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Senior Backend Engineer - Paradex



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

At Paradigm, we are changing the future of finance! By joining us at this early stage, you’ll be building cutting-edge, distributed financial service infrastructure that will reshape financial services across CeFi and DeFi markets.

About Paradigm

  • Paradigm is a zero-fee, institutional liquidity network for derivatives traders across CeFi and DeFi.
  • We provide unified access to multi-asset, multi-protocol liquidity on demand without compromising on execution preferences, costs, and immediacy.
  • We’ve built the largest network of institutional counterparties in crypto, with over 1000 institutional clients trading over $10 B per month.
  • We are a diverse, global team led by our organizational principles and united by our mission to bring on-demand liquidity for traders, anytime and anywhere, without compromises. We also strive to ship faster than anyone else in the industry!
  • We are backed by the best traders and investors in the space, including Jump Capital, Genesis Trading, Dragonfly Capital, QCP Capital, Optiver US, IMC, GSR Markets, Akuna Capital, Fidelity Digital Assets CMT Digital, Goldentree Asset Management, Amber Group, OK Group, Bybit Fintech, and CoinShares.

The Role

You will be joining an established Paradex team that has already delivered incredible accomplishments to date.

  • Launched a high performing (low latency, high throughput) margin system for crypto derivatives with top crypto trading firms as users
  • Efficient margin system that provides speed, low blockchain gas costs and security (100x increase in transactions per second, 5x decrease in smart contract steps)
  • Advanced handling of data discrepancies between blockchain and paradex cloud services

The team is just getting started and each engineer is expected to play a key role in our upcoming projects

  • Enabling trusted traders on the platform to pool funds and generate attractive returns
  • Become the first DeFi platform to provide trader data privacy by default
  • Increasing the ability for users to trade more efficiently across a large number of complex derivatives

We are ambitious and we have what it takes to become the #1 decentralized exchange (DEX) in the market. We just launched open beta in the beginning of 2024 and are already a top 10 DEX. You have a unique opportunity to join us early in our journey to achieve amazing results and incredible equity upside.


  • Play a key role in designing, developing, and maintaining the backend services
  • Work effectively with other talented engineers (backend, frontend, fullstack, infra, quant, testops) to deliver and lead projects end to end
  • Deliver meaningful impact and influence to the team and business
  • Participate in on-call rotations to ensure platform integrity and stability


  • 8+ years of backend engineering experience
  • Expert proficiency in working with Golang
  • Professional experience working in SQL, Caching, Distributed Messaging Systems, Monitoring and Scaling Microservice Oriented Systems
  • Experience working with websocket architecture and implementation
  • Experience demonstrating high impact and influence in previous organizations
  • Experience working effectively with team members across different time zones

Nice to have

  • Experience with distributed systems: Kafka/Postgres/Redis
  • Experience working with cloud-native AWS infrastructure and/or Kubernetes

Our Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive pay and transparent pay bands
  • Flexible work environment
    • Unlimited vacation with a minimum required PTO of 10 days annually.
    • Celebrate your national holidays, in addition to floating holidays, to honor what matters to you, not HQ.
  • Full benefits (benefits vary by country)
    • We offer the highest benefits package offered by our Employment of Record partners; insurance carriers and plans vary by country
  • Generous technology and learning allowances
    • $3500 first-year budget to spend on your computer, peripherals, office essentials...whatever makes you most efficient and comfortable. You'll then receive a $2000 refresh every 2 years.
    • $1000 budget to spend on learning and development materials, courses or conferences.

Paradigm is an equal opportunity employer.