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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Join our small, fiery team on our mission to usher in the Bitcoin golden age.

About Shakepay

Shakepay is on a mission to usher in a Bitcoin golden age, where Canadians have access to Bitcoin-friendly, secure, and rewarding financial services. When Shakepay launched in 2015, it quickly became one of Canada’s fastest-growing financial institutions. Backed by top venture capitalists having raised $44M+ and trusted by over one million Canadians and counting, Shakepay is reimagining banking for the digital age. People who choose careers at Shakepay are helping shape a future of financial inclusion, opportunity, and prosperity for all Canadians.

Staff Developer

About the team

Meet the passionate risk team at Shakepay, committed to enhancing security and trust in every transaction. Here's what sets us apart:
  • Customer-Centric Approach: Our team is on a mission to save our customers money and stress. We're dedicated to safeguarding their financial interests, proactively addressing fraud on both crypto and fiat transactions.
  • Value Proposition: Our risk management posture goes beyond security—it's a value proposition for our customers, adding an extra layer of assurance and trust to every interaction.
  • Building Foundations: We're in the process of assembling a small, dedicated team focused on laying the foundations of our new risk system. This effort is at the core of our operational strategy.

Join our dedicated team as a Staff Developer and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of risk management at Shakepay.

You will

  • Participate in building the risk systems of the future
  • Foster innovation as you architect products and features while maintaining a high bar for quality, scale, and performance
  • Mentor engineers through code reviews and team discussions
  • Collaborate on setting a tech vision for the company
  • Have an influence across the entire Engineering team, with correspondingly large impact to customers and the company.

Must have

  • 8+ years working experience as a software developer
  • Extensive knowledge of engineering processes, structural design, and system optimization
  • Have experience building and running a scalable backend infrastructure
  • Enjoy working with a highly collaborative team
  • Driven by business impact

Nice to have

  • Experience with technologies like Node.js, Kubernetes, Kafka, DataDog, AWS Aurora, etc.
  • Experience with risk systems
  • Some bitcoin knowledge, and the urge to learn more
  • A towel

Why join?

  • Competitive Salary - Base salary for this role will be $180,000 to $240,000 with additional equity options & benefits to make up the total compensation package.
  • Be part of a groundbreaking journey: you'll live on the frontier of financial innovation. Bitcoin is rewriting the rules, and Shakepay is at the forefront.
  • Impact and scale: with only 2% of Canadians on Shakepay, the potential for growth is massive. You can help us bring Shakepay and bitcoin to all Canadians.
  • Rewarding benefits: we offer competitive compensation (every shaker owns stock options), benefits (health, dental, paramedical, disability, etc), and generous vacation time.
  • Embrace continuous learning: ambitious individuals with an insatiable thirst for knowledge will feel at home. Working at Shakepay means you'll be working in an environment that encourages constant growth and development.
  • Get paid in bitcoin: choose to take a percentage of your salary in the hardest, soundest money the world has ever known.
  • Work remote: work from anywhere in Canada. If you're in Montreal or Toronto, you can also work from our offices.

We understand that potential can be just as valuable as experience. If you're eager to learn, grow, and contribute to the mission but worry that you may not have the “right” experience, we still want you to apply. We encourage applications from everyone, regardless of background and life experience. We’re firm believers that a little bit of slope makes up for a lot of y-intercept.

Please note that while all of our roles are remote, we are a Canadian company and will not be sponsoring visas for this position. You must be eligible to work in Canada to be selected.