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Senior Backend Developer

Mars Protocol Foundation

Remote (Europe preferred)

Mars Protocol Foundation is a not-for-profit research and development firm dedicated to building and advancing credit protocol primitives in the growing digital asset market. Over the last three years we have built up a team of passionate degens, ex-financers, researchers, developers, quantitative analysts and designers. Our team is dispersed over Asia, Europe and South America working in a remote-first environment. We also regularly get together for in-person events which help us to align and strategise our focus. Previously incubated as part of Delphi Labs and the larger Delphi Digital group, Mars Protocol Foundation has been formed to focus exclusively on credit primitives R&D going forward. At Mars Protocol Foundation, we believe in DeFi and the improvements it can bring towards more transparent, efficient and available financial systems. Our goal is to continue to drive the crypto asset space forward through our R&D contribution. If this sounds like what you want to spend day and night thinking about, we’d love to chat.

Job Description

One of the mission critical components of Mars Protocol is the keeper bot services that run automation tasks such as liquidations, delayed order executions, and oracle price updates. Mars Protocol Foundation is looking for an experienced backend developer who can come in and take ownership of our keeper bots and take them to the next level. This role would suit someone with 3+ years of backend development experience with Javascript/Typescript and Rust, and someone who can work independently yet maintain a strong sense of accountability in a fast-growth startup-like environment.


* Enhance and maintain a liquidation bot system to handle larger amounts of user load as the protocol grows * Build and maintain new bots that will enable delayed order execution, mitigating oracle frontrunning in Mars Protocol’s oracle perps implementation, and enabling advanced order types such as limit orders in both margin trading and perps implementations. * Build and maintain services for indexing and storing blockchain data, primarily an API that exposes account health information to enable community liquidations to take place.


* 3+ years prior professional experience in backend development roles * Highly proficient with Typescript, Javascript, Rust * Good understanding of key design principles * Good understanding of DeFi / crypto-financial primitives and the web3 landscape * (Preferred) Experience building/tinkering with CosmWasm smart contracts * (Preferred) Experience building APIs for cryptocurrency projects * (Preferred) Understanding of cloud-native technologies * (Preferred) Experience in infra as code tooling such as Terraform

Compensation and Benefits

* Compensation: You’ll have a competitive salary + token upside * Impact: You’ll work with some of the smartest people in the space and play a pivotal role in influencing the way some of the most popular crypto applications are built. * Learning: You’ll benefit from the cumulative knowledgebase of Mars Protocol Foundation and Delphi’s 60+ person team, their portfolio companies and extended network. The only limit to your rate of learning will be your own initiative. * Uncapped potential: Mars Protocol Foundation is constantly growing and you’ll have the ability to take on as much responsibility as you want, progressing with the organisation. * Autonomy: While there are certain fixed responsibilities, you’ll be able to dictate how you spend your time based on where your interests lie. * Flexible schedule: You’ll be able to work remotely and manage your own time. As long as your core responsibilities are met, your schedule is what you make of it. We strongly believe a proper balance between work and free time allows for creativity and innovation to thrive. * Intellectual Freedom: You’ll have freedom to develop novel models and frameworks for innovative financial products and turn ideas, theories and research into implementations with real impact.

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