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Senior Software Engineer

Circle

Circle

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Posted on Friday, November 26, 2021

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

Engineering at Circle:

In 2020, Circle unveiled Circle APIs: a set of solutions and smarter technology to help businesses accept payments in a more global, scalable and efficient alternative to traditional banking rails (spoiler: we're using USD Coin under the hood).

In 2021, Circle launched Circle Account and Verite to help our users earn, manage, and secure their funds. We built foundational industry partnerships which grew USDC market cap by 10x+. To broaden the utility of USDC, we also added support for digital dollars on 6 new blockchains: SOL, XLM, HBAR, TRX, AVAX, FLOW.

Over the next year, we will continue to grow USD Coin and the Circle API platform to become the #1 US dollar stablecoin of the world by building, scaling and partnering with both web2 and web3 ecosystems. Expect to see product announcements and launches for L1, L2, DEFI, and Identity solutions!

If you’re data-driven, interested in building something meaningful and would love to work in an entrepreneurial environment, we can’t wait to hear from you.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

Here is our team hierarchy for senior level individual contributors:

Senior Software Engineer (III)

Staff Software Engineer (IV)

Senior Staff Software Engineer (V)

What you’ll be responsible for:

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Circle Platform Services team, you will lead teams technically to build scalable microservices that are responsible for reliable and secure APIs that transfer value & assets across all blockchain protocols (think Bitcoin and Ethereum, for example) as well as traditional banking protocols (think credit cards, bank transfers etc).

What you'll work on:

  • Challenging (and fun!) problems centered around digital currencies & their adoption. Did we mention that Circle launched a “programmable dollar” called USD Coin (or USDC)?
  • Collaborating with our Product and Engineering teams to design, develop, test and ship phenomenal Circle features
  • Building publicly accessible APIs that make it simple for developers to integrate with complex payment systems.
  • Integrating Platform Services with leading banks & financial technologies to allow an ever greater number of Circle customers access to fast, secure & low cost payment channels.
  • Writing the infrastructure to deliver great payment experiences, including data sources (SQL or NoSQL), messaging systems and APIs
  • Extending Circle’s in-house blockchain systems infrastructure to support the tokenization of the world.

What you'll bring to Circle (not all required):

Senior Software Engineer (III)

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience (including internships) in object oriented languages like Java and Go.
  • Led teams (2-4) technically on architecture and system design.
  • Experience payment systems like credit cards and bank transfers.
  • A broad understanding of API design and REST principles.
  • Experience with Cloud Services (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc).
  • Experience with SQL databases and designing schemas.
  • Experience in the deployment of production-quality, scalable software.
  • A focus on coding standards and code quality -- a desire to have great test coverage to enable continuous delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to collaborate with remote teams, share ideas and present concepts effectively.
  • Self-starter, you enjoy moving at a fast pace, shipping software that improves the user experience and constantly improving your work with little supervision.

Staff Software Engineer (IV)

All the requirements of a Senior Software Engineer and:

  • 7+ years of professional software development experience in object oriented languages like Java and Go.
  • Led teams (>5) technically on architecture and system design.
  • Expert in one of the domains of API design, payments processing, risk/fraud detection, data engineering, machine learning, or blockchains.
  • Deep understanding/experience with:
    • API design and REST principles,
    • Cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc)
    • Container orchestration systems like Kubernetes or EKS, ECS
    • SQL databases and designing schemas
    • Deployment of production-quality, scalable software
  • Deep focus on coding standards and code quality -- a desire to have great test coverage to enable continuous delivery.

Senior Staff Software Engineer (V)

All the requirements of a Staff Software Engineer and:

  • 10+ years of professional software development experience in object oriented languages like Java and Go.
  • Cross-functional partnership to align teams with external stakeholders.
  • A champion on setting coding standards and code quality -- a desire to have great test coverage to enable continuous delivery.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

The compensation ranges below are specific to Boston, MA. Actual starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Senior Software Engineer

Base Pay Range: $150,000 - $195,000

Annual Bonus Target: 12.5%

Staff Software Engineer

Base Pay Range: $175,000 - $230,000

Annual Bonus Target: 15%

Senior Staff Software Engineer

Base Pay Range: $195,000 - $270,000

Annual Bonus Target: 17.5%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.

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