Senior Backend Engineer - Contractor

Vancouver, BC
We are looking for an exceptional Back-end Engineer to develop first-of-a-kind blockchain-based consumer experiences that bring together leading edge strategies and technologies. This position would be contract based.

In this role, you will help us define and develop secure and functional code for mission-critical systems. You will help create leading edge tech stacks, and shape the way new technology is introduced to, and adopted by audiences throughout the world.

At Axiom Zen, every one of us shares a common vision: to create the future we want to live in. We need the right people to help us realize that vision.
Our ideal candidate:
  • Has proficiency in Golang, Javascript, and Node.js.
  • Consistently stays on top of new backend trends, methodologies and best practices.
  • Contributes and enforces standards throughout our development process.
  • Identifies sub-optimal processes and communicates alternatives to the team.
  • Understands products enough to be able to effectively prioritize engineering tasks when necessary.
  • Is a strong communicator that can work together with design, product, and marketing teams.
  • Is comfortable with trying out new tools, failing fast, and unknowns.
  • Is comfortable with database design and familiarity with database optimizations.
  • Understands and applies best practices of API development.
  • Is adamant about test coverage for all backend services.
  • Has familiarity with PostgreSQL and React.
Bonus points if you have the following:
  • Experience with blockchain technologies.
  • Understands the deployment process, and is comfortable with docker, containers, and kubernetes.
  • Has a strong understanding of applications and API security.
  • Has familiarity with blockchain development, Ethereum and solidity.
About Us:

Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio that combines the best parts of a startup, venture
capital firm, and incubator to create a flexible platform to serve as the long-term home for brilliant

Our portfolio companies, including Dapper Labs and ZenHub, combine creativity and experience
to deliver leading solutions in emerging technology. Our mission is to inspire delight through
thoughtful user experiences.

In order to support our evolving product suite, first-of-a-kind new projects, and partners including
the NBA, Warner Music Group and Ubisoft to name a few, we are on the hunt for talented
individuals to join our team.

More about Axiom Zen:

At Axiom Zen we recruit the best and foster an environment that empowers our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.   

Because we care about our team, we work hard to provide perks that make their lives better by offering:
- Flexible vacation & remote work policy - most team members take between 15-20 days off per year, but we have no hard limit
- Diverse opportunities for learning and development
- On-site gym and fitness reimbursements
- Dog friendly office!

Check out our careers page to learn more about what other benefits we offer!