Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior Backend Engineer


About Kurtosis

Kurtosis is writing the next chapter in the history of software development.
The story of computer science is one of abstraction layers built over abstraction layers: 0's and 1's become assembly code, C becomes Java, CPUs become the personal computer, and Kubernetes becomes Kurtosis.
By building an end-to-end environment control platform for the entire development cycle, Kurtosis allows individual developers to prototype, test, and iterate on a distributed system as a whole - saving massive amounts of developer time and unlocking workflows that were previously impossible.
No space needs next-generation distributed system development technology more than the blockchain space. Kurtosis' customers include Ava Labs, Solana, Chainlink, NEAR, and the Ethereum Foundation. Notably, the Ethereum Foundation is using Kurtosis to test The Merge from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake: the hardest software migration in the history of software.

Senior Backend Engineers at Kurtosis

Senior Backend Engineers are a good fit for Kurtosis when they:
have 3+ years of experience as a backend or fullstack engineer
have extensive experience using Golang
are passionate autodidacts
believe no task is too small, and no project is too big, if it achieves the goal


Deliver backend code to power Kurtosis Core, written in Golang
Write sustainable, longterm, scalable code
Design architecture in partnership with founding team
In short-term, do the necessary SRE/infra work to consistently deliver Kurtosis in a reliable way to new users
Work closely with founding team to build out the features needed to deliver lasting value to new users
Gather on-the-ground feedback across the organization and contribute it back to the system, allowing us to continually improve as we encounter new situations

Life at Kurtosis

Kurtosis is a fully-remote company! Being venture-backed, we pay competitive market compensation for both salary and equity.
Although we are fully-remote, we have many chances throughout the year to get to know each other on a personal level and create strong bonds. We are regular attendees of industry conferences in the cryptocurrency space, and we occasionally have off-sites where we colocate to get to know each other in person (voluntary participation). In addition, every week we have Funtosis, a virtual get-together for us to connect on a personal level and have fun.

How to Apply

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