Member of Technical Staff, Brokerage & Financing Platform

Anchorage Digital makes it simple and secure for institutions to build products and gain exposure to digital assets as the first federally chartered digital asset bank. With secure custody at its core, Anchorage is the premier partner for institutions and corporations. Anchorage offers financial solutions for today and tomorrow. Learn more at anchorage.com.

Anchorage Digital was founded in 2017 to advance institutional participation in digital assets. Anchorage began as the leader in digital asset custody, solving private key security, and expanded its offerings to make every form of institutional participation as seamless as possible through Lending, Trading, Financing, Staking, and Governance, all integrated with secure, regulated custody. Today, Anchorage brings the best of modern security engineering to institutional custody and banking.

Anchorage Digital Bank received the first federal banking charter for a digital bank and converted from its South Dakota trust charter in January 2021.

Anchorage Digital raised $350 million in a December 2021 Series D funding round that valued Anchorage at over $3 billion. Led by global investment firm KKR, other participants included Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, Apollo credit funds, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Blockchain Capital, GIC, Lux Capital, PayPal Ventures, Thoma Bravo and Wellington Management. Its advisors include Stanley Druckenmiller, Kevin Warsh, Max Levchin, and Elad Gil.

Job Description

At Anchorage we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto.Founded in 2017, Anchorage Digital is a regulated crypto platform that provides institutions with integrated financial services and infrastructure solutions. With the first federally chartered crypto bank in the US, Anchorage offers institutions an unparalleled combination of secure custody, regulatory compliance, product breadth, and client service. We’re looking to diversify our team with people who are humble, creative, and eager to learn.We are a remote-first, global team, but provide the option of working in-office in San Francisco, New York City, Indianapolis, Sioux Falls, Porto, and Singapore.The team you’ll work withOn the Brokerage and Financing team we want to provide an institutional-grade experience to our customers. We aim to tackle complex problems, like latency-sensitive communications, irreversibility, near-real-time data processing, in a way that is scalable, efficient and effective. Being a core part of Anchorage means that you'll be working on the building blocks of our platform.The impactThis is a force-multiplier development role that enables Anchorage, as a platform, to continuously enhance and scale our brokerage and lending business lines. You’ll have the opportunity to build a front-to-back trading and lending infrastructure to support a crypto native bank.

You will

    • Own the build out of an institutional grade crypto trading/lending system.
    • Design next generation lending platform, integrations and APIs.
    • Build secure, resilient, and global infrastructure from the ground up.
    • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt.
    • Collaborate with the trading and lending teams to continuously improve the functionality and operational processes of their respective desks.
    • Maintain relationships with our execution service providers and collaborate in system design, build outs, and trouble-shooting.
    • Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice).

You may be a fit for this role if

    • You have knowledge of coding and systems design for distributed systems (open to all coding languages, but must be willing to learn go).
    • You enjoy building services from scratch and supporting them over a meaningful period of time.
    • You have experience with modern protocols such as gRPC, GraphQL and REST.
    • You're able to clearly communicate through written reports and visual aids (charts, graphs, analysis, etc.).
    • You’re comfortable navigating environments that are constantly changing, such as a high growth startup.
    • You self describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail oriented, hard working, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action oriented, and tenacious.

Although not a requirement, bonus points if

    • You have production experience with Go or other strongly typed programming language.
    • You have experience working on the development of large software product.
    • You have a deep familiarity with cryptographic primitives like hash functions, elliptic curve cryptography, ring signatures, ZK-Snarks, etc.
    • You've built up a knowledge base around distributed systems theory and failure models.
    • You've built up a deep understanding of market micro-structure and algorithmic trading.
    • You're familiar with investment frameworks.
    • You have meaningful experience developing trading platforms at a capital markets software vendor or a financial institution.
    • You have a strong sense of trading processes.
    • You were emotionally moved by the soundtrack to Hamilton, which chronicles the founding of a new financial system.
Tech stackWhile experience with specific languages isn’t a requirement our stack is the below.Backend Tech: Go, C, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, GCP, AWS, and GraphQL. Frontend Tech: JavaScript, ReactJS, Flow, CSS Modules, Webpack, Jest, and Cypress. Mobile Tech: Swift, RxSwift, CocoaPods, and Secure Enclave. Engineering methodologies: Reverse uptime, cryptographically linked data models, tamper resistant ledgers, air gapped infrastructure, secure execution environments, repeatable builds, and infra-as-code.About Anchorage Digital - People: Who we areThe Anchorage Village, what we call our team, brings together the brightest minds from platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in  the evolving digital asset ecosystem. As  a diverse team of more than 300 members, we are united in one common goal: building the future of finance by providing the foundation upon which value moves safely in the new global economy. Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives. Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.

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