Senior Backend Engineer

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Job Description

Risk Labs is the foundation and core team behind UMA, and some top tier products built with it such as oSnap, Oval, and the Across protocol . The Risk Labs team, operates as one cohesive (amazing!) culture, but focuses on two core protocols, UMA and Across. UMA and Across are decentralized protocols governed by community members across the globe in DAOs, and are supported by Risk Labs Foundation. UMA’s optimistic oracle (OO) can record any verifiable truth or data onto a blockchain. Across is leading the future of interoperability with its frontier intents based architecture.

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join the Across protocol team. You’d be working alongside top tier engineering talent, world class data driven product development, and a team motivated to be hugely impactful for the exciting interoperable future that we’re racing towards. You’re a person who loves optimizing and building at the intersection of technology, finance, and data.


  • Building backend services: Build highly available backend systems, both serverless and persistent. These systems should have a high degree of correctness, efficiency, and anti-fragility.
  • Indexing complex onchain data: Design systems that index complex onchain data for ease of use and speedy access. Gas efficient protocols rely on indexing to keep user experiences snappy and pleasant.
  • Data engineering: Design and develop large-scale data pipelines to drive our understanding of our users and our protocol’s real-world performance.
  • Building bots and smart contracts: Build bots and other services whose primary role is to monitor smart contracts and send transactions. You will be responsible for building infrastructure that is responsible for company and user funds.
  • Code review and mentorship: Write code in a highly collaborative open source ecosystem. As much of your day will be spent reviewing and designing code as it will be writing new code. We take pride in writing clean code.


  • 4+ years full-time experience in Software Engineering at a software, financial services or related technology organization
  • 2+years of experience with blockchain-based projects (hackathons or personal projects as well)
  • Experience with databases, networking, and data pipelines is strongly preferred
  • Outstanding critical thinking skills; low ego, high curiosity and comfort in being wrong
  • Deep interest in software; desire to understand the why and the how of everything you work on
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tech and write secure and clean code
  • Passion for blockchain technology, cryptonomic protocol design, game theory, and decentralized finance
  • Growth mindset; a desire to learn from and mentor those around you
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, especially written

Compensation & Package

  • Pay packages include competitive salaries & meaningful token options.
  • Salaries for this role range from $100-200k (USD), and your token allocation can grow with your voting rewards while you participate in the growing ecosystem.
  • Will pay in stablecoins or fiat
  • Philosophies for a culture that show we care: Take vacation when you need it, family care, training and development (just to name a few)
  • 100% remote, which means we encourage you to create the work environment that you thrive in
  • At least two team wide offsites a year


Job Summary

Remote (GMT -5 to +5) Location

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