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Lead Smart Contract Engineer, Rust

Recruiting From Scratch
Elk Grove, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Who is Recruiting from Scratch: 
Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more. 
If you are a fit, the team will reach out to you about this role or any others that may be a fit for our clients.
Our Client
Our client is a leader in the blockchain space, recently launching their Flow blockchain.Founded in 2018, Our client uses blockchain technology to bring new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world. They are at an inflection point in our journey and it might be the perfect time for you to join us. Less than 6 months ago we launched NBA Top Shot on the new Flow blockchain and it's already on track to be the fastest-growing marketplace in history. Our client is now profitable and ready to invest in building out the ecosystem so that everyone can benefit.

They are the world's first blockchain entertainment company. They are the creators of industry-leading experiences including CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, as well as Dapper Wallet, the simplest way to manage your assets and use the blockchain. They are also the original developers behind Flow, a new decentralized blockchain designed from the ground up for scalability and ease of use.

Our client's mission is to make the world a more open, empowering, and enjoyable place through consumer adoption of decentralized technologies. They have raised over $350M from leading VCs including Fred Wilson (USV) and Chris Dixon as well as Venrock, Samsung, Google Ventures, Coatue, NBA players, and global artists, among others. Some of their partners include the NBA and NBPA, the NFL-PA, Ubisoft, Warner Music, Turner, Dr. Seuss, Genies, and the UFC, as well as 100+ others.

The Role

Smart contracts are simply autonomous software that can live forever and run in the open, without the need for maintenance or servers.

The most popular smart contract language until now has been Solidity, but wow it's a mess.

That's why we created Cadence, the world's first high level resource-oriented programming language. Cadence makes smart contract development easier, faster, and safer – with far less scope for errors and a super simple syntax that looks like Swift or Rust but is built from the ground up for smart contracts, NFTs, and decentralized apps.

We are looking to hire several detail-oriented backend engineers who are excited about learning smart contract development through the lens of Cadence specifically – we'll take care of onboarding and giving you a crash course of what makes blockchain development different.


You’ll work directly with the team defining the Cadence smart contract programming language, and contribute directly to the dapps that will bring blockchain into the mainstream. The projects in our pipeline range from the low-level “service contracts” that manage Flow’s proof-of-stake bonding mechanisms, all the way up to defi “building blocks” like DEXs and consumer-facing software like NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties 2.0. You must have an open mind, a collaborative spirit, and a willingness to question the status quo whenever it gets in the way of a better world.


All of us at Dapper Labs share a common vision: to create the future we want to live in. We need more people like you to help us realize that vision.

About You
  • Appreciate the power and limitations of immutable smart contract code.
  • Believe that the readability of code is a critical part of the blockchain user experience.
  • Contribute and enforce best practices throughout the development process.
  • Comfortable trying out new tools, failing fast, and handling “unknown unknowns”.
  • Adamant about automated testing, with expansive coverage.
  • Energized by the challenge and opportunity of working with new languages and programming paradigms.
Bonus Points
  • Developed a widely-used smart contract.
  • A working understanding of one or more of Solidity, Rust, Move, or Cadence.
  • Significant contributions or leadership of an open source project.

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