OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Applications for NFTs include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and many other items backed by a blockchain. NFTs have brand new properties that go beyond traditional digital items: they’re unique, provably scarce, liquid, and usable across multiple applications. At OpenSea, we’re excited about building a brand new economy from the ground up based on true digital ownership and are proud to be recognized as Y Combinator’s #26 ranked top private company.When hiring candidates, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in our culture, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, grow rapidly, and love our work. We also know how critical it is to celebrate and support our differences. Employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences and opinions enables our employees, our product and our community to flourish. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. To help facilitate this, we support remote, hybrid or onsite work at either New York City or San Francisco for the majority of our opportunities.We’re looking for an experienced, detail-oriented Staff Software Engineer with an enthusiasm for building and scaling feature-rich, well-tested, and polished applications with modern technologies like GraphQL, Elasticsearch, and Postgres. This individual will lead the development of core features of the OpenSea marketplace backend. Responsibilities– Architect and design core product features from start to finish; from conception and research to implementation and iteration, all the way through deployment, maintenance, and future iterations. – Help architect and build performant backend systems for serving our core marketplace features. – Mentor and train other team members on best practices and approaching large ambiguous problems.- Shepherd products from designs and specifications to live deployments.- Scale OpenSea across multiple blockchains and core protocols.- Prioritize projects and tasks based on impact; balancing moving fast and building for the long haul. Desired Experience– Proven experience of leading the development of a brand new platform.- Deep knowledge of web technologies and large-scale web application architectures.- 6+ years of industry experience building scalable backend systems- An ability to write high quality, well tested code.- Potential to grow into a leadership position as the team expands.- (nice to have) A passion or growing interest in decentralized technologies.- (nice to have) An understanding of the basic mechanics of blockchain applications and dApps.
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