DeFi Lending Founding Tech Lead / Core Contributor

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.

Job Description

About the Opportunity

Trust Machines is incubating a DeFi Lending app, and we’re looking for a Lead Engineer to join our remote-first team as the first dedicated Lending engineer. The Lending app is building the bleeding edge of Bitcoin DeFi, using novel smart contracting functionality on Bitcoin to deliver a 10x improvement on existing DeFi lending. This role will be critical in determining vision and direction, advising on and implementing technical design, and working with the team to develop a robust and long-term product. The ideal candidate has start-up experience, is passionate about building amazing consumer apps, and is hungry to build the next big Web3 app.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with our core engineering team to architect a secure, decentralized, and highly-functional web3 lending app
  • Transition codebase from external engineering team, bringing development in-house and setting up operational processes for our new internal team
  • Partner with GM to build a team of dedicated engineers for Lending, while also collaborating with the broader Trust Machines engineering team
  • Help define the vision and direction for Lending and DeFi at Trust Machines
  • Own Lending product development, from ideation and design through deployment and operation
  • Design, develop, and deploy smart contracts and decentralized applications on various blockchain platforms, writing clean, efficient, and maintainable code
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with various TM teams including core engineering, product design, UX, and business development

What we're looking for:

  • A passion for Bitcoin, DeFi, and crypto
  • Self-motivation and self-management
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a focus on discovering solutions instead of identifying roadblocks
  • Hands-on experience with smart contract blockchains platforms like Ethereum (EVM), Cosmos, Solana, Stacks, or WebAssembly virtual machines
  • Fluency in Solidity or another smart contract language
  • Proven experience as a Blockchain Developer or similar role, with a strong understanding of blockchain concepts, consensus algorithms, and cryptographic principles
  • Familiarity with smart contract development tools and frameworks (e.g., Truffle, Remix, Web3.js)
  • 5+ years of work experience in software development, ideally including work in a consumer-facing fintech startup or defi protocol

Nice to haves:

  • Fluency in Rust
  • Experience in the end-to-end full-stack development and/or launch of a Web3 DeFi protocol
  • Experience at a startup as an early engineer, even better if you’ve tried to launch your own
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Familiarity with scripting languages for handling and analyzing large datasets (ex: Python using using libraries like Pandas and NumPy)

What we’ll offer:

  • Remote-first work environment (with home office subsidy)
  • Competitive NYC based Salary (regardless of location, benchmarked annually)
    • $150,000 - $215,000
  • Equity in Trust Machines
  • Participation in future protocol incentives
  • Open Vacation Policy, take the days you need
  • Health Benefits
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Your choice of technical setup and equipment
  • Awesome coworkers and a fun, collaborative environment

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150,000 - 215,000 USD / year
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