Forward Deployed Software Engineer

ETHGlobal is growing the most valuable developer community in web3. We're a small team and we’re looking for passionate engineers to join us. We’re building products and protocols for developers to help them learn smart contract development, creating new infrastructure, and managing payments at scale. We work closely with organizations like the Ethereum Foundation, Optimism, Base, IPFS, Uniswap, Polygon, Hack the North and more.

As the usage of blockchain technology grows, the world is going to need more talented engineers, designers, and product leaders to build the future that blockchain technology is promising. We work with exactly these kinds of people every single day through the products we organize for our community. By focusing on this community, we think we can accelerate the transition to enabling more open, decentralized, and fundamentally ground-breaking systems.

If you’re curious about web3 & crypto you can have a major impact on how fellow developers learn and grow in this industry! You would be a successful candidate if you are self-motivated, have a sense of urgency, like getting things done, and are committed to learning more about engineering and the exciting world of web3.

What you’ll do

  • Work on the Engineering team, collaborating closely with Partnerships, Marketing, and Leadership teams to build new ETHGlobal products and solve ambiguous problems.

  • Plan, lead and implement small to medium projects independently, and large projects collaboratively, working across the stack.

  • Build member facing experiences on and internal tools that powers Events and grows our community of 75,000+ developers.

  • Build new learning experiences on Guides – which helps anyone start learning development for web3.

  • Building experiences around integrating web3 wallets and protocols

  • Build high quality, functional UI elements, with an eye towards design detail, performance and accessibility.

  • Contribute to infrastructure to test, deploy and run systems that power ETHGlobal products.

  • Share knowledge with and mentor teammates, continually raising the technical bar of the team.

  • Join a fast-paced, early-stage organization, where you can have a direct impact on the organization’s objectives and ship things to prod which are used by people from 100+ countries

Who we’re looking for

  • Have 2-3+ years of experience building software systems & products.

  • You're interested in travelling to different cities around the world where we do events, and providing critical technical support.

  • Experience working across the backend and frontend stack.

  • Experience working with TypeScript, Node, Express, Apollo, GraphQL, and relational databases (MySQL / Postgres) on the backend.

  • Experience working with TypeScript, React, Tailwind and GraphQL on the frontend.

  • Familiarity with Vercel and Google Cloud Compute.

  • Familiarity with Prisma and typed GraphQL tools such as TypeGraphQL, Pothos, or Nexus is a plus.

  • You reduce complex problems into simple solutions that scale well.

  • You care about crafting high-quality product experiences & pay attention to design & detail.

  • You have excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues.

  • You're excited about difficult challenges and getting things done from start to finish.

  • You’re a self-motivated learner – take initiative to learn the unknown & share new understanding for yourself and your peers.

  • You believe shipped is better than perfect – ship early and often.

  • You thrive on feedback from your peers and are constantly looking to improve.

You’re interested in

  • A full-time position

  • A fully remote work environment with lots of synchronous communication

  • All things at the cutting edge of web3

  • Travelling to international locations for physical weekend hackathons (e.g., Tokyo, Paris, Mexico City, Istanbul, San Francisco, Cape Town, or other major cities across the world)

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary (option to be paid in cryptocurrency)

  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your dependents (vision, dental, etc.)

  • Flexible vacation and remote work policy

  • Stipends for home office improvements, meals and additional remote-work benefits

At ETHGlobal, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns.

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