Staff Backend Engineer - Remote

Remote - USA
Engineering – Protocol /
Remote - Full-Time /
Kava Labs is on a mission to develop the most secure, decentralized, and scalable global blockchain infrastructures. Our vision is to surpass existing financial systems in both security and scalability, fostering a more reliable, inclusive, and efficient financial landscape. 

Also, by embracing a Remote-First and People-Centric culture, we provide our team with the freedom and flexibility to thrive professionally and personally within a close-knit, spirited community.

We differentiate ourselves by boldly betting on our potential and maintaining financial independence without external investors or debts. Join us in our journey to democratize financial services and make them openly accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.

What You Will Do. (i.e Job Duties)

    • Code Development and Review: Write, review, and test code daily. Drive technical design decisions, ensuring quality code that is well-tested and consistently delivered.

    • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work with leaders from Engineering, Product, and Design to execute the product life cycle.

    • Design Ownership: Communicate technical needs for product and design in a format that all engineers can understand and contribute to.

    • Mentorship and Leadership: Lead by example to foster a culture of ownership and responsibility. Mentor junior engineers to upskill them in all facets of software development.

Who We Look For In You. (ie. Job Requirements)

    • 5+ years of experience writing and testing code.
    • 5+ years of experience in backend development.
    • 5+ years of experience in a Backend Language (ex. Golang, Java, or C++)
    • 3+ years of experience leading complex projects from design to delivery.
    • Proven experience making short-term vs long-term technical decisions.
    • Experience deploying user-facing software and working with CI/CD.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt in a high-stakes, high-growth environment.
    • Experience with modern engineering practices such as continuous delivery, infrastructure as code, test-driven development (TDD), and domain-driven design (DDD).
    • You’ve designed, built, scaled, and maintained production services and know how to compose a service-oriented architecture.
    • You’re passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together.

Nice To Haves.

    • Experience with security auditing and vulnerability analysis software.
    • Knowledge of AWS, GC2, or Terraform.
    • Background in the Blockchain, Web3, or Fintech industries.
    • Experience with distributed systems and start-ups.
    • Experience being a technical representative.
    • You have gone through rapid growth in your company (from startup to mid-size).
    • You’ve built financial, high reliability, or security systems.

Engineering Department Core Values

    • Safety, security at all costs, insisting on best practices
    • Know your customers and serve them:
    • Deliver Results to Build Trust
    • Invent and Simplify
    • We're eager to teach and to learn 
    • Move that couch (ownership)
    • We love debate makers, but we disagree and commit too
    • We hire the best and grow the best

Benefits and Perks

    • A fully remote work environment
    • 100% coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, and Basic Life insurance for employees*
    • Company 401(k) with 5% match*
    • Annual Home Office Stipend*
    • Annual Student Loan Match or Employee Development Stipend*
    • Monthly Internet and Cell Phone Stipend*
    •  Unlimited PTO*
    • Global Holiday Policy
    • Company Issues Laptop*
    • Employee Assistance Programs*
    • Semi-Annual Global Company Offsites 

    • *Disclaimer: Benefits, perks, and policies are subject to change, and eligibility may vary based on location and employment status.
Our Commitment to Diversity

Kava Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate the diversity of our growing team and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.

**If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to chat and see if you could be a great fit.**