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Software Developer, Data Acquisition (On-site, Montreal)



Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

About Nascent…

Founded in 2020, Nascent exists to build, expand, and capture opportunity, in open markets and permissionless technologies. Building from a base of permanent capital, we deploy assets across a range of both liquid and long-term strategies that ensure we are among the most active users of the open financial system we are helping to build. We've made venture investments in 50+ early-stage teams that we believe have the potential to create substantive change, expand boundaries, and find new horizons. We are consistently on the hunt for the most competitive and curious minds exploring the edges of the crypto ecosystem and leverage our hyper flexible structure to accelerate ideas into fully deployed strategies.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a motivated and technically proficient entry-level Software Developer to join our dynamic team. As a Software Developer in Data Acquisition, your mission will be to develop and maintain Nascent’s data acquisition infrastructure and tools. You will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and maintaining high-performance systems for acquiring data from diverse sources. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and contribute to the expansion of our data acquisition capabilities. This is an opportunity to have a direct impact on the bottom line of a fast-paced crypto-native team.

This role is based in our Montreal office. Nascent is happy to support relocation for the right candidate.


  • Design, develop, and maintain low-latency and scalable systems for acquiring data from several sources while ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand data acquisition requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Utilize your strong problem-solving skills to apply reverse-engineering techniques, extracting data from complex web applications efficiently and accurately.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends related to communication protocols, web standards, data acquisition methodologies, and best practices.
  • Adapt quickly to evolving project requirements, while effectively prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines.

About you

  • You thrive in less structured environments and are at your best when driving and delivering results with the freedom to build and execute your own plan.
  • You are as excited by starting a project as completing, maintaining and continually optimizing it.
  • You find the plethora of opportunities to leverage data to drive value for the firm exciting versus overwhelming.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Excellent understanding of algorithms and data structures.
  • Familiarity with web protocols such as HTTP and WebSockets.
  • Proficiency in at least one major programming language, such as Python, Javascript, or Rust.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to tackle complex technical challenges.
  • Quick adaptability to changing project requirements and priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Solid communication skills, both written and verbal.

Nice to Have

  • Prior experience with low-latency data acquisition systems.
  • Familiarity with microservice architecture and message queuing technologies (e.g., Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ).
  • Knowledge of unstructured data processing and full-text search techniques.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms, particularly AWS.
  • Passion for staying current with the latest advancements in software development and data acquisition.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to evolving requirements and prioritize tasks effectively.

Our Team & Culture

At Nascent, we are an interdisciplinary team of investors, builders & creators, capable of achieving more together than we can as individuals. We offer the opportunity to contribute to building the future global economic system with a world-class team and culture that pairs the freedom to explore, experiment & play with a competitive drive to win. We invest in our people by providing the autonomy to build, coupled with accountability & honest feedback to help learn, grow, perform & win. We’re a fully distributed team that understands the value of in-person time—we host two team retreats per year and encourage team members to come together for more frequent in-person work.

Principles that drive our team & work

  • Compete to win
  • Own your shit
  • Explore, experiment, play
  • Always be building
  • Seek and speak truth

    What We Offer

    At Nascent, we offer a competitive total compensation package heavily weighted toward bonus, ensuring that when we perform at our best and the firm wins we all win.

    • The opportunity to learn, experiment and build in an entrepreneurial environment
    • Comprehensive health benefits package including dental, vision, and life
    • Generous paid parental leave & supported return to work
    • Annual Health & Wellness Stipend of up to $1,000
    • Retirement plan matching contributions
    • Open vacation policy as well as flexible work hours and location
    • Access to our internal performance coaching, technical experts and support for continuing your skill development and growth
    • Team activities and bi-annual in-person team retreats

    We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and differences of perspectives. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status, inclusive of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.