Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Europe · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023

About Argent

Argent aims to be crypto’s defining company: the first to bring the benefits of self-custody to a global audience. Giving people control of their assets and identity, and helping them to enjoy new economic opportunities.

To do this we’ve built the first smart wallet. As different from traditional wallets as smart phones were to 90’s phones. Argent is easier, safer, cheaper, and greener.

As a company, we’ve raised a $40m Series B from Paradigm, Index Ventures and Creandum, putting us in a strong financial position with 4 years of runway.

We work remotely across Europe, prioritizing autonomy and flexibility. And it’s a particularly exiciting time to join as we’re preparing to launch breakthrough new products on Starknet and zkSync.

we need wide adoption” of wallets like Argent (Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum co-Founder)

About the Platform team

The Platform team is building and operating a set of services interacting with the blockchain and supporting our client applications. Our domain areas cover topics such as user management, workflow orchestration, fraud monitoring and transaction processing. Although “classical” by nature, we need to reinvent them in a blockchain context: decentralized, non custodial and at massive scale. This change of perspective is what makes our work most exciting!

Our backend consists of Java microservices written in Spring Boot. Our infrastructure runs on AWS (Docker/Beanstalk), deployed and maintained with Terraform. Our operations implement state of the art processes and tools from our CI/CD to our logging, monitoring and security solutions. We are Agile and use Scrum to structure our delivery process.

As Senior Backend Engineer,

You will contribute to the development of our platform, taking part in all stages of the product life cycle from design to operations. You will analyze Product “Pitches”, architect solutions, and work with the team to estimate and plan the delivery cycles, staying ahead of technological and ecosystem developments that can have an impact in the way we work and operate our service. You’ll also provide Level 2 support to our Customer Support teams when technical expertise is required to solve a case

Your experience should include:

  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer developing cloud-native solutions
  • Strong computer science, security and networking fundamentals
  • Java (Spring Boot, J2EE) expertise
  • Deploying, monitoring and scaling apps in a production environment
  • Devops and cloud infrastructure management experience on AWS
  • A test driven development approach to deliver high quality code

You might also have:

  • Blockchain experience
  • API design, management and security
  • Working with data at scale (data engineering pipelines, serverless, etc.)
  • Open source software and contributions

What you’ll love about Argent:

🌍 Work anywhere in Europe. The best part? No commute!

🧘 Work flexibly and autonomously. Shape your work day to suit you so that you have plenty of time to care for kids or cats, and - most importantly - yourself.

💰 Equity in a high growth startup backed by the investors of Spotify and Slack.

🛩 Trips across Europe! For one week every quarter we meet in person as a company to explore new solutions and to have fun. So far we’ve stayed in Nice, Toulouse, Brussels, Lisbon and Barcelona. Ideas for our upcoming trips are welcome!

👶 Generous parental leave.

💻 Equipment - tech setup of your choice.

🤙 Build a new industry with us, defining the future of the web

Our Values:

You can find more information on each of our values here.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Here at Argent, we want to build a definitive suite of crypto products that work for everyone, giving more people access to the economic benefits of Decentralised Finance. We also truly believe that, in order to build an inclusive product, we need to foster an inclusive working environment and a diverse team of passionate Argonauts. We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly and autonomously, in the way the suits them and their lifestyle,

We’re an equal opportunity employer, and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Your application will be reviewed without attention to sex, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, working practices, medical history, neurodiversity or any other personal or protected characteristics.