Staff Software Engineer (Multiple Openings) Perm


Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

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Position: Staff Software Engineer (Multiple Openings)

Employer: Circle Internet Financial, LLC

Location: Employee may be stationed anywhere in the continental United States but will report directly to Circle headquarters in Boston, MA. 


Responsibilities: The Staff Software Engineer will be responsible for assisting with the integration of Platform Services with leading banks and financial technologies, including various cloud services, to facilitate enhanced scalability for an even greater number of Circle customer to access fast, secure, and low cost payment channels. Building publicly accessible APIs that enable development to seamlessly integrate with complex payments systems. Writing infrastructure to deliver greater payment experiences, including data sources, messaging systems, and APIs, with a focus on coding standards and code quality to ensure Circle’s APIs and infrastructure are functioning properly. Extending Circle’s in-house blockchain systems infrastructure. Assisting in designing, developing, testing, and shipping phenomenal Circle features and APIs, including developing platform tools that communicate to backend coding with authentication. Conceptualizing, calculating, and creating a comprehensive set of unit tests that guarantee desired functionality, implemented for every new feature built. Developing Circle’s Merchant Dashboard in order to connect Circle’s APIs to help merchants settle payments in Circle’s USD Coin. Other duties as assigned. Employee may be stationed anywhere in the continental U.S., but will report to headquarters in Boston, MA.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or closely related field (or foreign equivalent). 


Requirements: 18 months of experience in the job offered or related engineering position. Other special requirements include: 18 months of experience using programming language concepts such as C++, Python, and Java;  18 months of experience debugging and monitoring for production services; 18 months of experience designing large-scale technology stacks or similar large-scale data ecosystems; 18 months of experience working with source control systems such as Git and SVN; and 18 months of experience working with data structures and developing algorithms for functionality.


Rate of Pay: $185k - $215k


Contact: Qualified applicants must send resumes to, clearly referencing job #YT421. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. is required if hired. The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports affirmative action practices.


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We’re looking far and wide for the right people.

At Circle, we know firsthand that great work can be delivered remotely – and we see tremendous value in the flexibility this affords Circlers and their families. Outside of our virtual meetings – we stay connected and build lasting relationships with our colleagues through local, in-person meetups, team and department offsites, and regular company-wide events.

As a global organization, we seek to hire the best talent in a variety of cities around the world. In some cases, we look for candidates who align to a particular team’s geography or time zone to help maximize productivity and ensure strong employee experiences. If you feel this job is right for you, select the city closest to you from the list below to apply.