Remote Series A Blockchain Ethereum Startup Lead Backend Engineer

May 22, 2024

Job Description

Company Summary:

  • Organization Size: Less than 10 employees
  • Funding: Approximately $20 million
  • Stage: Series A
  • Industry: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum
  • Year Founded: 2022
  • Technologies Used: Rust, Typescript, Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), Solidify, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform

Job Description for Lead Backend Engineer:

  • Contribute to the backend and infrastructure development of an innovative Ethereum smart contract platform alongside experienced professionals in the field.
  • Engage with cutting-edge technology that could become a pivotal element in the crypto industry’s infrastructure.
  • Utilize the latest tools and techniques to construct efficient systems, and participate in the enhancement of backend and zero-knowledge proof libraries.
  • Influence early-stage technical decisions that will shape the technological foundation for substantial growth.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Over 6 years of professional software engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in Rust, C++, or other high-performance languages.
  • Hands-on experience with deploying and managing production applications on AWS using orchestration and containerization tools like Docker, Terraform, and Kubernetes.
  • Enthusiasm for tackling challenging software projects and a focus on performance optimization.
  • Previous involvement in startups or founding roles within a dynamic engineering environment is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with the technical intricacies of Ethereum is beneficial.


  • Competitive salary with significant equity participation.
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits.
  • Exposure to the forefront of Zero-Knowledge (ZK) technology, a prominent domain within the crypto sphere.
  • Exceptional opportunities for career advancement.

Salary and Benefits Overview:

  • Salary Range: $150,000 – $240,000 annually, comprising salary and substantial equity in an early-stage, venture-backed startup, commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include:
    • 401(k) plan with matching contributions
    • Distributed team structure
    • Asynchronous work environment
    • Vision, dental, and medical insurance coverage
    • Unlimited vacation time and paid time off
    • 4-day workweek
    • Company retreats and coworking budget
    • Learning and mental wellness budgets
    • Free gym membership and home office budget
    • Option for payment in cryptocurrency
    • Profit sharing and equity compensation
    • Transparent hiring process without whiteboard interviews or monitoring systems
    • A culture free from workplace politics and inclusive of individuals of all ages.