Striga

Compliant Crypto and Banking Infrastructure

Senior Typescript Backend Developer @ Striga - APIs for crypto + banking

$20k - $60k / 1.00%
Location
Bengaluru, KA, IN
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Prashanth Balasubramanian
Prashanth Balasubramanian
Founder

About the role

Striga is building compliant crypto and banking infrastructure for European businesses. This covers the scope of safely custodying crypto assets on behalf of users, enabling trading by sourcing liquidity and connection to banks for issuing IBANs (European checking accounts) and Visa Cards that can spend against a users' balance held on Striga's ledger. The company has slowly grown over the last 5 years, tackling one of the biggest challenges in today's crypto industry - Regulation.

Striga is the very first company to win a regulatory license after a year long debacle with the Estonian regulator and is HQ'd in Estonia (Present a nice opportunity to eventually move to Estonia as well!).

A business like this was practically impossible to build without complying with the law and this presents a unique host of engineering challenges in translating legal text into functional code.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, upgrade and maintain Striga's core banking and ledgering infrastructure - This includes connections to Visa, Banks, Crypto Custodians, Exchanges and challenging day to day logic puzzles in maintaining funding flows within the designated walled garden per user.

  • Work closely with the CTO to design and develop distributed, resilient and high-performing backend services.

  • Connect with and understand user feedback to iterate and integrate new services into Striga core.

  • Build and maintain Striga's internal tooling

  • Investigate new technologies and practices.

Requirements:

  • Strong Typescript proficiency with demonstrated experience in building and shipping backend infrastructure

  • Experience developing distributed, resilient and high-performing backend services using Node.js .

  • Familiarity with test driven development and functional programming practices

  • Experience with web services (consuming and creating) with REST, gRPC and database drivers for MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Redis.

  • Experience working with Digital Ocean, AWS, GCP or similar.

  • Experience with Docker, containerizing and CI/CD workflows, would be a great bonus

  • Clear written and oral communication, being able to work both independently and collaboratively. We're a small team and do not micro-manage any member. Being able to commit and deliver consistently is a must.

Bonus:

  • Entrepreneurship or startup experience.

  • Adept at writing technical documentation.

  • Experience working with crypto-currencies and/or other legacy financial systems.

Why Striga:

If crypto-currencies and payment systems are things that excite you, this role is for you - We're building the grassroots payments infrastructure for the next 7 billion crypto users, starting with Europe, and growing fast. You'd be one of the first 10 employees at a YC backed company! Not to mention, a fair salary and an opportunity to own a chunk of a fast growing company.

Why you should join Striga

Striga is building infrastructure for digital assets and financial services as a single set of APIs doing the heavy lifting of security and regulatory compliance. Striga's customers include early stage FinTech's, Web3 innovators, Banking Institutions and Crypto Exchanges utilizing services spanning the range of Crypto Custody, Trading, Card Issuing and Banking.

Building a crypto business today is a highly regulated space unlike a few years ago and maintaining a compliance program and building technology presents a huge barrier to entry for startups and mid-size businesses alike and the Striga platform solves the problem with a single set of APIs and a single contract to deliver services to 30 countries today.

Striga is the first company to be licensed to operate under the new law across Europe and is backed by YCombinator, Berkeley SkyDeck, Charlie Lee (Litecoin), Juan Benet (IPFS) and several others.

Striga
Founded:2018
Team Size:6
Location:Tallinn, Estonia
Founders
Prashanth Balasubramanian
Prashanth Balasubramanian
Founder