Staff Software Engineer (Trade)


London, GB / Dublin, IE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/11/2021
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  • Company Address: 11 W 42nd St, 8 Floor, New York, NY, 10036

About R3

R3 is an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a broad ecosystem of more than 300 members and partners across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors to develop on Corda, its open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of Corda for enterprise usage.

Job Description

R3 is looking for an experienced technical lead working on the Trade product line. The ideal candidate would have 9+ years of industry experience, with finance, international trade or blockchain specialization a benefit.
The successful candidate would be working closely with product and sales to scope, design and plan large technical projects in the international trade space. With assistance from architectural leadership, you would be providing high level architectural guidance, while mentoring more junior colleagues as they specify and implement detailed technical designs.
You would be responsible for line managing engineers, regularly holding 1 to 1s, setting short and long term goals for them, reviewing code and providing advice on how to improve their skills and develop their careers.

The role has impact both across the wider engineering division, as well as the entire company, with regular status updates to C-level (in particular Chief Product Officer).


  • Working with Product Managers and technical leadership to drive the customer roadmap forward.
  • Focusing on moderately complex and tactical challenges, while consistently anticipating upcoming business requirements through a customer lens.
  • Leading a development team through the ongoing delivery of product, with tasks including overseeing code, instilling best practices, and documenting and implementing architectural decisions.
  • Contributing significantly to technical improvements, designing complex features to meet business needs, articulating design decisions, and pushing for changes where these are needed to improve delivery effectiveness.
  • Driving outcomes with wide-ranging consequences, whilst working closely with cross-functional team members, e.g., Product, QA and Project Management.
  • Contributing to the technical vision of the product roadmap and provide detailed input on how to deliver that vision.
  • Capturing and prioritising customer problems and requirements as the Engineering SME for a set of features.
  • Holding line management responsibility for a team, and driving discussions on progression, areas of improvement and performance. 
  • Holds regular 1 to 1s with engineers, supporting team career progression and morale, as well as ensuring high performance.
  • Frequently leads meetings both within the team and to a wider audience.

Education and Experience

  • Strong understanding of computer science and engineering principles, obtained through a combination of advanced academic study and significant professional experience.
  • 9+ years’ experience in an enterprise level environment.
  • Experience delivering end-to-end platforms and services.
  • Familiarity of multiple layers of the infrastructure and application stack from systems / OS development through networking, middleware, and application logic.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with Java, Kotlin or other JVM based languages.
  • Experience in international trade, trade finance, or finance generally.
  • Experience with smart contract development.


How We’re Handling Covid-19

We are extremely grateful to continue to grow as a company during these unprecedented times. Our #1 priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our current and future R3’ers. We want to share with you what we’re doing and what you can expect throughout our interview and on-boarding processes.

Since March, most R3’ers have been working remotely, although we have opened some key office locations global, with limited capacity for those that cannot work from home or need to come into the office.

As you go through the virtual interview process with us, please don’t worry if children or pets make a guest appearance. We understand these things happen- it’s real life after all! If we are fortunate enough to welcome you to the team, we’ll get a laptop couriered to you and get you set up virtually on your first day.  We also provide you with a “Work From Home” allowance to enable you to purchase some equipment to be more comfortable and productive.

We Have And Will Continue To Take Steps To Ease Some Of The Burden For Our R3’ers

We understand that Work From Home (WFH) life can be challenging in many ways, so some of the additional support measures we have in place include;

  • New Starter WFH allowance (as mentioned above) to get you setup to work productively at home
  • Additional access to wellbeing resources (as well as the support provided as part of your Vitality Private Medical) including a year’s free subscription to the Headspace app and modules on our Lessonly training platform from MindGym (including Goal getting, Stress Busters and Virtual Work)
  • We also have additional health and wellbeing resources available on our wiki pages when you join.

R3 may process the personal data collected or identified as being imported in accordance with R3’s Recruitment Privacy. Read the policy here. In particular, R3 will use the personal data provided for the purposes of processing your application for the role you have applied for, to assess your suitability for the role as well as to enter into a contract with you if you are successfully brought onto the R3 team.

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