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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Stardust empowers game developers leveraging blockchain to scale to millions of players and NFTs with custodial wallets and a secure platform; providing players and developers with a frictionless experience while playing and building games.

Our mission is to help developers do what they do best, build incredible great games. We're building the future of gaming - and we don't say that lightly. We're developing backend technology to power new gamer-first economies.

We’re looking for players who think big, build bigger, and want to turn crazy ideas into reality. Are you ready to play?


Stardust seeks a senior software engineer to join our engineering team and help build our gaming infrastructure product offerings.


  • Be a key contributor to our ads product leveraging machine learning and building a data processing system
  • Mentor junior team members on best practices to approaching large ambiguous problems
  • Use and promote communicable paradigms such as SOLID to improve team and product quality
  • Migrate legacy systems to a scalable maintainable state


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of industry experience building distributed and scalable backend systems
  • Proficient in a backend language such as Javascript / Typescript on Node.js, Python, or PHP
  • Proficient knowledge of Postgres (AWS Aurora), Redis
  • Experience with distributed systems and relational databases
  • Ability to write high-quality, well-tested code
  • Experience using design patterns and other engineering best practices
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Ability to add code quality tools to systems e.g. linters, static analysis, profilers, remote debuggers
  • Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines


  • Experience with Adtech, DSPs, MMPs etc.
  • Prior ML experience or interest
  • Passion for web3 and / or games
  • High level understanding of blockchain
  • Prior startup experience