Smart Contract Engineer

Drift Protocol
Drift Protocol
Job Functions:
Software Engineering
Employment Types:
Remote; Remote, OR, USA
Posted on:
About Drift Labs: Our goal is to make DEXs the best way to trade derivatives. Despite the decentralized nature of crypto, centralized derivatives exchanges still remain dominant - they're already fast, familiar and reliable. So far, the DEX trading experience hasn't met that standard. Slippage is high for large orders, transferring funds between platforms is subject to massive gas fees, and low liquidity leads to poor pricing. Drift’s goal is to bring a state-of-the-art trader-centric experience from centralized exchanges on-chain. We're a team of experienced traders and builders from DeFi and traditional finance working together to make this a reality. The Opportunity: Drift is looking for a Smart Contract Engineer to be a core member of our engineering team. You'll have the opportunity to research protocol design, develop smart contracts and maintain backend services that facilitate the growth of the protocol. Drift Labs pays a competitive salary with upside potential. Key Responsibilities - Protocol Architecture: Research and develop protocol upgrades and new financial contracts. - Smart Contracts: Implement Solana programs and instructions with a focus on security, simplicity and ease of use. - DevOps: build and maintain off-chain services necessary for protocol Skills & Qualifications: - 3+ years of experience in software development. - High level of proficiency with Rust programming language, paradigms, constructs, and idioms. Familiarity with low-level languages such as C++ is welcome. - Ability to build scalable applications using performant databases. - Demonstrated ability to learn new tech and write secure and high quality code. - Passion for blockchain technology, cryptonomic protocol design, game theory, and decentralized finance. Nice to Have: - Experience with any blockchain at the protocol level. - Understanding of options, margin trading and derivatives products. - Familiarity with the Solana blockchain and building applications on Solana.