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Founding Staff Software Engineer

Paxos Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted:


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Relocation Support


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


Today’s financial infrastructure is archaic, expensive, inefficient and risky — supporting a system that leaves out more people than it lets in. So we’re rebuilding it.

We’re on a mission to open the world’s financial system to everyone by enabling the instant movement of any asset, any time, in a trustworthy way. For over a decade, we’ve built blockchain infrastructure that tokenizes, custodies, trades and settles assets for the world’s leading financial institutions, like PayPal, Venmo, Mastercard and Interactive Brokers.

About the role

We’re searching for a Founding Staff Software Engineer to lead our expansion into the Middle East markets. This role is based in the United Arab Emirates and requires the ability to gain UAE citizenship. We will provide relocation for those living outside of the UAE.

What you’ll do

  • Design and implement high-quality software from concept through to launch, taking ownership of the design, coding, testing and deployment of key connectivity and messaging infrastructure.
  • Apply and develop engineering best practices, including agile planning/estimation, strategic messaging patterns and best practices across the company.
  • Effectively resolve ambiguity by analyzing complex requirements and breaking down features and initiatives into tactical tasks.
  • Navigate effectively the trade-offs among MVP vs. Enterprise-Grade, Time-to-market and other relevant dimensions.
  • Search for the truth in product conceptualization and development, ensuring designs and implementations are fully aligned with Paxos’ mission and product goals
  • Interact with FRSA regulators as needed and report to senior leadership on FRSA regulatory issues.

About you

  • 8+ years of software development experience, including at least one of the following: Golang, Kotlin, Rust, Java or C++.
  • Mastery of computer science and programming fundamentals, including data structures and algorithms.
  • Strong previous experience with key messaging technologies such as gPRC, Kafka, RMQ and ZMQ.
  • Solid experience in connectivity and platform-level authentication concepts, including federated authentication protocols like SAML2 and OIDC.
  • Experience in API design and financial protocols like FIX and SWIFT. Knowledge of TCP, UDP and multicast are desirable.
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About Paxos

Our vision is to open the world’s financial system to everyone.

Our mission is to enable the instant movement of any asset to anyone in a trustworthy way

Benefits at Paxos

    • Transform your career
    • A people-first culture
    • Work at a high growth company