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Backend Engineer


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Hi, we’re Monolith. We pioneer making it easy, safe & fun to grow money, using the power of decentralised technology.

We’re a high-performance team of around 30 people. We have freedom and responsibility, a culture that encourages innovation, offers ownership and embraces knowledge sharing. We have big plans to grow! We’re working entirely remotely. When it’s safe to do so we’re looking forward to folks collaborating in person again — but remote remains totally cool! Our current preference is for people based in the UK or Netherlands, but we’d be open to those based elsewhere (if the timezone works).


We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to join our small backend team. You’ll be critical to building our user-facing products, as well as the behind-the-scenes systems required for us to offer these products.

Our backend stack consists of Go and Node.js / TypeScript services, communicating using gRPC. This all culminates in a GraphQL API that is used by our mobile app. We use Kubernetes with the Google Cloud Platform, including its Firestore & Datastore databases, BigQuery, Pub/Sub and more.

Among other things, our backend is responsible for user authentication, dealing with the Ethereum blockchain, performing Know Your Customer and Customer Due Diligence tasks, managing our payment card, and powering our mobile app. It also needs to help other teams get their job done.


For this role you’ll be expected to primarily write TypeScript code, as well as occasionally contribute to our Go based services. You shouldn’t be averse to interacting with Kubernetes or Google Cloud Platform either if that’s what’s needed to ship.

Prior experience building and maintaining cloud native, microservice-based products is a necessity.

Collaboration, within the engineering team and across the organization, is critical for our success. We expect you to be an effective communicator.

Experience with software development platforms like GitHub is a must.


The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Programming (yay!)
  • Helping colleagues, for instance through the code review process
  • Keeping our services running
  • Researching new problems
  • Proposing solutions
  • Building tools to make our jobs easier


We’re looking for candidates who:

  • Bring a collaborative spirit
  • Are pragmatic and solve the right problem at the right time
  • Take pride in shipping their work
  • Share their own unique perspective


Our team members are rewarded well! UK employees are offered the below, and we will aim for similar elsewhere:

  • Generous Stock Option Scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • A training & development budget that helps you to grow with Monolith
  • 25 days holiday plus local public holidays
  • Flexible working hours (we care about your output, not when you rock up or * clock out)
  • Top of the range hardware
  • The option to receive some of your salary in crypto
  • Cycle Scheme

If all this sounds exciting…

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Unfortunately, we’re not currently in a position to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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