What we do
Violet is a primitive applicable to many use cases, however we are most excited about catalyzing institutional participation across DeFi in the near term. We believe this is key for the industry to expand and become more robust.
Specifically we are initially building an institutional compliance infrastructure product with strong privacy guarantees. We intend this infrastructure to be utilized by DeFi builders as they start engaging institutional liquidity and wish to grow regulatory trust in their platforms.
Infrastructure at Violet is especially challenging given that we are building at the intersection of web2 and web3 - so that makes it the key pillar of all of our engineering efforts, which is why we are looking for a senior infrastructure / backend engineer to help us advance towards our vision of a user owned identity network.
Own end-to-end deployment of our infrastructure, with a particular focus on security, stability and compliance
Help design and build our service reliability, scalability, latency, and uptime SLAs and ensure we meet them - all while remaining focused on our users and developers
Help architect Violet for scale - both in performance but also code design
Work with the entire team to bootstrap and foster a thriving open source community around Violet, utilizing this interface to continuously improve our work and processes
5+ years of experience designing and implementing highly performant and reliable systems in a production environment
Strong software fundamentals (Go, Typescript, Node.js), and experience across API design and distributed systems
Experience with performance optimization, caching, and service scaling; a proven ability to work with infrastructure-as-code tooling
Significant experience deploying production software in an automated and reliable way using standard CI/CD tools (Docker, K8S, etc)
Experience writing concise and beautiful developer documentation
Bonus points for:
Any experience working across the identity web universe (OAuth, OpenID, DIDs, VCs, etc)
Knowledge and/or passion for blockchain fundamentals, smart contracts, DeFi protocols, etc. * If you have published about your work before (Blog, code, twitter, conferences, etc)
What is it like to work at Violet
Violet is a remote first / distributed organization, with a small hub in Berlin. Today all of our team is in EU time zones and we get together in person every second month for a few days. Recent trips have been to Denver, Amsterdam, and Berlin. We value both the flexibility of remote work, as well as the ability for deep and conceptual work, that is at its best while being around your teammates.
Competitive compensation package, including generous equity / token grants
Co-working or home office stipend
Whatever work gear you may need to feel productive
Participation across major industry conferences and hackathons, as well as travel to team on-sites and our hub in Berlin
How to apply and process
Does this role sound like a good fit? Please email us at join [at] violet.co. Send along links that best showcase the relevant things you've built and done or anything else we should know about you! This is a full time role. Note: We welcome all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.