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Vertex is a DeFi protocol specializing in on-chain FX markets, derivatives and leveraged products.

We have recently launched our MVP on testnet and are looking for a talented frontend engineer to join the team! The role would entail working alongside the CTO to build out the dApp’s UI/UX. Prior experience building dApps and knowledge with smart contracts is a plus!

About Vertex Protocol

Vertex sets out to create the infrastructure and mechanisms necessary to bring real-world money markets and genuine financial products on-chain.

Our vision at inception was to create a multi-currency future for Anchor. We have since started our focus on FX markets to help realize that vision and have created:

  • Technology to support spot and derivative instruments
  • A clearinghouse capable of handling a range of trading instruments

These contracts will help enable FX trading on-chain and bring a range of composability and integration to Terra that was lacking previously. Our Initial MVP will be a decentralized, cross-margin trading platform launched on Terra’s testnet. It will support leveraged trading and liquidity providing, first for perpetuals and then margined spot.

The Opportunity

  • Fast-paced and funded start-up with an ambitious roadmap
  • Competitive compensation
  • Fully remote with the freedom to choose your hours
  • Join a very talented team of builders
  • Solve challenging problems and build innovative, user-first DeFi products
  • Take ownership over your work and have a say in the development of the product

Responsibilities

  • Work with smart contract and backend engineers to interface with Vertex Protocol contracts on the Terra blockchain
  • Work with UI/UX designers and product managers to define and implement accessible, polished, and user-friendly Defi experiences
  • Help contribute to product and roadmap planning by providing technical input

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience with building large-scale, maintainable production web-apps with React.js
  • Understanding and proficiency with Typescript and Next.js
  • Intermediate to advanced understanding of TailwindCSS or a similar styling framework
  • Experience with building Web3 applications (ex. using web3.js or ethers.js)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Preferred

  • Existing understanding of Terra (with Terra.js)
  • Has experience building a web3 dApp
  • Familiarity with smart contract and defi concepts
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

The ideal candidate will have the drive/ability to take ownership over feature development and apply their understanding of defi concepts into influencing product decisions.

When Applying

  • Please share what interests you about working in DeFi & for Vertex
  • Please make sure to highlight any relevant experience
  • Please attach a CV

Company Details

Vertex is a fast-paced and dynamic start-up environment. Our team consists of ~10 full-time members all from different parts of the world. We are fully remote and have no set hours - meaning you can work on your own schedule, as long as you get the work done.

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