Overview

Origin Protocol

Origin Protocol’s mission is bringing NFTs and Defi to the masses and reaching the next 100M users in crypto.

Our flagship products are Origin Story (www.story.xyz), the NFT platform that has powered multiple record-breaking NFT sales, and OUSD (www.ousd.com), the first stablecoin that earns yield automatically while in users’ wallets. Our NFT platform token, OGN, is traded globally on Coinbase, Binance, Huobi, and other exchanges (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/origin-protocol/). Our OUSD governance token, OGV, will launch soon and be immediately tradable on additional top exchanges.

We’re looking for a senior Solidity engineer to contribute to the development efforts of our smart contracts. The ideal candidate would also have a strong security background.

Role

We are looking for a senior engineer that has had 2+ years writing Solidity smart contracts. The ideal candidate will have deployed smart contracts for DeFi, NFT, and/or governance contracts and gone through several successful audits with auditing firms. Attention to security is paramount.

Origin has a stacked engineering team. At Origin, you will have the chance to work alongside and learn from startup legends like Yu Pan, who was one of the founders of PayPal and the first engineer at YouTube. You will also work closely with our founders (both developers) and other early engineers to architect and build out the Origin platform.

Our platform is fully open-sourced and built on decentralized technologies (Ethereum, IPFS). Your work will be integral in changing the way that buyers and sellers interact on the blockchain.

As an early engineer, you will also be integral in setting both company and engineering culture and processes. You will help us evangelize the Origin mission and technology.

This is a remote position. We are a fully distributed organization, with team members across the globe.

Requirements

  • 5+ years in software engineering
  • A track-record and proven experience as a Solidity engineer
  • Deep knowledge of smart contracts security is highly desirable
  • Experience in DeFi is a strong plus
  • Experience in Javascript is preferred
  • Bonus points for significant contributions to open-source project(s)
  • Strong communication skills are particularly important as we are a fully distributed team
  • Experience as a tech lead in previous roles a strong plus

How to apply

Origin has an nonconventional application process. As an open-source project with hundreds of contributors, we hire almost exclusively from the open-source community.

There are no white-board interviews. Instead, we ask interested candidates to send us links to their open-source Solidity contributions. Alternatively, share your resume with us (make sure to provide details on your Solidity experience).

We also strongly encourage candidates to join our Discord to say hi and get themselves familiarized with our projects and community. As a bonus point, pick an issue from our public GitHub and send us a Pull-Request! We’ll be there to guide you throughout the process.

Compensation and benefits

You will be paid a competitive salary and a cryptocurrency grant of Origin Tokens (OGN) and Origin Dollar Governance (OGV). We offer health, dental, and vision insurance.

Other details

Origin is a well-funded decentralized crypto project, raising over $38M from Pantera Capital, Foundation Capital, Spartan Group, BlockTower Capital, HackVC, Sora, 1kx, and other top crypto venture firms. Our angels include Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit), and Garry Tan (managing partner of Initialized Capital).

The core team of ~30 includes a PayPal founder, 1st YouTube employee, and product and engineering managers/leads from Google, Dropbox, Palo Alto Networks, Pinterest, Coinbase, and other iconic companies.

The Origin community includes hundreds of thousands of community members and hundreds of open-source contributors. On the NFT front, we count Paris Hilton as an investor and advisor. We’ve worked with top crypto and mainstream talent, including Trevor Jones, Alotta Money, KSHMR, Don Diablo, Inspiration4/SpaceX, 3LAU, and Jake Paul. Several new startups are building on top of OUSD, and it is integrated widely across DeFi.

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