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Python API Backend Engineer (m/f/d), Berlin

Employee
Berlin, Germany
IT / Software

Want to be part of our mission to create the best developer tools for building blockchain applications?

Upvest´s mission is to provide developers with the best tools to build on top of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other major blockchain protocols. We enable developers to focus on their application, not the infrastructure. Taking care of the security, blockchain communication, and legal compliance, providing developers with a simple HTTP API and convenient SDKs to build applications underpinned by the latest blockchain technologies.

Founded by serial entrepreneurs Jesper ](https://de.linkedin.com/in/jnoehr)[Noehr (founder of Bitbucket, exit to Atlassian) and Martin Kassing (COO of ShopCo, exit to Klarna), Upvest has generated substantial early stage revenues and is backed by Europe’s largest VCs (e.g. Holtzbrinck Ventures) as well as international investors (to be announced).

We are a hungry bunch of +22 people. Around 75% of our company is composed of engineers and we are proud to single out our strong Engineering ](http://bit.ly/upvest-tech-faq)[culture. With entering Series A, we have enough fuel to create the best developer experience to build blockchain applications.

Your Mission:

  • Be part of creating the best developer experience to build blockchain applications
  • Develop and design of API´s to enable companies to integrate blockchain key management and services to their end-users
  • Develop API’s for live blockchain data, delivered via webhooks, enabling companies and individual developers to build applications that rely on blockchain events and data
  • Build microservice architecture
  • Develop data processing and storing mechanisms
  • Do 75% development and approx. 25% maintenance. As we test everything during development, the need for maintenance is smaller than usual.
  • Reporting directly with our VP Engineering and CTO

Your Profile:

  • Your are pro-active in learning and have a high sense of taking ownership
  • You contribute creative problem solving, improve code & process, and generally leave things better than you found them
  • You care about good quality code, reliability, really caring about the product
  • You like to go to meetups and conferences, serving as an evangelist for our mission, having a personal interest in the blockchain space.
  • You are willing to share knowledge and best practices with others, both inside and outside Upvest

Proven experience in:

  • API development for end users and 3rd party integrations
  • Python
  • Django and the Django REST framework
  • PostgreSQL
  • NoSQL databases
  • Github
  • CircleCI
  • At least one programming paradigm next to OOP
  • Writing documentation

Experience in these fields as a big plus:

  • Strong knowledge in one of these languages: Scala, Go, JS/Node.js, C
  • OpenAPI/Swagger
  • Prometheus or TICK stack (Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograph, Kapacitor)
  • Google Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Prior experience in working with API-based products
  • A practical understanding of cryptography
  • Personal contributions to any kind of open source projects (we deeply believe in the power of open-source)

Technologies we use:

  • Python / Scala (legacy) / Go (exploring) / C
  • TypeScript / JavaScript (ES6) / React
  • Google Cloud Platform / Kubernetes / Istio / Docker / CircleCI

For more insights, check our Tech-FAQ

Your team:

Around 75% of our company is composed of engineers and we are proud to single out our strong Engineering culture.

  • We believe in a rewarding collaboration ahead of egos
  • Agility ahead of the process
  • Autonomy ahead of micro-management
  • And customer requirements ahead of presumptions

We’re an English-speaking tech team. Most people suit the role of multi-disciplinary. We either work individually or in small groups, taking features from start to finish. With flat hierarchies, everyone responds to the VP of Engineering. Our structure is fairly loose and delivery-oriented.

Our core values:

  • #Never give up Go the extra mile, grow yourself and others to create value
  • #Be honest With others, and with yourself. Cut the bullshit, know where you have room for improvement, and be kind
  • #Be a community player Do things that help others without a direct benefit
  • #Leave it better than you found it Always strive to improve things, don't accept mediocrity

Our Offer:

  • Work in a key role at one of Europe’s fastest growing Blockchain-tech companies
  • Be part of a cutting-edge blockchain engineering culture
  • Well-funded venture with top international investors
  • Competitive salary and employee equity
  • Highly dynamic, friendly environment that allows for independent work
  • Open and transparent company culture
  • Education budget for conferences, training and certifications
  • Numerous perks and team events like hackathons and team off-sites
  • nice office in the center of Berlin next to Hackescher Markt

Attractive relocation package:

  • Full VISA sponsorship for you and your loved ones
  • Paid international arrivals
  • Help with apartment search
  • And anything else we can do to guarantee your smooth arrival to awesome Berlin

Interested?

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

The position is available immediately and offers an undated contract. Company offices are located in in the heart of Berlin (Mitte), Germany.

Upvest is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from any national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religious background, gender identity and those individuals with disabilities to apply.

Who checks all the boxes?! We believe in people with a great attitude and the desire to evolve constantly to make things happen nobody has done before.

If you are excited to get in touch, we are happy to get to know you and tell you more about us and our mission!

Or feel free to contact us directly - at Upvest our tech recruitment is done by tech people:

Florian Feichtinger, Developer Evangelist

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Want to be part of our mission to create the best developer tools for building blockchain applications?

Upvest´s mission is to provide developers with the best tools to build on top of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other major blockchain protocols. We enable developers to focus on their application, not the infrastructure. Taking care of the security, blockchain communication, and legal compliance, providing developers with a simple HTTP API and convenient SDKs to build applications underpinned by the latest blockchain technologies.

Founded by serial entrepreneurs Jesper ](https://de.linkedin.com/in/jnoehr)[Noehr (founder of Bitbucket, exit to Atlassian) and Martin Kassing (COO of ShopCo, exit to Klarna), Upvest has generated substantial early stage revenues and is backed by Europe’s largest VCs (e.g. Holtzbrinck Ventures) as well as international investors (to be announced).

We are a hungry bunch of +22 people. Around 75% of our company is composed of engineers and we are proud to single out our strong Engineering ](http://bit.ly/upvest-tech-faq)[culture. With entering Series A, we have enough fuel to create the best developer experience to build blockchain applications.

Your Mission:

  • Be part of creating the best developer experience to build blockchain applications
  • Develop and design of API´s to enable companies to integrate blockchain key management and services to their end-users
  • Develop API’s for live blockchain data, delivered via webhooks, enabling companies and individual developers to build applications that rely on blockchain events and data
  • Build microservice architecture
  • Develop data processing and storing mechanisms
  • Do 75% development and approx. 25% maintenance. As we test everything during development, the need for maintenance is smaller than usual.
  • Reporting directly with our VP Engineering and CTO

Your Profile:

  • Your are pro-active in learning and have a high sense of taking ownership
  • You contribute creative problem solving, improve code & process, and generally leave things better than you found them
  • You care about good quality code, reliability, really caring about the product
  • You like to go to meetups and conferences, serving as an evangelist for our mission, having a personal interest in the blockchain space.
  • You are willing to share knowledge and best practices with others, both inside and outside Upvest

Proven experience in:

  • API development for end users and 3rd party integrations
  • Python
  • Django and the Django REST framework
  • PostgreSQL
  • NoSQL databases
  • Github
  • CircleCI
  • At least one programming paradigm next to OOP
  • Writing documentation

Experience in these fields as a big plus:

  • Strong knowledge in one of these languages: Scala, Go, JS/Node.js, C
  • OpenAPI/Swagger
  • Prometheus or TICK stack (Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograph, Kapacitor)
  • Google Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Prior experience in working with API-based products
  • A practical understanding of cryptography
  • Personal contributions to any kind of open source projects (we deeply believe in the power of open-source)

Technologies we use:

  • Python / Scala (legacy) / Go (exploring) / C
  • TypeScript / JavaScript (ES6) / React
  • Google Cloud Platform / Kubernetes / Istio / Docker / CircleCI

For more insights, check our Tech-FAQ

Your team:

Around 75% of our company is composed of engineers and we are proud to single out our strong Engineering culture.

  • We believe in a rewarding collaboration ahead of egos
  • Agility ahead of the process
  • Autonomy ahead of micro-management
  • And customer requirements ahead of presumptions

We’re an English-speaking tech team. Most people suit the role of multi-disciplinary. We either work individually or in small groups, taking features from start to finish. With flat hierarchies, everyone responds to the VP of Engineering. Our structure is fairly loose and delivery-oriented.

Our core values:

  • #Never give up Go the extra mile, grow yourself and others to create value
  • #Be honest With others, and with yourself. Cut the bullshit, know where you have room for improvement, and be kind
  • #Be a community player Do things that help others without a direct benefit
  • #Leave it better than you found it Always strive to improve things, don't accept mediocrity

Our Offer:

  • Work in a key role at one of Europe’s fastest growing Blockchain-tech companies
  • Be part of a cutting-edge blockchain engineering culture
  • Well-funded venture with top international investors
  • Competitive salary and employee equity
  • Highly dynamic, friendly environment that allows for independent work
  • Open and transparent company culture
  • Education budget for conferences, training and certifications
  • Numerous perks and team events like hackathons and team off-sites
  • nice office in the center of Berlin next to Hackescher Markt

Attractive relocation package:

  • Full VISA sponsorship for you and your loved ones
  • Paid international arrivals
  • Help with apartment search
  • And anything else we can do to guarantee your smooth arrival to awesome Berlin

Interested?

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

The position is available immediately and offers an undated contract. Company offices are located in in the heart of Berlin (Mitte), Germany.

Upvest is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from any national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religious background, gender identity and those individuals with disabilities to apply.

Who checks all the boxes?! We believe in people with a great attitude and the desire to evolve constantly to make things happen nobody has done before.

If you are excited to get in touch, we are happy to get to know you and tell you more about us and our mission!

Or feel free to contact us directly - at Upvest our tech recruitment is done by tech people:

Florian Feichtinger, Developer Evangelist

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Our mission is to provide developers with powerful APIs enabling them to build blockchain applications.
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Information Technology (IT)
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