Principal Software Engineer – Rust, Distributed Systems

Transparent Systems is transforming financial infrastructure with on-demand settlement solutions. Leveraging cryptographically secured distributed networks, we’re reducing the friction in making and receiving payments. Starting with B2B payments and treasury management solutions, our goal is to create a more inclusive economy that empowers your business and your money.
We always live our core values of collaboration, transparency, diversity, and accountability, which reflect in the way we work together, treat each other, and in the products we build.
We are searching for Senior- and Principal-level Software Development Engineers to join our team in our Seattle headquarters. Curious what you would be doing? Let’s keep it simple – we need you to code! You’ll be collaborating with the team and working with the co-founder/CTO to develop a game changing product, as well as future iterations of our platform. This is pure engineering/software development opportunity.

What you bring to us:

  • Expertise in Rust and the ability to help others master it, too (more on this below)
  • 10+ years of experience shipping quality software products
  • Experience making architecture decisions
  • Experience thriving in small teams
  • A great ability to do what’s needed now and plan for the future versions
  • Platform, cloud, and networking experience
  • A Bachelor’s in Computer Science, EE, or equivalent
  • Your "ship with quality" mentality

You're a terrific fit if:

  • You have startup experience, and you really want to work on something new
  • You have familiarity with any of the tools we use: Rust, Docker, Kubernetes, Typescript
  • You have tenacity to do it right the first time, and you have the propensity to act
  • You view software development as your craft and not just a job
  • You’re versatile – you can effectively code across the technology stack
  • You learn at hyper speed, and if you have experience with blockchain technology or want to learn blockchain technology, that's a plus
  • You’re well connected to the Rust community and open source project

As a Rust development shop, this means there is an opportunity for a seasoned Rustacean to help the team at large:

  • Write more idiomatic Rust
  • Better utilize the borrow checker, monomorphization, futures, async/await, and other Rust features
  • More fully embrace industry best practices in Rust, including: test-driven design and testable design; Modularity, single responsibility principle, and loose coupling functional programming concepts
  • The ability to effectively teach the above concepts to others with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels
  • Represent the company with the larger Rust community and open source project

What we offer:

  • Work at a cutting-edge startup
  • Competitive startup salary
  • Full benefits package
  • Equity
  • You can learn and grow in role while making a huge impact
  • Fun place to work with smart people
  • Collaborative environment and a small team, make a big impact immediately

Read more about us: 
The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
To agencies: We are currently not working with agencies, thanks. 

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Technology we use

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Lots of great restaurants, coffee shops, chocolatiers, pubs, and more. Easy access to the office – train and bus stops nearby. In the Columbia Center.

What are Transparent Systems Perks + Benefits

Transparent Systems Benefits Overview

Excellent for any company, especially a startup! Week of Christmas through New Year's off.

Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Terrific gym onsite.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learns at least once a month - variety of topics presented by our employees.
Cross functional training encouraged
Online course subscriptions available
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