Senior Backend Engineer


work from anywhere
unlimited pto
unknown salary

Posted on January 24, 2024

About us

Flashbots started in 2020 as a research and development organization formed to mitigate the negative externalities and existential risks posed by Maximal Extractable Value (MEV). Since then, we have had an immense impact on the world of crypto through mev-geth, Flashbots Protect, MEV-Boost, MEV-Share, our open research and soon-to-be SUAVE.

Our mission is clear: illuminate, democratize and distribute.

We seek to ensure that the value created on decentralized, public blockchains is transparent and distributed. We do this by conducting cutting-edge research, building mission-critical products, and coordinating a diverse community with competing interests.

Our vibe is astro-pirate-punk: irreverent, anarchic, excellent, autonomous. We’re explorers, hackers, builders, thinkers. We are relaxed, composed, and at ease in the world, but beneath our suave exterior, we do not have the time or inclination to be anything but the best.

Why take this role

Join Flashbots as a Senior Backend Engineer to be part of a pioneering team addressing complex challenges, embracing new technologies, and contributing significantly to our core products. This opportunity is ideal for self-starters with a builder mentality who thrive in dynamic environments and are passionate about ensuring a true decentralized, permissionless and censorship-resistant crypto future.

What you’ll do

  • Develop key components of Flashbots’ core products like Flashbts Protect, MEV-Boost, Mev-Share, the Flashbots Builder and future offerings
  • Create detailed technical documentation and diagrams for public use, enhancing the understanding and accessibility of our products
  • Build and maintain public API services and user-friendly tools supporting the Flashbots ecosystem
  • Implement robust tests to ensure the quality and stability of our offerings
  • Engage with the community, addressing technical issues and fostering open collaboration

Who you are

  • Proven experience in production systems using Golang or Rust to a high standard
  • Proficient in working asynchronously, both in teams and independently
  • Adaptable, accountable, and focused on high-impact solutions.
  • T-shaped skills, with depth in a specific area and breadth across multiple domains
  • Nice-to-have is deep familiarity with the Ethereum ecosystem, experience across the Ethereum stack, and contributions to open-source projects

Details that matter

  • Significantly above market rate equity compensation package
  • Unlimited PTO with a high level of freedom and autonomy for your work
  • Attractive health coverage package for US employees
  • $3000 Yearly budget for your individual learning and development goals
  • Work alongside the brightest minds in the crypto space
  • Help save the world by ensuring crypto remains decentralized, permissionless and censorship-resistant
  • Remote working - work from anywhere in the world
  • Paid travel - 2 x team on-site in different parts of the world per year plus periodic travel to events

At Flashbots, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.

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