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Solutions Engineer 

Position in Hong Kong, New York, Zürich.

About Digital Asset

Digital Asset is among the fastest growing, most recognized fin-tech startups globally and is the market leader in developing distributed ledger technology applied to the market infrastructure and financial services sector. Backed by leading financial institutions, infrastructure providers and financial software providers, the company is delivering enterprise-grade solutions for post-trade services.

Digital Asset applies a rigorous customer-driven approach to deliver on our vision for a better global financial system, enabled by distributed ledger technology.

  • Our culture is "all-in" and rewards collaboration, integrity and excellence.
  • We value each other, what we do for our clients and how we do it.
  • Our mission is delivering breakthrough distributed ledger solutions.

As we grow our team, we will maintain the dynamic, collaborative and pragmatic way of working that has grounded our efforts from the beginning. If you seek to develop solutions others are yet to contemplate and are driven by the opportunity to have impact, the following opportunity may be right for you.

Opportunity

The Solutions Engineering discipline seeks engineers to build real-world applications on top of our platform to help us solve our customers’ domain-specific problems. You will collaborate with Product Architects, other engineers, internal and external stakeholders to design and develop these systems. You can expect to work with traditional tooling as well as proprietary internal technology, including a new programming language. You will enable integration with new and existing customer systems. Your experience and feedback on real projects will influence the future design of the underlying platform.

Key Responsibilities

  • Scope and shape new engagements, to include RFPs, requirement documents, and technical documents.
  • Describe our technology in detail to technical stakeholders and lead technical builds of potential new engagements.
  • Enable the continuous iteration of the DA platform by serving as an advocate of the customer to internal development teams.

Key Criteria

  • Ideally, 10+ years experience as a software engineer, working in a globally distributed development environment.
  • Proven history of delivering high-quality, increasingly complex, commercial software products to a global market.
  • Minimum of 5 years software development experience delivering mission-critical technology to the enterprise software market using Agile methodologies.
    • Strong command of server-side, distributed systems development.
    • Deep understanding of secure coding practices.
    • Experience with recovery-oriented computing techniques to develop systems that detect and gracefully recover from system failure.
    • Advanced understanding of high-performance and high-availability coding techniques.
    • Experience developing software targeting Linux and Windows environments, including an adept ability to incorporate open source software as appropriate.
  • Polyglot with a strong command of at least 3 functional and/or non-functional programming languages, including but not limited to, Java, Scala, F#, OCaml, Clojure and Haskell.
    • Continuous learning mindset and learning of new programming language paradigms
    • Strong programming fundamentals (data structures and algorithm design)
    • Strong engineering fundamentals (testing, code reviews, code structure, readable and maintainable code)
    • Event-based, asynchronous programming architecture & implementation skills
  • Preferred experience with:
    • CQRS, event-sourcing, and Reactive Streams
    • Scrum or Kanban process, story and backlog development
    • Modern web UI, such as TypeScript/React
  • Financial services domain knowledge.
  • Strong client-facing experience and skills.
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills.
  • Player/coach. The Solutions Engineer must be comfortable coding professionally and ready to dig in when necessary. Because we are a startup, this person must be agile and enjoy wearing multiple hats.
  • Strong commercial orientation with a deep passion for customer-driven design and development throughout the SDLC.
  • Collaborative approach that factors and embraces and insists upon diverse perspectives as a strategic imperative.
  • A natural leader who builds productive and effective relationships across the organization.
  • Continuous growth mindset with strong disposition toward innovation and intrapreneurial ways of working.
  • Courage of convictions with a high degree of humility. Embraces constructive feedback and is resilient.
  • BS, MS or PhD in computer science, or related discipline.

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This is a rare opportunity to help define an industry and join a powerful team of financial services and technology innovators from cross sector startups and enterprise.

Digital Asset is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Applicants with disabilities who require accommodation should contact HR@digitalasset.com.

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