Compound is hiring a
Web3 Senior Protocol Engineer

Compensation: $72k - $75k *

Location: Continental US Timezone

Senior Protocol Engineer

Continental US Timezone /
Engineering /
Full time
/ Hybrid

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The majority of cryptocurrencies sit idle on exchanges and in wallets, without yielding interest. We're on a mission to change that.
Compound is an interest rate protocol on the Ethereum blockchain, that lets developers create new financial applications that are global, safe, and open. The Compound protocol is one of the largest DeFi protocols on earth, with over $15 billion earning interest, and moving billions of dollars of assets every day.

At Compound Labs we develop the protocol and new tools, alongside a community of users and COMP token-holders.

Your Role

As a Senior Protocol Engineer at Compound, you will help lead our team in building open, transparent, frictionless financial protocols. You will be given the opportunity to design, build, test, and deploy smart contracts that make DeFi more secure, capital-efficient, and useful. We work in Solidity, Typescript, Rust, Elixir, Elm, and are forever learning and optimizing everything we make in the name of correct coding. 

At Compound, you will be part of a cutting edge team building high-caliber technology that has a massive impact on the future of decentralized finance. 

What You'll Do:

    • Build and test smart contracts in Solidity for EVM-based blockchains
    • Ensure the correctness of financial algorithms
    • Keep a pulse on the DeFi ecosystem and identify improvements or areas of growth for the protocol
    • Enthusiastically collaborate with a small team, owning and planning projects for long-term impact
    • Teach and mentor other engineers

What You Bring to the Engineering Team:

    • Expertise in building and testing smart contracts using Solidity or Yul
    • Familiarity with the current DeFi ecosystem
    • Exceptional judgment, strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills with a strong analytical mindset
    • 5+ years of professional engineering experience
    • BA or BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience

Experience with these Technologies is a "Nice to Have:"

    • Layer 2 blockchains (e.g. Arbitrum, Optimism) and cross-chain bridges
    • Foundry or Hardhat
    • Typescript, Elixir, Phoenix
    • Elm or React

Benefits + Perks:

    • Competitive compensation
    • Stock options in Compound Labs
    • 3+ weeks of vacation
    • Paid parental leave
    • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • 401(k) plan
    • Company on-sites across the world
    • Remote available with the option to work in our downtown SF office (metro accessible with transportation stipends)
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We welcome qualified candidates of all races, creeds, genders, age, veteran status and sexuality to apply.

Founded in 2017, Compound Labs is backed by leading investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital, Paradigm, Polychain Capital and Coinbase Ventures.
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Compensation: $72k - $75k *

Location: Continental US Timezone

Benefits: Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance

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