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The mission of Trust Machines is to grow the Bitcoin economy. We’ve recently raised $150M to realize this vision, build Bitcoin apps, and the open-source technologies required to unleash the true potential of Bitcoin for DeFi and Decentralized Applications.

Zest Protocol is on a mission to expand the Bitcoin economy by building the first on-chain Bitcoin capital markets. We’re building a Bitcoin lending protocol that enables Bitcoin liquidity providers to earn Bitcoin yield through professionally managed lending pools. Zest pools lend to the most credit-worthy participants in the Bitcoin economy, allowing them to borrow against their future earnings and thus growing the Bitcoin economy.

We are a remote friendly-company — with our headquarters in New York and a strong commitment to ensuring people can do great work here and thrive without having to live near an office. This role is open to candidates across the world.

About the Opportunity

We’re looking to work with a full-stack developer in our remote team who can help us scale Zest Protocol’s infrastructure. Zest Protocol interacts with both stacks and bitcoin blockchains. The ideal candidate has deep JS experience. As our first full-stack engineer, you’ll be responsible for co-designing and implementing the backend and frontend infrastructure foundation for Zest Protocol.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design backend systems that allow Zest Protocol to scale effectively, includes:
    • Managing APIs
    • Managing websocket connections
    • Managing and serving cached data from the blockchain to provide better UX
  • Inform decisions on how to scale up and host the application
  • Make architecture decisions for the off-chain infrastructure that improve speed and reliability of our services
  • Implement features and components designed by designer, includes:
    • Creating React components and integrating them into Next.js
    • Making effective decisions for managing state, global state, session state

What We’re Looking For:

  • 4+ years of experience full-stack development
  • Demonstrable experience of full stack development, with both frontend and backend work on a team with engineers and designers
  • Expert in JavaScript, Typescript, Node.js, git & command-line environment
  • Experience in React, Next.js
  • Experience with hosting backend services on various cloud providers (GCP/AWS/Vercel)
  • Experience with frontend testing techniques
  • Experience with CI/CD tools
  • Proven architectural design skills for creating efficient code patterns that are optimized for both speed and performance
  • Basic knowledge of how smart contracts & web wallets work
  • Experience working in a high execution environment

We’d Also Like to See:

  • Love for Bitcoin and crypto
  • Self-motivated & experience in working with small teams
  • Attitude of humbleness towards technology and the risks of creating problems from trying to solve problems too early
  • Experience building applications that interact with blockchains

We’d love to hear from you even if you don’t have experience or interest in every bullet. There’s no perfect candidate and we want to find the right fit, even if it’s different than we imagine. We especially would like to meet underrepresented/underestimated candidates.

Why Zest Protocol:

  • Experienced founding team; founded multiple startups and one exit
  • Fully funded and backed by Trust Machines, our parent company
  • Flexibility to work from anywhere

What we’ll offer:

  • Competitive NYC based Salary (regardless of location, benchmarked annually) + equity/token
  • Open Vacation Policy, take the days you need
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Your choice of technical setup and equipment

Please note that benefits vary by country, the ones shown above are for our full time U.S. based employees. Benefit information for non-US based positions will be provided to individuals who interview for those roles.

Trust Machines is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and deeply cares about building a diverse team. Trust Machines is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.

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$90K – $180K
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