Software Engineer, Systems

New York or San Francisco
Interstellar is a new company formed by Chain and Lightyear to make building and operating on Stellar even easier.

Our team values kindness, simplicity, code review, operational robustness, and personal growth. At Interstellar, you will have the chance to work alongside a small (for now), friendly, empathetic, diverse, smart group of engineers. We push ourselves to be the best while having a lot of laughs along the way.

As a Systems Engineer, you’ll be responsible for creating and maintaining backend services that build on, or interoperate with, the Stellar Network. These services are written in Go and use Postgres for storage--we like boring technology!

Day-to-day activities include:

    • Adding features and fixes to the Stellar protocol
    • Building services that support the issuance of new tokens on Stellar
    • Building APIs that make it easy and safe to read write to the Stellar network
    • Building features and infrastructure for our SGX-based transaction signing server

We're looking for candidates who have:

    • Excellent generalist programming ability. You learn quickly and strive for simplicity.
    • Experience building services. You have a solid understanding of servers and databases.
    • Great communication skills. You speak and write with clarity, and have a high degree of empathy.
    • Demonstrated ability to take ownership. You finish what you start and keep a high standard of quality.
    • A passion for diversity. You care about creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive for every member of our team.

It’s also nice, but not at all necessary, to be familiar with:

    • Go
    • Rust
    • Postgres (both how it works and how to work with it)
    • Blockchains
    • Cryptographic engineering
    • Distributed systems
At Interstellar, we believe our success is based upon our diversity of backgrounds and experiences. We value the contribution of our employees and the potential of job applicants based on merit, competence, creativity, and qualifications. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We believe that we are building the financial system of the future - and that at the heart of it should be an inclusive culture.

We are a community that enjoys our work. Our beautiful office is located in Hayes Valley. We eat lunch together and take company outings. Interstellar provides competitive salaries, equity, and full benefits.