blockfi.com

New York
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$50M - $100M Funding
Pre-Series A

BlockFi’s mission is to provide liquidity, transparency and efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers and corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance and digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

Our first product is secured loans collateralized by digital assets (Bitcoin and Ether). Clients can access liquidity in the form of a loan in fiat currency (USD, Euro, Yen, KRW) by putting up their digital assets as collateral.

Leveraging a sophisticated infrastructure that integrates with multiple blockchains, we plan to expand our product set based on our retail and institutional client's needs.

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Why join us?
  • Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto and to leverage this position to offer low cost credit around the globe. We are still early but have taken major steps in this direction including: One of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans and the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets and regulatory landscape in the U.S.

  • We closed $3.8MM of seed funding and $50MM of capital for funding loans

  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand


Engineering at blockfi.com
Engineering team and processes

You will be part of our first round of full-time hires and help shape the way BlockFi builds its MVP.

Each week will begin with a meeting to discuss our roadmap, target deadlines, and plan our work for the week ahead. Each week will end with a discussion (with beers) on how the week went, check in on milestones, and recap of what we did well and what we could be doing better.

BlockFi currently works with Lumenary, a front-end design firm, so our engineers can solely focus on building our back-end technology. We will designate one engineering team member to manage the Lumenary team and ensure that their builds are aligned with our needs.

As one of our first engineering hires, we expect you to help shape our vision for the product, be self-empowered to push code to production and driven to meet deadlines.

Technical Challenges

Build a lending platform that allows users to post Bitcoin and Ethereum as collateral. Develop skills that will allow you to work in either blockchain / crypto startups or online lenders. Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Develop web-based and mobile applications used to ease the application process for borrowers, aid our internal team in underwriting loans, and manage the customer lifecycle from origination to servicing
  2. Participate in architectural decisions concerning the software and how it will be moved from design process to incremental releases
  3. Develop applications that prioritize and contribute to a culture of quality, security, and compliance
  4. Assist the rest of the team to resolve issues and assist in automating performance, regression, and unit testing of the software
Projects you might work on
  • Integrate pricing data from multiple exchanges and aggregate it to form a volume-weighted average price (VWAP).

  • Implement triggers that send email and text alerts to our own team and our customers as the VWAP approaches certain triggers relative to each customer's loan. Eventually, these alerts should be followed by actual liquidation - automatically selling some assets on an exchange.

  • Build a customer portal to allow borrowers to track the progress of their application to approval, e-sign loan agreements, and then afterward to view and make payments.

  • Implement a permission system to ensure that employees have the correct level of access to our underwriting and reporting tools. Implement compliance systems to ensure that we don't accidentally make a loan that violates state / local laws.

Tech stack
Go
Python
JavaScript
AWS
AWS Lambda
PostgreSQL

Working at blockfi.com

We value hard work, humility, resourcefulness and a belief in our product.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited

Beautiful Office

We are working out of Lumenary's office - way better than your average pre-seed startup

Pet Friendly
Company Retreats

Twice per year

Health Insurance

Full health insurance coverage through Aetna

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Team Activities

We have gaming systems in our offices and we typically all get drinks on Fridays. Our fridge is stocked with beers.

Work from Home

We're open to working from home, but we are typically all in the office

Free Food

Office has snacks, seltzer water and free lunch on Fridays!


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