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Senior Backend Engineer

The Backend Developer will enhance and maintain high-performance systems using Node.js and TypeScript, optimise database performance, and implement best coding practices. This role involves collaborating with various teams to develop efficient APIs and streamline deployments, focusing on scalability and rapid response to support the Family Wallet.

About Avara

Avara builds innovative products leveraging blockchain technologies. Avara's suite includes the Aave Protocol, along with the native stablecoin GHO, Lens, an open social network, and Family, a design-first mobile crypto wallet. Avara's vision is to build a people-powered internet that benefits all.

How you can make an impact:

  • Develop, maintain, and enhance high-performance backend systems utilizing Node.js and TypeScript.
  • Optimise database performance, scalability, and integrity, managing both PostgreSQL and MongoDB environments.
  • Implement best practices in coding, including automated tests, comprehensive documentation, and conducting code reviews as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the DevOps team to streamline automated deployments using CI/CD, enhancing production visibility and ensuring environment stability.
  • Work closely with the iOS team to architect and develop efficient REST APIs that support the rapid response requirements of the Family wallet.
  • Process and convert blockchain data from multiple chains into a format suitable for efficient querying.
  • Design and implement sophisticated caching mechanisms to provide instantaneous API responses.
  • Lead backend architecture discussions and planning for integrating new features seamlessly.

Let's connect if:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in backend development, preferably with large-scale systems.
  • Strong proficiency in Node.js, TypeScript, Redis, Git, and RESTful API design.
  • Solid experience with both SQL and NoSQL database technologies.
  • Familiarity with AWS and other cloud services.
  • At least 1 year of experience in the web3 sector, developing backend solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and data extraction techniques from EVM-based blockchains.
  • Excellent skills in communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Passion for building products with a high degree of craft, polish and attention to detail.

What we offer

  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Regular team events and off-sites
  • Medical coverage and pension
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Work from anywhere
  • Paid co-working space/desk

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