TRM Labs

TRM is building a safer financial system for billions of people.

Lead Software Engineer - Backend

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6+ years
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About the role

At TRM, we're on a mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people around the globe. Our next-generation platform, which combines threat intelligence with machine learning, enables financial institutions and governments to detect cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime on an unprecedented scale.

As a fast-growing team, we are looking for an experienced Tech Lead to oversee the design, development, and deployment of highly available distributed systems, services, and infrastructure for TRM's product offerings. Bringing a wealth of experience to the team, you’ll directly influence the product roadmap with a clear plan for executing mission-critical features that analyze blockchain transaction activity at a massive scale. Recognized as a strategic thought leader across the company, you’ll work closely with our leadership team to champion TRM's product's velocity, quality, and overall impact.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Lead an engineering team developing innovative features for TRM's Blockchain Intelligence platform.
  • Architect and design highly scalable, reliable, and data-heavy systems, web applications, and APIs
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on transforming your team’s vision into a tangible roadmap with clear outcomes
  • Be hands-on as needed across the stack (databases, cache, code, deploy)
  • Develop a comprehensive team vision, strategy, and culture
  • Mentor and coach teammates, supporting their learning and development
  • Collaborate with TRM’s Recruiting team to identify and attract exceptional talent
  • Demonstrate strong cross-functional collaboration with stakeholders including Data Engineering, Product - Management, Design, Machine Learning, and Data Science

Some of the traits we value

  • Strong record of leading backend teams towards the successful execution of technical projects.
  • Experience designing and building scalable distributed systems and services using SQL datastores.
  • Writes high-quality code. We mostly work in Node.js and Typescript. However, languages can be learned: we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework.
  • A high degree of initiative and ownership, combined with the ability to navigate ambiguity and adapt quickly to change.
  • Exceptional ability to structure problems and identify the most critical issues to prioritize.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, verbally and in writing.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a cross-functional environment with a diverse group of people at all levels in an organization
  • Passion for building a safer financial system for billions of people.
  • Interest in virtual currencies, applications, and their use in financial networks and blockchain analysis is a plus.

About TRM

TRM Labs is a blockchain intelligence company that helps financial institutions, crypto businesses and government agencies detect and investigate crypto-related financial crime and fraud. Our products are trusted by leading companies including PayPal, Visa, FTX, Uniswap, Anchorage, and federal agencies such as the FBI and IRS. Every day, we tackle challenges in data engineering, data science, and threat intelligence to advance our mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people.

To accomplish our mission, we have raised nearly $80M from JPMorgan Chase, Visa, Citi, PayPal, Block, Tiger Global and Bessemer. Our team is made up of world class experts from the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, US Treasury Department, McKinsey, Coinbase, and top-tier tech companies.

TRM is a remote-first workplace, with hubs in San Francisco, Washington, DC and London. We are looking for people with grit, passion, and humility to join our global team.

Our Values

  • Impact Oriented Trailblazer - We define high-impact targets through customer centricity, prioritization, and adaptability.
  • Master Craftsperson - We execute efficiently to achieve goals through good judgment, velocity, and grit.
  • Inspiring Colleague - We elevate team performance through integrity, apprenticeship, and positive energy.

Our Employee Benefits

  • Remote-first work environment, with optional in-person offices
  • Regular team off-sites and retreats
  • Competitive salaries and stock options
  • Premium health, dental, and vision insurance
  • FSA, HSA, and 401K programs
  • Life & disability coverage
  • Paid time for vacations, volunteering, sick leave, and generous parental leave
  • Fitness, co-working, and home office reimbursements
  • Professional learning and development stipends

We encourage you to reach out even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Do not worry about picking exactly the right job; we can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your passion and interests will set you apart, especially if your background or career is unconventional. Join us!

Why you should join TRM Labs

Hi! Thanks for checking out TRM Labs.

We provide blockchain intelligence solutions to help organizations detect, monitor, and investigate fraud and financial crime within digital asset transactions. Our ultimate goal is to empower billions of people in building a safer financial system.

We are a remote-first company and have assembled a world-class team of experts from places like McKinsey, Coinbase, Amazon, FBI, and the US Treasury Dept. Every day, we tackle challenges in data engineering, data science, and threat intelligence to advance our mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people.

We look forward to meeting you! TRM Labs

TRM Labs
Team Size:100
Location:San Francisco
Esteban Castaño
Esteban Castaño
Rahul Raina
Rahul Raina