boundaries of innovation — to scale and mature so that a full range of individuals and corporations can transact with crypto safely. We are a global company with offices in Singapore, London, Bangalore, and New York.

We are looking for a Backend Developer who has a good understanding of all stages of software development. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, whilst ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

⚡️ What does the Product do? 

We boast of the best user experience amongst our peers and unmatched customizability. On a high level, we have two products. One is an investigation tool that helps the user track the flow of funds once a scam or a hack occurs. Intelligence wings and government bodies mostly use this product. The other product is a compliance tool that ensures that we can help crypto companies, financial institutions, regulators, and banks monitor the kind of funds flowing and stop the bad players from using crypto to do something wrong, such as transactions over darknet or fraud. We also provide intelligence services and reports. Did we mention that we are working on some super innovative and bold products that we cannot share details about here? 

💻 Tech Stack 

  • Web-application is completely written on Python, Vue.js and React.js

  • Infrastructure is deployed through Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services using Docker, Kubernetes and Terraform

  • We use Apache Beam, Apache Airflow and AWS Sagemaker to manage our Big data and AI workflows

  • Clickhouse and TigerGraph are the analytical data-warehouse.

💥 What will you do?

As a Backend Engineer, you will

  • Create and maintain server side code
  • Designing database schemas to support business requirements
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Write unit tests
  • Stay up to date with current best practices
  • Collaborate with front end engineers
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with web-application related technical issues and support their requirements.

🙋 What are we looking for? 

While we do not have a strict list of requirements for candidates interested in this role, some indicators that you would fit this role and our engineering culture are 

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience as a Backend engineer using Python frameworks like Django, Flask etc
  • Experience with relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Good understanding of OOP concepts
  • Understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Experience writing unit tests for the application is a plus
  • Experience with building REST APIs
  • Superior analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

📢 Other information you may want to consider 

We will be flexible for the rest of the pandemic and work remotely; however, we are not a remote-first company, and the work location would be Bangalore when things settle. You will Work closely with the Founders in helping grow the organisation to the next level alongside some of the best and brightest talent around you. We promise to provide an excellent culture, we encourage collaboration, growth and learning amongst the team. You will be in an autonomous and flexible role where you will be trusted with key tasks and create an opportunity to have real impact and be part of a company with purpose.

❤️ Well Being, Compensation and Benefits

We care about your well-being. Along with excellent health insurance, we offer flexible time off, numerous Learning & development initiatives where Merkle Science invests in employee development, and working hours that we have not heard a single complaint against. We respect your weekends too :) We regularly host team-building sessions and encourage discussions around mental well-being as well. 

On the compensation front, We admire the talent and believe in rewarding people for their inputs. Compensation is best in class, along with generous equity, and the whole process will be transparent from the very minute we speak to you. 

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