Senior Backend → Smart Contract Engineer (Cadence, Flow Blockchain)
Smart contracts are simply autonomous software that can live forever and run in the open, without the need for maintenance or servers.
The most popular smart contract language until now has been Solidity, but wow it's a mess.
That's why we created Cadence, the world's first high level resource-oriented programming language. Cadence makes smart contract development easier, faster, and safer – with far less scope for errors and a super simple syntax that looks like Swift or Rust but is built from the ground up for smart contracts, NFTs, and decentralized apps.
We are looking to hire several detail-oriented backend engineers who are excited about learning smart contract development through the lens of Cadence specifically – we'll take care of onboarding and giving you a crash course of what makes blockchain development different.
There is massive demand for Cadence developers both internally at Dapper Labs as well as across our partners, both startups and the Fortune 500. Check out our draft docs page for more. The Facebook / Libra / Diem team independently came to the concept of Resources, and so Move is the only other programming language so far that is resource oriented (read more here).
About this role:
You’ll work directly with the team defining the Cadence smart contract programming language, and contribute directly to the dapps that will bring blockchain into the mainstream. The projects in our pipeline range from the low-level “service contracts” that manage Flow’s proof-of-stake bonding mechanisms, all the way up to defi “building blocks” like DEXs and consumer-facing software like NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties 2.0. You must have an open mind, a collaborative spirit, and a willingness to question the status quo whenever it gets in the way of a better world.
All of us at Dapper Labs share a common vision: to create the future we want to live in. We need more people like you to help us realize that vision.
A little about you:
- Appreciate the power and limitations of immutable smart contract code.
- Believe that the readability of code is a critical part of the blockchain user experience.
- Contribute and enforce best practices throughout the development process.
- Comfortable trying out new tools, failing fast, and handling “unknown unknowns”.
- Adamant about automated testing, with expansive coverage.
- Energized by the challenge and opportunity of working with new languages and programming paradigms.
Bonus points if you have the following:
- Developed a widely-used smart contract.
- A working understanding of one or more of Solidity, Rust, Move, or Cadence.
- Significant contributions or leadership of an open source project.
Dapper team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion to demystify blockchain technology and tap its potential to create change in the world. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.
More about Dapper Labs:
Dapper Labs is the world's first blockchain entertainment company. We are the creators of industry-leading experiences including CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, as well as Dapper Wallet, the simplest way to manage your assets and use the blockchain. We are also the original developers behind Flow, a new decentralized blockchain designed from the ground up for scalability and ease of use.
Our mission at Dapper Labs is to make the world a more open, empowering, and enjoyable place through consumer adoption of decentralized technologies. We have raised over $300M from leading VCs including Fred Wilson (USV) and Chris Dixon as well as Venrock, Samsung, Google Ventures, Coatue, NBA players, and global artists, among others. Dapper Labs partners include the NBA and NBPA, the NFL-PA, Ubisoft, Warner Music, Turner, Dr. Seuss, Genies, and the UFC, as well as 100+ others.
Visit our website to learn even more about Dapper Labs, including information about benefits and perks.