Backend Engineer Backend Engineer …

in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
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in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
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Details: A leading cryptocurrency financial platform built by a group of Wall Street quant trading veterans is seeking an experienced Backend Engineer to join our New York office. The Senior Backend Engineer will architect, design, and implement the high performance, low latency system that powers the platform’s exchange.

About AscendEX:
AscendEX (formerly BitMax) is a global cryptocurrency exchange with a comprehensive product suite including spot, margin, and futures trading, wallet services, and staking support for over 150 blockchain projects such as bitcoin, ether, and ripple. Launched in 2018, AscendEX services over 1 million retail and institutional clients globally with a highly liquid trading platform and secure custody solutions.

AscendEX has emerged as a leading platform by ROI on its “initial exchange offerings” by supporting some of the industry’s most innovative projects from the DeFi ecosystem, such as Thorchain, xDai Stake, and Serum. AscendEX users receive exclusive access to token airdrops and the ability to purchase tokens at the earliest possible stage.

To learn more about how AscendEX is leveraging best practices from both Wall Street and the cryptocurrency ecosystem to bring the best altcoins to its users, please visit

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review designs, document technical specifications, and provide time estimates for the implementation of features/fixes
  • Write high-performance, reusable, modular code along with automated tests
  • Maintain a close working relationship with a geographically distributed development team in an evolving agile environment
  • Follow common design patterns, architectural practices and development methodologies
  • Identify and resolve performance issues to optimize for speed


  • 2-10 years of professional work experience in a software development organization
  • 2+ years of professional work experience with Scala, Java, or Go
  • Experience designing and coding large distributed systems with high throughput
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality software in a fast-paced environment with iterative deadlines
  • A dedicated team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering or related major
  • Knowledge on cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain technology is a plus, but not required
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