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Product Engineering Lead

Commonwealth Labs

Commonwealth Labs

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023


  • Lead the platform architecture design and development efforts, ensuring alignment with the company's goals and technical vision.
  • Implement an API-first development approach, designing and building robust, scalable, and well-documented APIs for the platform.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and other engineers, to define requirements and deliver high-quality solutions.
  • Demonstrate expertise in distributed systems architecture, designing and implementing scalable and fault-tolerant systems that can handle high traffic and data volume.
  • Optimize database schema design and administration, including writing complex queries, schema optimization, and indexing strategies to ensure efficient data retrieval and storage.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to the engineering team, fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to platform engineering, APIs, distributed systems, and database administration.


  • An ability to write high quality, well-tested code.
  • Backend experience working on social or financial data product working with real-time data.
  • Development experience in Typescript or another Object-oriented language. Experience developing large-scale software.
  • An understanding of, and practical experience with, web application development.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.
  • A sincere commitment to creating readable code.
  • Understanding of database schema design, caching and scalability.
  • A degree in Computer Science or related or equivalent industry experience.
  • 3+ years of experience

Desired Background:

  • A strong understanding of the mechanics of blockchain applications and dApps
  • A passion for decentralized technologies and their potential to transform the financial system
  • Familiarity with Solidity development / the Web3 stack


  • Additional cryptocurrency-based compensation
  • Comprehensive insurance (medical/dental/vision)
  • Take vacation when you need it (and we really mean it)