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Smart Contract Engineer

Rift Finance
$64k - $90k est.

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About Rift

Rift is innovating at the frontier of crypto, building at the intersection of DeFi and DAOs. Blockchains have given us new mechanisms to coordinate people and capital at a global scale. Rift is building the infrastructure to support the experimentation and growth of these new communities. Our first product enables a novel form of protocol owned liquidity for DAOs, establishing a sustainable financial foundation on which they can build and grow. We are continuing to expand our services and liquidity coverage, already sourcing over $60 million for DAOs including Fantom, Aurora, and many others.

Rift is backed by leading investors including Pantera, Two Sigma Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Spartan Group, DeFiance Capital, Jump Capital, Hashed, and ecosystem funds like Blizzard by Avalanche, Fantom, and Injective. Angel investors include Stani Kulechov of Aave, Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon, and more.

Join us at Rift. We’re building a future that re-centers the individual in the internet, creating a disintermediated global economy. If you want to work with an aggressively ambitious team, create tools that will control billions of dollars, and participate in the asymmetric financial upside of creating foundational internet infrastructure, come help us build the future of finance.

This is a Mission Critical role to build core protocol functionality.

Primary responsibilities

  • Deploy the current version of the protocol (Rift Vaults) to new chains.
  • Implement and deploy new protocol functionality.
  • Write tests for existing and new versions of the protocol.
  • Contribute to open source projects to help build out the web3 smart contract ecosystem.
  • Keep up to date on the latest advancements in smart contract engineering and security, and utilize them for our projects.
  • Play an active role in expanding the team - interviewing candidates.
  • In your first 90 days you will develop a strong understanding of how our current protocol works and how we deploy it, assist in deployments, upgrades, parameter updates to all deployed contracts and actively contribute solidity code to our new product rollouts.


  • 1-2 years experience building and releasing production grade Solidity contracts.
  • Deep familiarity with smart contract development frameworks: Hardhat, Foundry
  • A deep understanding of the Ethereum Virtual Machine
  • A desire to keep up with modern best practices in smart contract engineeringPrior experience deploying complex smart contract systems to the Ethereum mainnet

You will also exhibit the following experiences and competencies- Curiosity - there are no college courses on how to be a great smart contract engineer. You will be innately curious, able to learn independently, proactively research the latest advancements in smart contract engineering and security.

  • You are a strong engineer - you can reason about and solve complex engineering problems and have at least 2-4 years experience in a professional software engineering role.
  • Sound economic reasoning - part of being a smart contract engineer is reasoning about the economics of the systems that we’re building on – should have an understanding of simple financial products (borrowing, lending, yield).
  • Communication - you will be working on critical components of our stack and need to be an integral member of the team, communicate timelines and goals effectively, speak up when needed.

Our benefits include competitive compensation, 401k with employer matching, unlimited PTO, medical, dental, and vision insurance. You will work with high caliber team members in a collaborative, agile, business!

Our business is underpinned by a set of core values that guides us in achieving our vision and mission. We believe in Individual Autonomy, Long-Term Orientation and Open Access.

Recursive Labs is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. We celebrate diversity and inclusion among our team mates and seek to hire talent that will add to our culture.

This role is offered by Recursive Labs, an open source R&D company building protocols, tools, and services for the future internet. The team is contributing to the Rift Finance ecosystem.

Rift Finance focuses on Finance Technology and Blockchain / Cryptocurrency. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at https://rift.finance or find them on Twitter.