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Senior Software Engineer

lead building features into ShapeShift DAO’s products

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12 months ago

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role overview

ShapeShift DAO is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the Engineering Workstream as a full-time contributor. In this role, you would lead efforts to design and build features into ShapeShift DAO’s products. The Senior Software Engineer will be working in a number of code repositories, primarily in TypeScript. DAO Engineers work in small, cross-functional teams, and experience a lot of variety, while still having the opportunity to develop expertise in areas of interest. The ideal candidate will thrive in finding leadership opportunities in an open-source development environment where engineers find creative solutions inside of a standards framework. Standards are constantly iterated on as the crypto-currency environment is in a high state of flux, and development best practices evolve. DAO Senior Engineers also take point with our open source community contributors and act as ambassadors to uphold our engineering standards. This position offers a unique opportunity to build the next generation of crypto tools for customer financial sovereignty.


  • taking technical lead roles with a small team within the larger DAO to build new features
  • leading the break down of work into discrete, independently release-able stories
  • writing clean, maintainable code with unit tests
  • tracking work in engineering-wide workflow (Github Issues)
  • producing responsive cross-platform features
  • following enterprise-wide coding and architecture standards. Develop and improve standards.
  • proactively adding documentation to help others
  • can be counted on for on-call tier-2 issue resolution


  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • minimum of seven years of full stack engineering experience
  • experience with modern JavaScript-based frameworks. We are particularly looking for React + Redux / NodeJS
  • solid intuition for REST API design
  • solid understanding of databases
  • proficiency building web backends in Python and/or Node.js and/or Go
  • experience with source control, preferably Git
  • knowledge of NoSQL, ES6/7, babel, redux, AWS
  • understand microservices architecture
  • understand networking basics and how different software systems communicate
  • can troubleshoot issues across systems independently
  • understand scalability challenges and solutions
  • adept in communicating and discussing requirements and timelines with business stakeholders
  • passion for innovation
  • desire to continuously learn, problem-solve and acquire new skills with cutting-edge technology
  • desire for success as an individual, as a team, and as a company
  • most importantly, a strong sense of responsibility, ownership, and character

bonus points

  • experience with cryptocurrency and blockchain (address generation, transaction construction, use cases, software daemons, wallet infrastructure and anything related to this evolving field)
  • any experience or understanding using Ethereum or other Smart Contract based systems (familiarity with Solidity is a big plus)
  • familiarity with financial markets and terminology, exchange platforms, and matching engines
  • adept using Agile process driven development

culture & perks

  • competitive compensation, paid in USDC (the portion in FOX if desired)
  • FOX token monthly compensation in addition to base pay
  • partnership with Opolis for payroll and benefits (this is managed by you, and we can help you get going)

about us

ShapeShift is a borderless, cross-chain crypto trading platform and portfolio manager for user self-sovereignty.

ShapeShift DAO is actively building a powerful community around the open-source, self-custody, multi-chain, multi-protocol crypto platform for the world. Working for the DAO means you will enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere in the world among a group of peers who are empowered to innovate at the forefront of blockchain technology.


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ShapeShift is a borderless, cross-chain crypto trading platform and portfolio manager for user self-sovereignty.