The Role

You will be joining an established Paradex team that has already delivered incredible accomplishments to date.

  • Launched a high performing (low latency, high throughput) margin system for crypto derivatives with top crypto trading firms as users
  • Efficient margin system that provides speed, low blockchain gas costs and security (100x increase in transactions per second, 5x decrease in smart contract steps)
  • Advanced handling of data discrepancies between blockchain and paradex cloud services

The team is just getting started and each engineer is expected to play a key role in our upcoming projects

  • Enabling trusted traders on the platform to pool funds and generate attractive returns
  • Become the first DeFi platform to provide trader data privacy by default
  • Increasing the ability for users to trade more efficiently across a large number of complex derivatives

We are ambitious and we have what it takes to become the #1 decentralized exchange (DEX) in the market. We just launched open beta in the beginning of 2024 and are already a top 10 DEX. You have a unique opportunity to join us early in our journey to achieve amazing results and incredible equity upside.


  • Play a key role in designing, developing, and maintaining the backend services
  • Work effectively with other talented engineers (backend, frontend, fullstack, infra, quant, testops) to deliver and lead projects end to end
  • Deliver meaningful impact and influence to the team and business
  • Participate in on-call rotations to ensure platform integrity and stability


  • 8+ years of backend engineering experience
  • Expert proficiency in working with Golang
  • Professional experience working in SQL, Caching, Distributed Messaging Systems, Monitoring and Scaling Microservice Oriented Systems
  • Experience working with websocket architecture and implementation
  • Experience demonstrating high impact and influence in previous organizations
  • Experience working effectively with team members across different time zones

Nice to have

  • Experience with distributed systems: Kafka/Postgres/Redis
  • Experience working with cloud-native AWS infrastructure and/or Kubernetes


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