Pagoda is hiring a

Senior Front End Engineer, Data Platform

Remote

About Pagoda

Pagoda is shepherding a future where NEAR becomes the blockchain operating system. We believe that re-inventing how software is made and distributed is our greatest opportunity to open economic access to those who are not fully integrated into the global economy. Our products empower people to find opportunity, invent new experiences, and collaborate. Let's build an Open Web world. A world where people control their assets, data, and power of governance.

About The Role

The Data Platform team at Pagoda is responsible for the data access infrastructure of NEAR Protocol. We focus on building scalable, performant, and reliable infrastructure to query and access blockchain data that power decentralized applications, such as the NEAR Blockchain Operating System (BOS).

What You'll Be Doing

  • Developing user interfaces and services for software engineers around the world to build decentralized applications on NEAR Protocol;
  • Collaboration with a fully distributed team around the world;
  • Writing the code, fixing bugs, and participating in design discussions;
  • Following the minimal processes, like technical roadmaps, OKRs, milestones, regular team meetings;
  • Develop components and applications in public clouds like GCP and AWS;
  • Participating in on-call rotations;
  • Performance optimizations and scalability/reliability improvements.

What We're Looking For

  • Ability to quickly learn new programming languages and technologies.
  • Creativity to come up with proof of concept from high level design while not knowing all the details.
  • Experience building highly-interactive user interfaces using React;
  • Experience building easy to use and scalable APIs, including REST and GraphQL;
  • Ability to write clean yet efficient code in a variety of programming languages and technologies, including TypeScript, Rust, SQL, Python;
  • Experience building cloud applications utilizing managed compute and data processing systems;
  • Understanding data processing and storage solutions and ability to find balance between cost, performance and scalability.
  • Effective communication skills to convey your ideas and discuss with team members for technical challenges
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related fields is a must

We'd Love If You Have

  • Open source contributions and previous or continued involvement in open source communities;
  • Experience setting up continuous integration pipelines, observability tools and metrics;
  • Familiarity with Ethereum development and related technologies (web3.js, ethers.js, etc)
  • Familiarity with other crypto or blockchain technologies;
  • Experience working at a startup.

Here’s What Our Interview Process Looks Like

Our interviews take place via Zoom and typically consists of the following stages:

  • Recruiter Screen
  • First Round: 
    • 2 Coding Interviews
  • Final Round: 
    • Systems Design Interview
    • Hiring Manager Interview
    • Pagoda Values Interview

Compensation

The base salary range for this role is $148,750 - $195,000, which represents the salary range applicable to US locations only. This does not include bonus, incentives, or benefits.

The actual base pay within the range is dependent upon many factors, including: leveling, relevant skills, and work location. If you are based outside of the US, there are other geographic considerations that may impact your final compensation. Your recruiter can share more about the compensation and benefits applicable to your preferred location during the hiring process.


Benefits & Perks

  • Encouraged 20 days of flexible PTO per year, plus your local holidays
  • Wellness weeks – 2 weeks of paid company-wide closures 
  • 100% Paid medical, dental and vision, AD&D and life insurance for US employees, including 85% coverage for dependents, and HSA + FSA options; For non-US employees, 100% Paid private medical coverage available at the highest tiered plan
  • Access to licensed therapists and mental health resources through Spill, 100% confidential and paid by Pagoda; plus $75 monthly reimbursement for wellness
  • Generous parental leave options; All employees have access to $10,000 in fertility assistance through Carrot
  • For US employees, 401(k) retirement plan available (no match)
  • Annual company retreats and team offsites (2023 was in Spain; 2022 in Portugal)
  • $2,000 Continued Education Reimbursement
  • $2,000 Home Office Reimbursement  
  • Co-working Space Reimbursement

Our Values at Pagoda

Our values express our company culture. Learn more on our careers page.

Pagoda is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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