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Senior Backend Engineer - Paradex

SF, NY, CH, Remote

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Senior Backend Engineer - Paradex
SF, NY, CH, Remote

Our vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone. Two principles guide our efforts. First, be the most trusted company in our domain. Second, focus on the needs of our customers; and create products that are easy to use.

Paradex is a “relayer” that allows users to trade assets from their own wallet without ever having to give up custody of their assets to a third party. We believe that the future will be tokenized - from utility tokens, to video game items, to shares in publicly traded companies and beyond - and we want Paradex to help enable this open and inclusive economy by building the most intuitive and frictionless services for our users.

As a software engineer for Paradex, you will work on building, extending and optimizing the core relayer infrastructure which ranges from a low latency order processing API to a high-throughput real-time messaging system. You’ll play a large role in designing and building clean APIs for both our UI and consumers while working on complicated scaling challenges, paving the way to enable the trading of thousands of tokens without sacrificing performance or UX.


  • Build and maintain core relayer infrastructure and services.

  • Design high reliability code that can support fluctuations in traffic and volume.

  • Take ownership in helping us achieve our goal of enabling the token economy.

  • Communicate efficiently with our team, and other teams at Coinbase.


  • Strong, well-rounded general technical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability working with concurrent execution environments.

  • Strong relational database knowledge and understanding.

  • Experience with message queues or brokers.

  • System Architecture Skills.

  • Up to date with latest tools, languages, and frameworks.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with microservice architectures.

  • Experience in building apps that interact with the Ethereum blockchain.

  • You’ve built systems with financial or security constraints.

A little about our team: We are a remote team but deeply collaborative. As such, we place an emphasis on clear communication.

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.  Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.

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