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A Senior Back-end Developer is required for a start-up in West Germany, which is developing a real-world application and looking to bring a product to market in 2018. Blockchain technology will be used for the transaction infrastructure, helping bring private individuals into an established marketplace, where they can exchange or buy, using the Blockchain.
You will be part of a team dedicated to bringing Blockchain to the market and be involved with deciding what architecture to build and help design fast, scalable Blockchain solutions. You will be responsible for the 3rd party IT back-ends and IoT devices, the API’s, database and coding principles for the applications. You will provide support for the cloud-based solution and give regular updates to the team along with advice and coaching where needed.
In general we are looking for experience with RESTful API’s endpoint and provision via Express and SQL (SQL Postgres) query skills. In addition, experience with cloud computing service models e.g. SaaS would be very useful.
The more knowledge of Blockchain and cryptography the better, and similarly, experience of building distributed systems using open source tech.
This is a real-life application for a market, which is ripe for disruption and they have a strong use case for Blockchain. On offer is a chance to be one of the first waves of Blockchain Developers working on a project that is going to deliver real value once delivered. You will be working alongside established, long-term industry professionals at the Operations and Management level that will be guiding the start-ups.
It’s a start-up environment with a flat structure, where everyone will need to support each other, participate in the decision making, have responsibility for their work and each other and the flexibility to choose your own tools to help you deliver. You will help select the right architecture, ensure code is unit-tested, review your peers code to suggest improvements and ensure the final product meets the required standards.
- Approx. 4 years of development experience
- Educated in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline preferred
- Knowledge of web architecture and the full web stack
- Knowledge of Blockchain technology and understanding of cryptographic principles
- Solidity experience
- Ability to work in an agile environment with quick turn around times
- Good communication and documentation skills
- English must be fluent (German language skills would be a bonus)
- Able to travel occasionally
This is a very exciting real-world Blockchain project, which will give you a chance to work on a product that is expected to be on the market in 2018.