Open to remote candidates in the US.

Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem.

Soroban is Stellar’s new, state-of-the-art smart contracting platform. As a Dapp (decentralized application) engineer on the Smart Contract Platform team, your goal will be to create both the blueprint and the tools to empower smart contract developers in the Stellar ecosystem to build their own Dapps. You’ll be deeply involved in the developer experience and tooling to accelerate the success of smart contract devs, while also trail-blazing standard patterns for Stellar smart contracts. You’ll turn the theory into reality with cutting-edge prototyping, and when it makes sense, go further, helping to design and build out new layer-2 solutions for scalability and privacy using our new smart contract machinery.

In this role, you will:

  • Work on cutting-edge technology at the intersection of blockchain and finance
  • Have an outsize impact by coming in on the ground floor as smart contracts on Stellar go live
  • Build out a best-in-class developer experience for smart contracts on Stellar
  • Prototype and define best practices for smart contracts on Stellar
  • Build out server-side platform infrastructure and APIs to support Stellar developers
  • Create client prototypes to showcase smart contract features and end-to-end Dapp usage
  • Write code in modern languages like Typescript, Rust and Go
  • Participate in L2 protocol design and implementation

You have:

  • 5+ years creating full-stack and web applications
  • Proficiency with Typescript and React
  • Knowledge of at least one backend language (e.g. Go, Java, Rust, C++)
  • Expertise in designing and utilizing RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with databases and data storage
  • Independent and results-driven. Skilled at working in an environment with dynamic objectives.

Bonus Points if:

  • You have Dapp experience on another blockchain
  • You’ve worked on VSCode or similar developer-facing tools
  • You’ve designed and implemented a protocol-based system

We offer competitive pay with a base salary range for this position of $165,000 – $205,000 depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, we offer lumen-denominated grants along with the following perks and benefits:

USA Benefits/Perks:

  • Competitive health, dental & vision coverage
  • Flexible time off + 15 company holidays including a company-wide holiday break
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life & ADD
  • Short & Long term disability
  • FSA & Dependent Care Accounts
  • 401K (4% match)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly gym allowance
  • Daily lunch and snacks in-office
  • L&D budget of $1,500/year
  • Company retreats
About Stellar
Stellar is a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network for financial products and services. It is both a cross-currency transaction system and a platform for digital asset issuance, designed to connect the world’s financial infrastructure. Dozens of financial institutions worldwide issue assets and settle payments on the Stellar network, which has grown to over 7 million accounts.
About the Stellar Development Foundation
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. Founded in 2014, the Foundation helps maintain Stellar’s codebase, supports the technical and business communities building on the network, and serves as a voice to regulators and institutions. The Foundation seeks to create equitable access to the global financial system, using the Stellar network to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology.
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