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    Foundation Talent is looking for a Founding Solidity Engineer, Full Stack (Defi Exchange) REMOTE

    This stealth mode startup recently secured a 4M pre-seed round from T1 VC’s and is developing a suite of composable margin-based products, starting with derivatives (perpetuals). The first product is a capital-efficient DeFi protocol for leverage trading cryptocurrencies, foreign exchange and commodities. The sector (perpetuals) has proven product-market fit, and represents one of the largest… whitespaces for innovation and market size expansion in DeFi (compared to CeFi). They are backed by some of the leading crypto-native venture investors and strategics, who believe in their vision of making leveraged trading and market making accessible to everyone, not just institutions.

    This role offers significant equity (high % of token network)

    About the Role

    We are currently seeking a talented and experienced Founding Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have deep experience in web3 software development and DeFi, along with broad experience across other functional areas such as design, product, and data. A background in blockchain (as a consumer and developer) and a deep passion for DeFi is required.

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate closely with the co-founders (CTO, CEO), designers, and other stakeholders to translate ideas into actionable engineering tasks.

    • Dig deep into the derivatives landscape to stay up-to-date on the latest product and technical innovations

    • Evaluate and select the most suitable technologies, tools, and frameworks for new product development projects.

    • Design and develop product architectures that balance flexibility with speed

    • Implement, test, and maintain high-quality code, ensuring the delivery of robust, scalable, and

    maintainable software over time.

    • Help to grow the engineering team, through both formal processes such as hiring and

    performance management and informal processes such as technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance.

    • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in DeFi

    • Drive the integration of smart contract technologies into the product stack when applicable and contribute to the development of smart contract best practices.

    • Continuously improve the development process, identifying opportunities for increased efficiency and effectiveness.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

    • A minimum of 4 years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on prototyping and new product development.

    • You are opinionated, independent, appreciate ownership, and have a proactive, solutions oriented mindset.

    • Demonstrated expertise in at least one modern programming language (e.g., Python, JavaScript, Go, Rust, or C++) and Solidity

    • Experience in full stack development frameworks, such as React.js, Nextjs, and hardhat

    • Experience in version control (git) and test driven development practices

    • Proven experience in designing and implementing scalable and maintainable software architectures.

    • Comfort with ambiguity and an ability to make progress independently.

    • Experience with a variety of software development processes and an understanding of the

    strengths and weaknesses of each.

    • A passion for staying up-to-date with emerging technologies, trends, and best practices in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.

    • North American time zones are preferred but not required.

    Benefits

    • Competitive Salary

    • Health Insurance - (US Only)

    • 401(k) - (US Only)

    • Remote Work Environment for non-US hires, hybrid for US hires

    • Unlimited Paid time off

    • Stipend for your home office setup

    • Paid travel to business conferences and company off-sites