Founding Staff Software Engineer

About Paxos

Today’s financial infrastructure is archaic, expensive, inefficient and risky — supporting a system that leaves out more people than it lets in. So we’re rebuilding it.

We’re on a mission to open the world’s financial system to everyone by enabling the instant movement of any asset, any time, in a trustworthy way. For over a decade, we’ve built blockchain infrastructure that tokenizes, custodies, trades and settles assets for the world’s leading financial institutions, like PayPal, Venmo, Mastercard and Interactive Brokers.

About the role

We’re searching for a Founding Staff Software Engineer to lead our expansion into the Middle East markets. This role is based in the United Arab Emirates and Paxos will sponsor a work visa. We will provide relocation support for those living outside of the UAE.

What you’ll do 

  • Design and implement high-quality software from concept through to launch, taking ownership of the design, coding, testing and deployment of key connectivity and messaging infrastructure.
  • Apply and develop engineering best practices, including agile planning/estimation, strategic messaging patterns and best practices across the company.
  • Effectively resolve ambiguity by analyzing complex requirements and breaking down features and initiatives into tactical tasks. 
  • Navigate effectively the trade-offs among MVP vs. Enterprise-Grade, Time-to-market and other relevant dimensions.
  • Search for the truth in product conceptualization and development, ensuring designs and implementations are fully aligned with Paxos’ mission and product goals 
  • Interact with FRSA regulators as needed and report to senior leadership on FRSA regulatory issues. 

About you

  • 8+ years of software development experience, including at least one of the following: Golang, Kotlin, Rust, Java or C++.
  • Mastery of computer science and programming fundamentals, including data structures and algorithms. 
  • Strong previous experience with key messaging technologies such as gPRC, Kafka, RMQ and ZMQ.
  • Solid experience in connectivity and platform-level authentication concepts, including federated authentication protocols like SAML2 and OIDC.
  • Experience in API design and financial protocols like FIX and SWIFT. Knowledge of TCP, UDP and multicast are desirable.

Founding Staff Software Engineer


Engineering & Data


Remote - United Arab Emirates


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Join us to make finance open, secure and trustworthy