Village Labs

Village Labs is hiring a
Web3 Senior Backend & Solidity Engineer

Compensation: $150k - $200k

Remote

Come change the world (for real).

We believe the future of commerce is user-owned. It's a future where suppliers, creators, workers, & freelancers own more of the upside of the value they create & pay less to intermediaries.

Say 👋 to Village. We’re building some of the world's most sophisticated L1 blockchain infra & L2 protocols to create a platform for user-owned commerce that'll shape how people buy and sell goods and services on the internet for years to come.
We make it easy for any business or supplier group to build and grow user-owned networks. You can think of user-owned networks as fairer and more efficient marketplace platforms without intermediaries. Instead, they use web3 tech so users can transact directly, grow exponentially, and, actually own the platforms they do business on based on the value they contribute.

This is a big deal! User-ownership will bring about a step-change improvement in efficiency that hasn’t been seen since the early days of the internet.

Our founding team has built SaaS, crypto, eCommerce and marketplace companies, and is backed by some of the world’s top crypto & venture investors.

We need the best builders in the world to come show us what's possible.

About the Role

You will be one of the first five employees at a mission-driven and fast-growing startup. You are ambitious and hard-working, but you (like us!) also believe in putting people first and having a huge amount of fun while you do your job 😁.  

You are a senior engineer with hardcore blockchain development experience, ideally in the Ethereum ecosystem. You also have experience full-stack. You are capable of thought leadership and high-quality code output. You are autonomous and are excited about taking on big, ambiguous problem spaces. You believe in the power of blockchain and Village’s mission to build a user-owned economy, but you also maintain a healthy skepticism of only building web3 for web3’s sake alone. 

You’re more than just your code, though. You love building a culture where people love to work! (❤️) As one of the first five employees, you’ll be integral to the long-term culture of Village and future employees will rely on you as a role model. You’ll be empathetic, hard-working, passionate, good at giving constructive feedback and, of course, having lots of fun.

What you’ll do
  • Lead Village's Solidity development for our L1 and L2 blockchain solutions
  • Support the broader team with ideas and contributions across the whole stack
  • Design and implement scalable smart contracts in Solidity for on-chain user-owned networks
  • Develop scalable data pipelines
  • Ensure high production reliability of our applications by proper tests, logging, and alerting
  • Guide the early Village technical architecture decisions that will resonate throughout the global economy for years to come 🤯 
  • Manage and mentor junior engineers 
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including product, design, and business development to build products and experiences people can’t live without
  • Establish the Village engineering culture–live the mission and set a standard 
  • Help the product team craft the team vision, strategy, and roadmap while proposing innovative solutions, as well as understanding technical limitations
  • Drive key business metrics 
  • Have an inordinate amount of fun
What you’ll bring
  • 8+ years of development experience across frontend, backend, and Solidity
  • 2+ years advanced experience with Solidity and general smart contract development in the Ethereum ecosystem 
  • Successful track record of building and shipping innovative products 
  • Bonus: management, leadership, and hiring experience 
Perks
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Early and generous employee stock option & token plan
  • $100 monthly health and wellness benefit 
  • 401(k) plan
  • Work from home flexibility
  • Paid family leave
  • Apple products
Drop us a line!
We encourage you to drop us a line even if you feel over- or under-qualified. We want to find the best people to help us build this Village no matter who they are. We have a lot of different areas of responsibility and we are always happy to brainstorm with you about what would be the best fit. 

Village Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We believe everyone should feel great about being their authentic selves at Village–this is the only way to do our best work! We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe that great employees come from diverse backgrounds.

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