Backend Engineer (Python) at Sila


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Backend Engineer (Python)

Portland, OR


Job Description

Sila’s goal is to transform the financial landscape with an open access financial network which merges traditional banking with cryptocurrency platforms. We want to help developers and entrepreneurs develop their fintech ideas quicker and easier. We are seeking a Backend or Full-Stack Engineer to share in that adventure. You will be a primary developer for our distributed, scalable backend systems, and an essential contributor to our APIs. You will also be a technical thought leader in a fast-paced, innovative company working with some of the best people in the space.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, test and maintain scalable, secure software and distributed systems

  • Collaborate with team members to optimize API and blockchain development

  • Work with cross functional team to recognize requirements and recommend solutions

  • Be prepared to learn and grow with the company

  • Unit and integration testing

  • Write and maintain API documentation

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Competencies

  • Experience in design, implementation, deployment and refinement of scalable REST APIs

  • At least 4-years experience as a backend or full-stack engineer

  • Well versed in software security best practices

  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude

  • Knowledge and interest in blockchain technology

  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS, Rackspace, Google Cloud

  • Fluency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, Ruby, Scala or Haskell.

  • Familiarity with frameworks such as Django or Node.js

Additional Skills Desired

  • Experience with integrating payment solutions

  • Experience writing and deploying Ethereum smart contracts

  • Linux system administrator or devops experience is a plus


  • Accountability – we hold each other to the highest standards in our products

  • Teamwork – we are collaborative and support each other to succeed as a team

  • Fearless – we take calculated risks and learn from setbacks and failures

  • Respect - we treat every team member with respect, and welcome differing viewpoints.

  • Integrity – we are honest and forthright; we admit our mistakes; we live our values

  • Fun – we are serious about injecting humor, play, and joy into our daily work


  • Competitive Salary based on your experience

  • Stock Options

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits

  • 401K

  • Coworking environment with free coffee and beer

Sila is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Sila does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year

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