Senior Core Engineer (San Francisco)

San Francisco
Interested in helping us change the world of payments forever? Stellar is looking for a talented, experienced, and hands-on core engineer to join our team. In this role you’ll be designing, building, and implementing the core systems behind a disruptive blockchain solution for cross-border payments on a global scale.


    • Design and build key components of Stellar Core - the backbone behind the Stellar Network
    • Design and develop robust, scalable, extensible applications and developer-facing platform technologies.
    • Build back-end services that power our APIs
    • Continuously test and refine components of the Stellar Network
    • Design new architectures and subsystems, working with the CTO and other senior engineers
    • Help to hit critical product milestones by writing clean, maintainable code 
    • Help communicate and implement best practices for core engineering
    • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks
    • Author detailed technical feature specifications
    • Participate in design and code reviews


    • 4+ years real-world experience developing software
    • Strong experience with C++ 11 in a production environment
    • Amazing communication skills with the ability to lead technical discussions
    • Experience building components that are reusable, extensible, and modular
    • Knowledge of best practices and development tools
    • Passion for performance debugging and benchmarking
    • Enthusiasm for working on a small, growing team in a startup environment


    • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent field
    • Direct experience with designing and implementing distributed systems
    • Strong curiosity in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies
Stellar's aim is to be a global platform. To build that platform, we need the widest possible diversity within our team. We look for smart, empathetic, and humble team members to bring a variety of viewpoints to the table. And FUN. Did we mention fun?

Who we are:

The Stellar network is an open payment platform that allows individuals, businesses, and institutions anywhere in the world to send money in any currency at a very low cost. Stellar's goal is to transform financial systems by making money as easy to send as an email. The Stellar network is a peer-to-peer distributed global database, often referred to as blockchain technology. We have chosen to keep our code open-source in order to promote an inclusive software ecosystem that anyone can build upon and use. At Stellar, we don’t care what school you went to; we care about what you did. Send us your Github or portfolio and show us what you can do!