DeFi Lending Founding Tech Lead / Core Contributor at Trust Machines

164 days ago
✅ 32 applications

About the Company

The mission of Trust Machines is to grow the Bitcoin economy. We’ve recently raised $150M to realize this vision, build Bitcoin apps, and the open-source technologies required to unleash the true potential of Bitcoin for DeFi and Decentralized Applications.

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About the Opportunity

Trust Machines is incubating a DeFi Lending app, and we’re looking for a Lead Engineer to join our remote-first team as the first dedicated Lending engineer. The Lending app is building the bleeding edge of Bitcoin DeFi, using novel smart contracting functionality on Bitcoin to deliver a 10x improvement on existing DeFi lending. This role will be critical in determining vision and direction, advising on and implementing technical design, and working with the team to develop a robust and long-term product. The ideal candidate has start-up experience, is passionate about building amazing consumer apps, and is hungry to build the next big Web3 app.

Here’s what you’ll do:

Collaborate with our core engineering team to architect a secure, decentralized, and highly-functional web3 lending app
Transition codebase from external engineering team, bringing development in-house and setting up operational processes for our new internal team
Partner with GM to build a team of dedicated engineers for Lending, while also collaborating with the broader Trust Machines engineering team
Help define the vision and direction for Lending and DeFi at Trust Machines
Own Lending product development, from ideation and design through deployment and operation
Design, develop, and deploy smart contracts and decentralized applications on various blockchain platforms, writing clean, efficient, and maintainable code
Collaborate cross-functionally with various TM teams including core engineering, product design, UX, and business development

What we're looking for:

A passion for Bitcoin, DeFi, and crypto
Self-motivation and self-management
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a focus on discovering solutions instead of identifying roadblocks
Hands-on experience with smart contract blockchains platforms like Ethereum (EVM), Cosmos, Solana, Stacks, or WebAssembly virtual machines
Fluency in Solidity or another smart contract language
Proven experience as a Blockchain Developer or similar role, with a strong understanding of blockchain concepts, consensus algorithms, and cryptographic principles
Familiarity with smart contract development tools and frameworks (e.g., Truffle, Remix, Web3.js)
5+ years of work experience in software development, ideally including work in a consumer-facing fintech startup or defi protocol

Nice to haves:

Fluency in Rust
Experience in the end-to-end full-stack development and/or launch of a Web3 DeFi protocol
Experience at a startup as an early engineer, even better if you’ve tried to launch your own
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
Familiarity with scripting languages for handling and analyzing large datasets (ex: Python using using libraries like Pandas and NumPy)

What we’ll offer:

Remote-first work environment (with home office subsidy)
Competitive NYC based Salary (regardless of location, benchmarked annually)
$150,000 - $215,000
Equity in Trust Machines
Participation in future protocol incentives
Open Vacation Policy, take the days you need
Health Benefits
Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave
Your choice of technical setup and equipment
Awesome coworkers and a fun, collaborative environment


Rust, Solana, Solidity



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