R&D, Lead Software Engineer

  • AlphaPoint
  • New York, New York
  • Aug 03, 2018

Job Description



About AlphaPoint:

AlphaPoint is a financial technology company helping make illiquid assets liquid. It enables customers to launch new products and services by providing institutions enterprise-grade blockchain solutions to digitize assets, launch markets, and reduce operational costs. AlphaPoint has customers across 5 continents with offices in New York, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Position Profile:

AlphaPoint is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our R&D team! This individual will be responsible for designing and developing our distributed-systems products and platforms, which powers 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.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team focused on delivering world-class industrial-strength distributed-systems software.
  • Possess Management capabilities, as well as experience building an engineering team.
  • Write in C++, C#/.NET to build and enhance our product offerings.
  • Work with other developers, test engineers, 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.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • At least 5 years of experience in C++ and C#/.NET.
  • Experience working within Linux environments.
  • Experience building, leading and managing a team of Engineers.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work with multi-threading and concurrency
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge with microservices and distributed architectures.
  • Experience working with low level communications, TCP, UDP, streaming I/O.
  • Able to demonstrate a deep knowledge base of Software Testing including Unit, Integration, System and Acceptance.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and interpreting documentation, as well as software/architecture diagrams.
  • Able to demonstrate strong knowledge base of CLR, memory management and performance optimization.
  • Knowledge of CI (Continuous Integration) and Node.JS is a nice to have.
  • Experience as an engineer within the trading systems, financial accounting, payment systems and/or post-trade system industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm about the cryptocurrency/blockchain space.

AlphaPoint is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability or genetic information, gender identity or national origin