Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Firm

Paradigm is a San Francisco-based investment firm focused on crypto and blockchain-related technologies across the globe. We make investments in companies and protocols at all stages including early-stage venture financing rounds, growth equity, and liquid token assets. Paradigm was co-founded in 2018 by Matt Huang (former Partner at Sequoia Capital) and Fred Ehrsam (co-founder of Coinbase). We are building a world-class team to support our portfolio and the crypto ecosystem globally.

The Role

Given the technical complexity of the projects we invest in, engineering is incredibly important to Paradigm. Engineering is responsible for building the Paradigm "operating system" that supports the entire investment and portfolio management process from entrepreneur discovery through investment exit. The system is the source of truth -- building insights to the fund’s positions and relationships that inform how Paradigm invests and manages its portfolio.

Paradigm's engineering team is responsible for 1) all of our user-facing components & apps, and ultimately delivers and supports all of Paradigm’s products and 2) all of the backend components, compute, networking, and storage that form the basis for all of Paradigm’s products. A big part of the team’s mission is to come up with the best solution to a given problem while minimizing tech debt. You’ll have significant ownership over what the team creates.


  • Participate in implementing features, addressing issues, and improving performance

  • Work with the team to streamline existing manual processes into robust workflows that reduce room for error and increase efficiency

  • Own problems we have yet to discover, checking in with appropriate stakeholders, defining requirements for an effective solution, and then bringing that solution to life

  • Perform code reviews and participate in architecture design.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the firm

  • On the back end:

    • Maintain and scale our data platform to meet our needs, including monitoring, logging, and alerting

    • Improve the platform’s availability, scalability, performance, and security

  • On the front end:

    • Design, build, and web apps that grows to fit the needs of the firm

    • Build and manage in-house reusable component libraries

    • Improve the our web apps’ availability, performance, and security

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in software engineering

  • Professional experience with the following:

    • React, JavaScript/TypeScript, NextJS/Node, Python, Airflow, Postgres

  • Preferred prior experience with systems involved in networking and storage, monitoring, logging, and alerting

  • Ability to work autonomously and as a collaborator on the team

  • A willingness to work outside your core competencies

  • Penchant for system performance is a plus

  • Able to work in-person in San Francisco, CA


  • Exceptional team player

  • Extreme open-mindedness

  • Clarity of thought

  • Clear and concise communication (both written and verbal)

  • Affable style for community engagement

  • Technical depth; analytical; rigorous

  • Highly curious; fast learner

  • Ability to bridge technical and investing mindsets

  • Interest in frontier technologies and crypto markets