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About Rift

Rift is innovating at the frontier of crypto, building at the intersection of DeFi and 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 are continuing to expand our services and liquidity coverage, already sourcing over $60 million for DAOs including Fantom, Aurora, and many others.

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, Fantom, and Injective. Angel investors include Stani Kulechov of Aave, 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.

  • Senior Backend Engineer
  • New York City
  • Hybrid

Primary responsibilities

  • Build a feature-rich execution environment for Ethereum Virtual Machine based blockchains
  • Add features to our simulation environment based on user feedback
  • Contribute to the design and development of a modular and extensible codebase
  • Lead discussions with product and design to rapidly iterate, experiment and launch products
  • Design and build systems with an eye for performance & scalability
  • Contribute to open source projects and play a role in building out the crypto ecosystem.

First 90 Days

  • Familiarize yourself with our current stack and products, the smart contract / web3 dapp development process, and any other necessary components of the role such as the dynamics of the EVM, or picking up Rust. Contribute new features to our execution environment for Ethereum Virtual Machine based blockchains.


  • 3-5 years working as a professional software engineer
  • Significant experience with a systems language like Rust (preferred), Go, or C++
  • Experience working with and/or developing asynchronous systems
  • Familiarity building and managing Microservices in a production environment
  • Experience building SDKs, APIs, or otherwise building and maintaining a production system at scale.
  • Experience with AWS, GCP or similar cloud providers
  • Deep understanding of the architecture of modern applications
  • Desire to keep up with modern best practices in software development/crypto, and shape our tech stack as we build out new systems and services
  • A passion for technology and learning modern best practices in web development.
  • You have an innate curiosity about Digital Assets, Web3, DeFi and the Blockchain.
  • You strive for excellence, play as a team and take pride in what you do.

And it would be great if you have

  • Experience using Rust for production systems
  • Experience scaling out infra for distributed services
  • Proficiency in database optimization
  • Deep understanding of the Ethereum Virtual Machine

Our benefits include competitive compensation, 401k with employer matching, unlimited PTO, medical, dental, and vision insurance. You will work with high caliber team members in a collaborative, agile, business!

Our business is underpinned by a set of core values that guides us in achieving our vision and mission. We believe in Individual Autonomy, Long-Term Orientation and Open Access.

Recursive Labs is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. We celebrate diversity and inclusion among our team mates and seek to hire talent that will add to our culture.

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.

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