Interested in helping us change the world of finance and payments forever? You will lead an experienced team in hands-on development of Horizon, our open-source developer SDK and API gateway for the Stellar blockchain. This is some of the most visible and critical infrastructure we work on because it is the interface between the Stellar network and all of the applications that build on it.

Working in the open on GitHub, you will drive the technical implementation of Horizon and its associated SDK libraries. You will guide the project as the Stellar protocol evolves, and build high-impact features that drive Horizon adoption. You will also help support the Stellar Development Foundation’s (SDF) production Horizon, a sophisticated distributed cluster that handles millions of requests a day.

SDF has a robust engineering ladder, with clear growth paths for both individual contributors and managers.

In this role, you will:

  • Help define the feature strategy to drive success for Stellar’s developer community
  • Plan and execute sprints, track progress and oversee day-to-day tactical decisions
  • Mediate technical discussions and review PRs
  • Jump in as needed with code fixes and hands-on contributions
  • Mentor and grow your team members through feedback, reviews and career guidance
  • Support the SDF’s production Horizon instance
  • Help support the open source contributions to Horizon and the Stellar SDKs

You have:

  • 3+ years of experience writing code in a major language
  • 3+ years of experience managing a software team
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or other STEM field
  • Experience designing and building out programmatic APIs
  • Experience maintaining highly available infrastructure
  • Experience working with distributed systems
  • Highly autonomous; able to find clarity in ambiguous circumstances
  • Excellent communicator; comfortable working with remote team members
 

Benefits/Perks:

  • Competitive health, dental & vision coverage
  • Flexible time off + 15 company holidays including a company-wide holiday break
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life & ADD
  • Short & Long term disability
  • FSA & Dependent Care Accounts
  • 401K (4% match)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • L&D budget of $1,500/year
  • Company retreats
 
About Stellar
Stellar is a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network for financial products and services. It is both a cross-currency transaction system and a platform for digital asset issuance, designed to connect the world’s financial infrastructure. Dozens of financial institutions worldwide issue assets and settle payments on the Stellar network, which has grown to over 4 million accounts.   
 
About the Stellar Development Foundation
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. Founded in 2014, the Foundation helps maintain Stellar’s codebase, supports the technical and business communities building on the network, and serves as a voice to regulators and institutions. The Foundation seeks to create equitable access to the global financial system, using the Stellar network to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology.
 
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