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Axel - Founding Backend + API Engineer


United States

Job Type






Skill Set


Backend Programming

Job Details

Please, Apply only if you live within US

About Axel

Axel builds developer infrastructure for the future of finance. We're unlocking financial freedom for everyone, starting with the developer. Axel is the leading universal and composable decentralized finance infrastructure platform. We've built the world class developer tooling needed to make building on the blockchain frictionless. Axel is extremely well funded from phenomenal investors and some of the brightest minds in technology, giving us many years of runway and the ability to pay competitive salaries, offer great benefits, and provide meaningful equity.


As a backend engineer at Axel, you will design and build platforms, APIs, and services that are configurable and scalable around the globe. You'll dictate Axel's roadmap and set the standard for clean, readable, and secure APIs backed by a comprehensive test suite.

You will spearhead many functions at Axel, with the opportunity to both work on infrastructure/platform systems, as well as produce direct user-facing business impact.

You'll be working with a sophisticated and high-throughput distributed system, where you'll focus on architecting clean, intuitive, scalable, and seamless APIs + abstractions for developers across the globe.

You do not need to have any blockchain, web3/crypto, or DeFi experience to work in this role at Axel — we uphold a culture of collaborative coaching and learning.

If you come to Axel, you'll become a 10x better builder. We ensure you're fully equipped with the skill set you need to excel in this space.


🧑‍💻 2-4 years of relevant industry experience, particularly in backend development

ğŸŽ“ Background in Computer Science or a technically related field

💻 Experience designing, building, scaling, and maintaining high-quality, developer-centric API products

💻 Experience developing with Typescript (Node) and/or Rust

🌐 Experience with production distributed systems, web applications, and microservice architecture

🛠 Ability to build future-proof interfaces that are easy to build against and support our developers

ğŸ”Ž Ability to debug and solve complex design, scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-throughput, low-latency systems

🌩 Experience in Docker, Kubernetes, AWS technologies, and/or the CI/CD pipeline is a plus!

🤝 Knowing how to find a genuine balance between perfection and shipping quickly

🚀 Experience working with startups and/or fast-paced, ambitious environments

🔑 Passion for decentralized finance and blockchains is a plus!

🚀 A "can-do" hustler mentality, being a former founder, or building side projects is a huge plus!


On-site or Remote (Within US)

💵 USD $120-200k

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