Senior Software Engineer, Product at TRM Labs (S19)
TRM is building a safer financial system for billions of people.
3+ years
About 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

About the role
Skills: JavaScript, Node.js, Docker, PostgreSQL, Google Cloud, Git

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 Product Engineering team, we are looking for Senior Software Engineers to work on mission-critical features that analyze blockchain transaction activity at massive scale. You will bring your wealth of knowledge in building highly scalable systems, web applications, APIs, and services and be deeply involved in every stage of the development cycle. In collaboration with a team of data scientists, engineers, and product managers, you will help to champion the velocity, quality, and overall impact of TRM's product and ultimately, a safer financial system for the world.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Architecting and building scalable, reliable, and data heavy APIs that will integrate a variety of data sources
  • Working across the stack (db, cache, code, deploy) to address technical challenges anywhere in the system
  • Finding and addressing performance issues
  • Participating in code and design reviews
  • Collaborating cross functionally with data scientists, designers, and product managers to define and implement backend services.
  • Creating novel approaches to tackling blockchain specific challenges around scale, security and privacy.

Some of the traits we value:

  • Experience building performant, and reliable production grade systems, from whiteboard to production
  • Expertise in popular storage systems such as relational databases and analytical databases (e.g., Postgres)
  • Proficiency in one or more backend server languages/frameworks (e.g., Ruby/Rails, Javascript/Node.js/Feathers.js, - Python/Django/Flask, Go)
  • Experience with software review, build and deployment systems (e.g., Github, Docker, AWS)
  • Adaptable. Goals can change fast. You anticipate and react quickly.
  • Autonomous. You own what you work on. You move fast and get things done.
  • Excellent communication. You will need communicate complex ideas effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, and both verbally and in writing
  • Collaborative. You must work collaboratively in a cross-functional team and with people at all levels in an organization
  • Strong record of technical leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting
  • Experience with 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!


TRM ingests billions of cryptocurrency transactions and millions of proprietary data points to assign risk scores to every cryptocurrency wallet and detect high-risk activity.

As for tech, we're mostly a JavaScript/Python house.

Our frontend is a single-page application built on React with a Redux state management. Our backend is composed of various services using tech like Nodejs, Redis, RabbitMQ, Docker, Postgres, ElasticSearch, BigQuery, & Spark.

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