Software Engineer, Digital Currency Exchanges

  • AlphaPoint
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jan 10, 2018
Developer/Engineer | Blockchain

Job Description

AlphaPoint is looking for a talented Software Engineer to join the team! This individual will be responsible for designing and developing our distributed-systems products and platforms, which power leading digital currency trading venues and permissioned blockchain solutions. Our software is built using C#, using custom messaging mechanisms over multiple transport protocols, with customized persistence and storage mechanisms, all optimized for high-volume enterprise-class real-time access-controlled transaction processing. In this position, you will work in every layer of the service tier (transports, messaging, framework, data persistence, business logic, ...) and develop a rich understanding of both the system mechanisms and the application business domains.

Job Responsibilities:

As a key member of the software development and delivery team, you will:

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team focused on delivering world-classindustrial-strength distributed-systems software.
  • Work with other developers, test engineers, analysts, and project managers to develop and deliver software products and solution implementations.
  • Contribute to the evolution and enhancement of both our trading venue and blockchain platform product lines.
  • Participate in solution development/delivery, using our products and platforms.
  • Leverage Agile practices to incrementally and iteratively deliver high value.
  • Analyze, design, code, and test software elements, with an eye for building functional, performant, scalable, solid production software in a timely manner
  • Prepare technical documentation and diagrams.
  • Cultivate expertise in relevant aspects of target business domains and apply that knowledge to maximize technology value.
  • Assist project and product leaders in making risk-managed planning and release decisions.


  • Proficiency in one or more OO languages (C#/.NET strongly preferred).
  • Familiarity with distributed systems patterns and techniques (SOA preferred).
  • Understanding of multithreading and concurrency.
  • Experience with sockets, WebSockets, and/or message oriented middleware.
  • Experience with serialization techniques like JSON, binary, or protobufs.
  • Experience building, troubleshooting, and debugging distributed systems.
  • Knowledge of code profiling, optimization, analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with BDD/TDD and automated testing.
  • Commitment to lean programming style and aversion to bloatware.
  • Creative problem solver able to consider and propose multiple alternatives, taking into account technical and non-technical trade-offs and side effects.
  • Some experience with trading or post-trading systems, payment systems, or financial processing systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and/or blockchain technologies is desirable.
  • 3-5 years of experience building distributed, transactional software solutions.

The Company reserves the right to modify the duties and responsibilities associated with this position at any time, at its discretion.

Why AlphaPoint?

  • We have the best engineering and product talent in the blockchain industry. Period.
  • Our solutions are battle-tested. We have a growing list of the world's largest
  • exchanges as paying customers. We are the leading provider of platform solutions in the digital asset exchange world and our customers and prospects know it.
  • We've attracted top-tier investors, advisors and an experienced leadership teamWe operate daily in a smart, get-it-done, innovative and fun culture.
  • We're ready to offer the right candidate a competitive compensation package

About AlphaPoint

AlphaPoint is a financial technology company helping make illiquid assets liquid. It provides institutions enterprise-grade blockchain technology enabling customers to digitize assets, launch markets, and manage assets. AlphaPoint is led by a seasoned team with over 400 years in capital markets and FinTech, with offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. For more information, please visit .