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Founding Full-Stack Engineer (Remote)

Company: Portabl
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About The Role

  • Role: Founding Full-Stack Engineer
  • Pay: $185k-$205k
  • Equity: 0.8% - 1.75%

    In your next adventure at Portabl, we are counting on you to bring technical leadership, fintech and Web3 curiosity, and a willingness to learn fast to build a team that's using the latest developments in decentralized identity to make financial access and flexibility more transparent and more trustworthy for people using both traditional financial institutions and DeFi providers.

    We offer a competitive mix of salary and equity compensation for a company of our stage and size and plan to scale our packages as we grow.

    If you are seeking an opportunity to build a next-generation platform from the ground up, then this is the role for you.

    ---- Not sure this fits you but want to talk? That's okay! We prioritize potential and willingness to learn above all, so if you don't think that you fit one of our listings, we encourage you to apply anyway and your application will be considered fairly.

    What you'll do

    As our Founding Full-Stack Engineer at Portabl, you will become a critical part of our core team. You will have a hands-on role in
    • Building and extending our identity infrastructure to solve some of the trickiest problems in the ecosystem
    • Growing a best-in-class engineering group distributed largely in the US
    • Owning a standards-first approach to integrating external vendors and open source projects into the platform
    • Collecting & analyzing product feedback to refine our growth and expansion
    • Working closely with our co-founders to review and execute on the product roadmap
    • Making key decisions about architecture and vendor selection
    • Articulating a long term technical direction and vision for maintaining and scaling our core technology
    • Publishing robust public documentation and supporting efforts to build a developer community

      We are an early-stage startup, so we're looking for someone who is comfortable with ambiguity and has a strong desire to work both autonomously and in groups. You will have a ton of say and impact on the direction and future of our company and will help solve some of the biggest challenges we'll face.

      Requirements

      What you bring
      • 5+ years of full-stack development with a track record of building and delivering mission-critical, scalable, 24x7 production software systems
      • A track record of building, communicating, and implementing engineering and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations.
      • Proficiency at design and implementation of the MERN stack
      • Experience with modern microservices on AWS.(We are happy to be part of the AWS Activate program)
      • Proficiency with various databases (MongoDB, PostgreSQL), good understanding of pros/cons among alternatives
      • An appetite to be active in developer communities (e.g. stack overflow, github, discord, reddit, meetups, etc)
      • Deep interest in decentralized identity standards, e.g. verifiable credentials, zcap-ld, BBS+, etc.-you'll learn a lot with the team, if this is newish for you, that's okay!
      • Strong communication skills and knack for conveying complex concepts simply
      • A knack for onboarding and supporting external customers, particularly enterprise clients

        Nice to haves
        • Experience building/shipping an API-based fintech, crypto, or security product at scale
        • DevOps experience with Terraform, Docker, K8S, Helm, logging/monitoring tools
        • Know Your Customer (KYC) or Identity Verification (IDV) industry knowledge or experience
        • Working knowledge or interest in recent advancements to decentralized storage
        • Hands-on experience with Rust

          Benefits

          Why you should join us
          • As an early core team member, you'll play a key role in helping shape our vision, culture, and engineering practices.
          • You will help create new standards that have a direct, positive impact on web2 and web3 consumers.
          • You can leave the system better than you found it-fixing identity has a direct impact on improving financial access for those who need it most.
          • The market opportunity is massive: estimates put the financial ID market size between $30B and $100B

            What we offer
            • A hands-on, remote-first team: our team includes alumni from Consensys, Paypal, US Mobile, and other VC-backed companies
            • Best-in-class investors: we are proud to be backed by leading funds including PearVC, the MBA Fund, and Rough Draft Ventures, with more on the way
            • Accelerator Exposure: we're participating in both Wharton's Cypher Blockchain Accelerator (12 weeks) as well as Plaid's FinRise Accelerator (6 months)
            • We offer a competitive mix of salary and equity compensation for a company of our stage and size and plan to size and scale our packages transparently as we grow.
            • A role in shaping our benefits as we grow (we're working on packages right now and would love your feedback!)
            • Unlimited PTO: Take time when you need it
            • Work-from-home setup stipend: when you join, we'll subsidize what you need to set up to succeed up to $1000

              We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all the things that make you, you.

              We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

              Portabl is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

              If you're spending your days thinking about building the future of financial access, we want to meet you!

Keywords: Portabl, Cincinnati , Founding Full-Stack Engineer (Remote), Engineering , Cincinnati, Ohio

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