Backend Engineer - Connectivity Team

Engineering · Chicago, Illinois
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE

About Uphold

At Uphold, our mission is to create trusted access to digital money and financial services for the many. Since inception, we have fought to provide a fairer, easier and more affordable system. We favor speed, simplicity and ease of use over complexity. We put security and transparency first. Our commitment to transparency sets a new standard for the industry. Unlike banks, we are fully reserved, and transparent: we hold assets to match our obligations and publish both in real time.

About the Connectivity Group

We power integrations for the Uphold platform with an overweight focus on how money comes onto and off of Uphold. We work with all manner of APIs and systems around the world with the goal of expanding the ways in which users can interact with our suite of products and financial services.

How we do it

We leverage a variety of technologies: we use Go and/or Python primarily for microservices with a touch of NodeJs. We work heavily with AWS and use the standard nix tool suite where and when appropriate.

You’ll be joining a new group working on new problems on a new codebase. You’ll have significant ownership of the new codebase and will be a major contributor to a critical new business line.

Required qualifications:

  • Two or more years experience in software engineering
  • Significant professional experience in at least one of our core languages: Go or Python
  • Professional experience with AWS
  • Experience and excitement to make greenfield architecture decisions as part of a new team
  • Effective communication skills; a positive, team player
  • Significant experience in automated testing frameworks, continuous integration, and test driven design
  • Experience using Git in production environments
  • Comfort working in an agile, fast-moving, iterative software development process
  • Ability to be highly effective in remote-first environment

 Bonus if you have:

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies knowledge/experience
  • MySQL or Postgres
  • Makefiles and bash scripting
  • React and/or other frontend frameworks


What we have to offer you:

  • An amazing work environment in a company that continues to grow, driven by extraordinary and passionate people that keep up innovating and challenging more each day.
  • An international team, in a cutting edge field, working on the most fascinating projects.
  • Growth and career opportunities, and the chance to be proactive and creative.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic work environment that offers great benefits.
  • Open and transparent culture.

Be part of a great company that is revolutionizing the financial services. Apply now!

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