Ellipsis Labs is a venture-backed New York-based startup building differentiated products in decentralized finance. Ellipsis Labs is a core contributor to Phoenix, the leading order book spot exchange on the Solana blockchain.
We take pride in our truth-seeking, first-principles team, with a shared ambition of building premier applications for the modern DeFi world.
All roles are in the Ellipsis Labs office in New York City.
Ellipsis Labs is seeking a Senior Backend Engineer to join our team. As an early-stage startup, we appreciate bright generalists who can iterate and ship quickly. In this role, you will:
Build and maintain scalable production services. We currently support thousands of QPS, and future systems will need to handle at least another order of magnitude.
Implement systems to monitor performance at the micro- and nano-second level
Drive ambitious engineering initiatives (for example, realtime data indexing at scale) from inception to completion: specification, architecture, implementation, testing, monitoring, and maintenance
3+ years of experience building and maintaining production-grade software systems with high-quality and well-documented production code
3+ years of experience with Unix systems
Experience working with Rust or other statically typed languages
Experience working with cloud infrastructure, preferably AWS
Ability to make informed engineering decisions based on relevant business context
A demonstrated track record of high agency, willingness to dive into unfamiliar technical and non-technical areas, and a team-first attitude
Passion for decentralized finance
Experience working with blockchain technology, specifically Solana
Experience in quant trading
Above-market salary and equity compensation
Unlimited and encouraged PTO
Health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents
Lunch and dinner provided at the office
Optional, company-paid travel to events and conferences