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Staff Software Engineer, Backend

  • Full Time
  • Posted 1 month ago

Job description


  • Company Overview: OpenSea, the world’s first and largest NFT marketplace, leads the way in merging art, games, technology, and commerce. The platform empowers millions to showcase, discover, buy, and sell unique digital items.


  • Company Culture:  As a remote-first company, OpenSea enables its team to work from anywhere while also providing opportunities for in-person collaboration throughout the year. The team comprises rigorous problem solvers, visionary futurists, proactive doers, and effective communicators.


  • Work Opportunities: OpenSea offers flexible working arrangements, including remote, hybrid, or onsite work at their offices in major tech hubs.


  • Role Overview: The role focuses on being the core architect and lead engineer for OpenSea v2.0, guiding the evolution of the platform’s architecture using scalable and event-driven designs.


  • Responsibilities:
    • Formulate, communicate, and implement a technical vision for the next generation of OpenSea’s architecture, focusing on scalability and event-driven patterns.
    • Develop reliable, low latency infrastructure capable of handling significant transaction volumes, including blockchain indexing systems and order management systems.
    • Elevate internal standards for building high-performance and event-driven systems with live characteristics.
    • Mentor team members, promoting architectural excellence and acting as a thought leader within the company.


  • Desired Experience:
    • Minimum 6 years of software engineering experience, including at least 1 year in a low-latency retail crypto exchange.
    • Expertise in event-driven system design using technologies such as Kafka, Flink, and Debezium.
    • Proficiency in Kotlin/Java, Typescript, or Go.
    • Strong understanding of database management and schema design for scalable applications.
    • Knowledge of architectural patterns used in financial exchanges, such as sequencer architectures, matching engines, and order books.
    • Experience with blockchain or smart contracts is beneficial.


  • Compensation: The position offers a competitive base salary ranging from $215,000 to $340,000, plus benefits and equity.


  • Application Note: OpenSea encourages candidates enthusiastic about the opportunity to apply, even if they do not meet all the criteria.


Job overview​

Data posted

1 month ago



Employment Type

Full Time

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