Origin Protocol’s mission is to bring NFTs and DeFi to the masses and reach the next 100M users in crypto. Our flagship products are Origin Story (www.story.xyz), the NFT platform that has powered multiple record-breaking NFT sales, and Origin DeFi, the creators of the yield bearing stablecoin OUSD (www.ousd.com) and leading Liquid Staking Finance protocol OETH (www.oeth.com). Our NFT value accrual token, OGN, is traded globally on Coinbase, Binance, Huobi, and other exchanges (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/origin-protocol/). Our OUSD governance token, OGV, recently launched and is available on Huobi, Gate.io, and DEXs across Ethereum (https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/origin-dollar-governance).


We are looking for a senior engineer with expert level Solidity smart contracts development skills. The ideal candidate will have developed and shipped DeFi smart contracts holding significant value. They will have deep expertise in securing smart contracts using a combination of processes (ex: code reviews, audits), tools, and techniques.

As an engineer in our small team, you will also be integral in setting both company and engineering directions, culture, and processes. You will help us evangelize the Origin mission and technology.
This is a remote position. We are a fully distributed organization, with team members across the globe.


Design, implement and test complex DeFi smart contracts
Review other engineers’ code for correctness and security
Work with external security firms and implement their feedback
Build tools and monitoring to ensure nominal operation of Origin’s DeFi protocols
Closely collaborate with cross-functional teams (engineering, product, design, marketing)

You have:

  • 5+ years experience in software engineering
  • A track-record and proven experience shipping production grade smart contracts in Solidity
  • Deep understanding of the EVM and smart contracts security
  • Strong familiarity with the Ethereum DeFi and Web3 eco-system (infrastructure, protocols, applications)
  • High attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently on your deliverables, with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and ability to work collaboratively in a distributed team
  • Familiarity with smart contracts development tools such as Hardhat, Foundry, or Brownie

Nice to have:

  • Javascript/Typescript or Python programming experience
  • Security tools such as Echidna or Slither
  • Contributions to open-source projects
  • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers

Other Details

Origin is a well-funded decentralized crypto project, raising over $38M from Pantera Capital, Foundation Capital, Spartan Group, BlockTower Capital, HackVC, Sora, 1kx, and other top crypto venture firms. Our angels include Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit), and Garry Tan (managing partner of Initialized Capital).

The core team of ~30 includes a PayPal founder, 1st YouTube employee, and product and engineering managers/leads from Google, Dropbox, Palo Alto Networks, Pinterest, Coinbase, and other iconic companies.

The Origin community includes hundreds of thousands of community members and hundreds of open-source contributors. On the NFT front, we count Paris Hilton as an investor and advisor. We’ve worked with top crypto and mainstream talent, including Trevor Jones, Alotta Money, KSHMR, Don Diablo, Inspiration4/SpaceX, 3LAU, and Jake Paul. Several new startups are building on top of OUSD, and it is integrated widely across DeFi.