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Backend Engineer


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Palo Alto, CA, USA
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full time contract
$60 - 100 /hr
Experience level


Stardust seeks a Sr. Software Backend Engineer to build and design our products. This person will report to the Head of Backend Engineer, and will leverage their professional experience and technical skillset; owning the payment systems and integration build out.



6+ years of industry experience building distributed and scalable payment systems
Expert knowledge of a backend language such as Javascript/Typescript on Node.js, Java, Kotlin, Python, or PHP
Expert knowledge of payment gateway and ancillary service integrations
Expert knowledge of Postgres (AWS RDS)
Experience with distributed systems and relational databases
Ability to write high-quality, well-tested code
Experience using design patterns and other engineering best practices
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
Ability to add code quality tools to systems e.g. linters, static analysis, profilers, remote debuggers
Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines

Familiarity with Stripe Connect, Payout, Tax, and Radar
Passion for blockchain and / or games
Prior experience in a high growth startup


Architect and implement performant payment systems/integrations for our core API and marketplace features
Mentor junior team members on best practices to approaching large ambiguous problems
Use and promote communicable paradigms such as SOLID to improve team and product quality
Migrate legacy systems to a scalable maintainable state

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We want to learn more about you, so we encourage you to provide us with a brief summary of yourself and your past experience as part of the process. As soon as this is completed, you'll take a technical assessment based on your skill set, and if you pass, you'll earn 500 Outdefine tokens. We will review your application, and if you are qualified, we will invite you to a 1:1 video interview.

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We are an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees and applicants for employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to any legally protected status.

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