Jito Labs is seeking a senior smart contract engineer to build the future of decentralized finance on Solana. We are looking for creative and motivated engineers that can effectively wrangle problems with large design spaces and come up with simple and elegant solutions. The role is extremely dynamic and a place where low-level problem solvers will thrive.

You will be building protocols that have the potential to custody billions of dollars of capital; if this excites, you please apply!


As a senior smart contract engineer, you will:

-Architect Solana programs using Solana native and Anchor programming models

-Build safe, secure, and performant code

-Write public-facing test plans and documentation for the code youโ€™ve produced

-Build substantial testing infrastructure to ensure code is following a defined specification

-Collaborate with the team and customers to leverage internal knowledge and tooling

-Drive features and products from beginning to end with extreme ownership

-Comfortably dive deep into performance bottlenecks and debug problems across the entire stack


-5+ years of systems programming experience writing code in Rust, C, or C++

-Multiple Solana programs written in Solana native programming or using the Anchor framework

-Excellent communication and collaboration skills

-Experience wrangling complex problems into simple solutions

-Worked at a <50 person startup

Nice to have:

-Security background

-Knowledge of DeFi landscape


-Above market compensation and multiple forms of equity

-Salary: $150-$200k (approximate).

-All-expenses-paid team retreats and conferences!

-Unlimited PTO

-Weekly meal voucher

Jito Labs mission is to scale Solana through high-performance MEV infrastructure.

Weโ€™re a fast moving and ambitious team building infrastructure to increase the performance of Solana and maximize rewards for stakers and validators. We’re well-capitalized and have experienced massive growth across multiple products in 2023, gaining market share faster than our competitors. Jito-Solana, our MEV validator client for Solana, has gained more than 70% of stake on Solana.

Come join our rockstar team of twelve to accelerate our growth!