Principal Engineer

DeFi on NEAR Protocol

Location: Remote


Proximity Labs is a research firm focused on the NEAR ecosystem. The team works closely with many projects building on NEAR, provides grants, and creates open-source software benefiting the NEAR ecosystem.

We are looking for a Principal Engineer to join the team. You’d be working alongside industry’s elite (including NEAR OGs) on a mission to build the discovery layer of Web 3.0. 

This position is well-suited for an individual who excels in a diverse skill set environment and possesses a fervor for end-to-end design, development, and implementation, coupled with a strong commitment to quality control. A strategist adept at optimizing product builds for superior outcomes and scaling solutions across multiple mandates.

What you'll do:

  • Development of open source software, from the design stage all the way to production ready implementations

  • Provide in-depth feedback on strategy, roadmap, and other product topics

  • Provide feedback on the “What”, own the “How”

  • Ensure technical quality, scalability and security of the code we write

  • Drive system architectural decisions

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure the software we develop provide positive user experience and meet all business and legal constraints

Skills and qualifications:

  • 8+ years of professional software development experience. 

  • Successful experience designing, building, and scaling production services, components, and infrastructure.

  • Extensive experience in Web3 development, blockchain technologies, and decentralized application architecture.

  • Proficiency in languages commonly used in the blockchain space (e.g., Solidity, Rust, Go).

  • Strong understanding of cryptography and security principles in the context of blockchain.

  • Proven experience leading and mentoring development teams

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tech quickly and write secure and high quality code

  • Proven ability in spearheading development, showcasing an exceptional ability to innovate and drive progress

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where ambiguity is the norm

  • Proactive, highly ethical and have an ownership mentality 

  • Passion for all things Web3 / crypto, mindful, kind, and always curious