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Member of Technical Staff, Brokerage

Anchorage Digital

Anchorage Digital

United States
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
At Anchorage Digital, we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto.
Founded in 2017, Anchorage Digital is a regulated crypto platform that provides institutions with integrated financial services and infrastructure solutions. With the first federally chartered crypto bank in the US, Anchorage Digital offers institutions an unparalleled combination of secure custody, regulatory compliance, product breadth, and client service. We’re looking to diversify our team with people who are humble, creative, and eager to learn.
We are a remote friendly, global team, but provide the option of working in-office in New York City, Sioux Falls, Porto, Lisbon, and Singapore. For our colleagues not located near our beautiful offices, we encourage and sponsor quarterly in-person collaboration days to work together and further deepen our Village.
As a Senior Trading Engineer, you will be implementing front office and back office trading systems that are used by institutional investors around the world on a daily basis to trade, invest and exchange cryptocurrency assets. The crypto industry is one of the most exciting industries in tech today, and it is constantly changing! At Anchorage Digital, we are building foundational technology to help the crypto industry evolve in a safe, regulated and highly secure manner, which we believe is essential for maximizing the potential of this exciting industry.
We think about growth and career development differently at Anchorage Digital. We define performance as acquiring, possessing, and practicing a relevant set of skills and competencies - and the ability to apply them effectively and consistently. We have created the Factors of Growth & Impact to help Anchorage Digital “Villagers” better measure impact and the rich and rewarding learning that happens while exploring, developing, and mastering the capabilities and contributions within and outside of the Member of Technical Staff role. You will be coached, mentored and guided to grow your capabilities in 4 major areas:

Technical Skills:

  • Participate in task breakdown, estimation, design, implementation and maintenance of trading systems
  • Use your knowledge of the trading system domain to influence the technical direction of the Brokerage team. Advocate for improved processes or technology when appropriate.
  • Dive deep into complex, ambiguous problems, formulate elegant and practical solutions
  • Review other developer’s code to ensure consistency, reduce errors and share context across the Brokerage engineering team

Complexity and Impact of Work:

  • Able to work either independently or as a lead engineer on a team to deliver features
  • Capable of breaking down large projects into smaller tasks, and accurately estimating the time and scope of projects. Articulate effectively the different options considered, analyze trade-offs, justify and recommend priorities.

Organizational Knowledge:

  • Ensure that knowledge is shared across the team and does not position themselves or others as a single point of failure.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with the Brokerage team and other teams at Anchorage Digital.

Communication and Influence:

  • Mentor and guide multiple engineers on the team within your area of specialization or domain, and help others understand the strategic goals of the Brokerage team and how your work relates to these.
  • Understands others' context or underlying needs, motivations, emotions or concerns and adjusts communication to ensure maximum impact and effectiveness.

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

  • Have experience with one or more of the following programming languages: Golang (ideal), Java, C#, C++, Rust.
  • Have experience with modern software development practices, including automated unit, integration and end to end testing, cloud development, database design and interaction using MySQL or PostgreSQL and experience using Git.
  • Have knowledge of financial asset trading systems and understanding of several (not all) of the following topics: Order Execution Management Systems (OEMS), FIX protocol, market data, low latency application architectures and messaging, matching engines, FX trading, cryptocurrency trading, trading back office systems.
  • Have real world experience building financial trading systems.
  • Are passionate about good software engineering design and implementation practices (e.g. TDD, SOLID, refactoring, etc).
  • Genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure.
  • Have developed “computer science fundamentals”, i.e. concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required).
  • Believe software engineering is a team activity and enjoy collaborating every single day, learning from and mentoring others.

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

  • Have GraphQL API design and implementation experience
  • Have gRPC API design and implementation experience
  • Have a background in the finance industry
  • Have experience working with digital asset (i.e. cryptocurrency) trading

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: $150,000 - $245,000 - 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.
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