1st federally regulated exchange where people can trade on events

Lead Software Engineer (Backend)

New York, New York, United States
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

What we're up to

Kalshi has launched the first regulated financial exchange that allows people to trade on the anticipated outcome of events. We’re now looking for the right people to help us continue to grow and scale.

Our vision is to allow people to capitalize on their opinions and hedge risks that relate to their everyday lives, from "Will interest rates increase” to "Will 2022 be the hottest year on record?" 

We're on a long journey in uncharted territories and are looking for passionate and outlier members excited to embark on this voyage towards building the future of the financial system.

Role Roadmap

As a backend engineer, you will help build and scale both the core exchange and other product backends at Kalshi. 

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Optimize order matching and trade execution algorithms and data structures.
  • Build high performance data feeds and trading API's for clients.
  • Work with our clearing partners as well as external market makers, brokers, and hedge funds to coordinate new features and performance improvements.
  • Improve and test the robustness and maintainability of our systems.
  • Optimize database access patterns and internal computations to improve the performance of the exchange.
  • Design new contract types and work with closely with the product team to implement new member-facing features.

Candidates must have at least 5 years of industry experience, including a strong background in algorithms and data structures, a rigorous focus on testing and correctness, production coding experience in Golang, and service in an on-call rotation. Strong candidates will also have experience in distributed systems, microservices architecture, fintech, startups, and tech leadership and mentoring..

The company is launched and growing, which means your role will evolve and grow with the company. Joining Kalshi means you’ll be exposed to all parts of the business and define our culture and product paths.

Our Culture

We are a group of people who work hard and get things done, and we're looking for more people like that! Meritocracy is at our core, and we value people who take ownership and figure (usually hard) things out - we don't care much about anything other than the product of your work. We think of Kalshi as a family bound together by our mission: we believe that this is the best (and most fun!) way to work. Kalshians are, by far, Kalshi's largest asset and we're obsessed with growing and investing in our people.

Why you should join Kalshi

Kalshi is a an exchange where people can trade on the outcome of events. Our vision is to allow people to capitalize on what they know and what they believe in by making predictions on the outcome of things they’re interested in.

Team Size:30
Location:New York
Luana Lopes Lara
Luana Lopes Lara
Tarek Mansour
Tarek Mansour