Software Engineer

Remote within United States /
Product & Engineering /
Full-time
Founded in 2018 and based in NYC, The Block is the leading research, analysis, and news brand in the digital asset space. The Block's team is spread across 5 continents and 15+ countries, covering the global cryptocurrency space 24/7. The Blocks engineering team conducts semi-annual hackathons to allow creative freedom and innovation.

The Block delivers deep insight into how the emerging digital assets sector interacts with traditional finance, technology, governments, and markets. We reach hundreds of thousands of technologists, financial market participants, Fortune 500 professionals, global service providers, policymakers, and more through our main website, dedicated Research Portal, podcast, and events.

You will be responsible for developing new features, optimizing performance with respect to both our backend and frontend stack, developing and supporting solutions for product analytics, and capturing feedback from our logging and debugging services to both troubleshoot and make improvements.

An effective Software Engineer should be able to effectively communicate with the team and develop solutions between back-end and front-end implementations and concerns. The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize tasks and complete them in a timely manner.

You Will

    • Be responsible for features in our product suite
    • Collaborate with our engineers, researchers, executives, and designers to develop new features
    • Troubleshoot issues that may be affecting our products or infrastructure
    • Clearly communicate development progress across the Product & Engineering team
    • Work with team managers on development prioritization and career development opportunities
    • Contribute to the culture of quality, transparent collaboration and leading by example

Must Haves

    • 2 or more years as working professionally as a software engineer
    • Desire to learn on an ongoing basis and tackle technical problems
    • Creativity in solving engineering problems
    • Positive approach to receiving and giving feedback
    • Knowledge of common software design patterns and responsive web frameworks

Good to Have

    • Experience with digital assets, crypto, and blockchain technologies
    • Knowledge about source control software such as git
    • Familiarity with Unix / Linux operating systems and general command-line knowledge
    • Experience using code reviews and pair programming within the Agile Development lifecycle
    • Interest in developing expertise using development environments (Docker, Vagrant or Virtual Box), front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, javascript, Vue, Vuex, Nuxt) and back-end systems (Nuxt, php, nodejs, SQL, Redis, memcached)
Who We Are: The culture of The Block lies in our key behaviors. It’s who we are and it’s how we show up everyday.

We are confidently humble. We jump in and roll up our sleeves. We know there’s always more to learn and we operate without egos.
We are actionably curious. We strive to be an expert in our field and always seek opportunities to expand our knowledge and skill set. We put our learnings into practice every day. 
We practice tenacious ownership. Every day when we show up we are contributors, teammates, and owners. We rotate through those three hats with agility and without sacrificing accountability or consistency.
We practice respectful partnership. We treat others as we’d expect to be treated - with respect, concern, understanding, and patience.

Why You Should Work Here:

We take care of our employees and we have the benefits and perks to support it. Our full-time, US based employees are eligible for Unlimited PTO, remote first environment, high health plan employer contributions, monthly wellness stipend, generous parental leave policy, 401k match, fitness partnerships, fertility benefits, One Medical membership and citibike membership. 

We’re a remote first company which allows us to hire the best person for the job regardless of location. 

Impactful work. Regardless of your role at The Block you’re making a meaningful contribution to our mission in accelerating the evolution of financial systems through independent reporting and technical research of all projects influencing the future of financial services.

What Else Should You Know?

The Block is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

During our application process we collect completely anonymous diversity information. Providing this information is voluntary but we want you to know what we do with it. We use the data to ensure that our recruiting practices are bringing diverse talent to the organization and we are reacting where we are coming up short. We strive to use the data to ensure we have the tools and resources for all employees both during the interview process and should those employees choose to join us at The Block.