Application Engineer- Payments


San Francisco, NYC, Chicago Remote

Full time


Jul 26

Who We Are

Solana Labs, Inc. (“Solana Labs”) is a technology company that builds products, tools, and reference implementations to further expand the Solana ecosystem. Solana is a global state machine, and the world’s most performant blockchain. It gives developers the confidence to build for the long term by delivering predictable scaling without compromising security or composability. Solana’s performance is driven by a single global state, which is capable of processing tens of thousands of smart contracts at once, and by Proof of History, a distributed clock that unlocks low-latency, sub-second finality across the global state. Established in 2018, Solana Labs is a technology company with a fast paced, problem-solving environment that operates at the center of blockchain infrastructure, cryptocurrency and decentralized applications.

The Solana Labs Payments team is looking to transform the entire payments and commerce ecosystem by building a new payments stack that leverages the speed, scalability and low cost of the Solana blockchain. We are looking for talented and entrepreneurial payments experts that are interested in revolutionizing the payments space.

If you’re looking to join a fast paced, problem solving environment in the center of blockchain infrastructure, cryptocurrency, and decentralized applications, then read on.

To be successful in this role,

You will:

  • Design and implement scalable web services, applications, and APIs to enable payment processing infrastructure and products
  • Design and deploy technical cloud architecture for consumer and B2B payments applications
  • Design and implement high-volume, low-latency, distributed transaction processing systems, making thoughtful tradeoffs between consistency and availability when both are not possible
  • Ensure efficient functioning of data storage and processing functions in accordance with appropriate security policies and best practices in cloud security
  • Build systems that manage customers’ sensitive data and maintain the highest standards for security and compliance
  • Maintain CI/CD pipelines and best practices

You have:

  • 5+ years experience building full-stack applications
  • Proficiency in backend with Node.js, Rust, Golang, and/or Python
  • Experience building scalable high volume payments applications using cloud services such as GCP or AWS
  • Experience building payments processing solutions and end products and familiarity with card networks and merchant processing solutions
  • Knowledge or experience in building scalable and performant web services for complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers at scale
  • Proficiency in building easy to use, robust, and concise RESTful APIs
  • Experience designing and deploying CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience shipping high-quality products from start to finish
  • Experience writing documentation and tests for your code and others
  • Attention to detail, especially around performance, reliability, and security

Bonus (but not necessary) if you have experience with:

  • Native mobile development (Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React Native, etc.)
  • Wallets, financial software
  • Ethereum, Solidity
  • Cryptography
  • Rust

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