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About Rift

Rift is an ecosystem of decentralized products servicing DAOs. Blockchains have given us new mechanisms to coordinate people and capital at a global scale. Rift is building the infrastructure to support the experimentation and growth of these new communities. Our first product enables a novel form of protocol owned liquidity for DAOs, establishing a sustainable financial foundation on which they can build and grow. We ran a private beta in the fall of 2021 with leading DAOs including Terra, Fantom, and Injective, capped at $50 million in deposits, that demonstrated the power and utility of our first product.

Rift is backed by leading investors including Pantera, Two Sigma Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Spartan Group, DeFiance Capital, Jump Capital, Hashed, and ecosystem funds like Blizzard by Avalanche, Terra, Fantom, and Injective. Angel investors include Stani Kulechov of Aave, Do Kwon of Terra, Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon, and more.

Join us at Rift. We’re building a future that re-centers the individual in the internet, creating a disintermediated global economy. If you want to work with an aggressively ambitious team, create tools that will control billions of dollars, and participate in the asymmetric financial upside of creating foundational internet infrastructure, come help us build the future of finance.

About the Role

  • Our smart contract team is developing novel DeFi primitives to serve as foundational financial infrastructure. We’re looking for an experienced engineer to fill the role of core engineer.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with our CTO to design the specification, high level architecture, and future roadmap for the Rift Protocol.
  • Lead development of the Rift Protocol on EVM based blockchains, managing the full software development life cycle.
  • Contribute to open source projects that we use and that benefit the DeFi ecosystem.
  • Execute code reviews for other engineers on the team.
  • Lead the vision for and help build out our smart contracts team.
  • Implement core protocol functionality in Solidity.
  • Write thorough test coverage of all smart contract functionality.
  • Create deployment scripts and integrations for cross-chain deployments of the protocol.
  • Constantly research the frontier of smart contracts, and think critically about how the Rift Protocol may be able to integrate the latest innovations across the crypto ecosystem.


  • 4-7 years of experience in a backend software engineering role.
  • Experience with systems engineering and optimization, and interacting with virtual machines at the opcode level.
  • Extensive experience managing the software development life cycle for medium to large projects
  • Contributions to open source projects

This role is offered by Recursive Labs, an open source R&D company building protocols, tools, and services for the future internet. The team is contributing to the Rift Finance ecosystem.

Recursive Lab’s benefits include competitive compensation, unlimited PTO, medical, dental, and vision insurance, a setup at our NYC headquarters, working with high caliber team members, and more!

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