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Full-Stack Engineer



Software Engineering · Full-time, Contractor
New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Orca’s mission is to become the leading provider of financial primitives on Solana. Orca sees a future where a meaningful percentage of the world’s financial transactions is powered by CLAMMs and other Decentralized Finance (DeFi) products. Orca’s looking to add another senior software engineer to accelerate our progress towards that vision.

As a team of senior engineers, Orca’s contributors are comfortable working around the stack but tend to be experts in a particular area. Orca is looking for a like-minded generalist who can specialize in building out its backend services and infrastructure.

What you’ll do

  • Work with designers to build delightful user-facing products.
  • Improve site speed, performance, and reliability.
  • Design and build performant APIs that power Orca’s applications, on-chain analytics, and other projects within the Solana ecosystem.
  • Maintain tooling and best practices for testing, package management, and CI/CD.

What you’ll bring

  • Proven track record: You’ve worked on performant, user-facing features at scale, ideally in finance or adjacent industry.
  • Balanced mindset: You’re comfortable working independently in an async environment, but also enjoy coming together to collaborate as a team. You’re passionate about certain technologies and patterns, but also recognize there are trade-offs in different scenarios. You don’t see everything in absolutes, and identify the underlying dimensions to make decisions.
  • Excellent communicator: You articulate your thoughts and ideas clearly—and pass the mic to empower others to be heard.
  • Interest in DeFi: Whether you’re completely new to DeFi or an accomplished degen, you’re excited to create a more decentralized, equitable financial system.

What Orca’s offers

  • Opportunity to learn and develop Solana DeFi.
  • Competitive compensation and ORCA token allocation.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Budget for a new computer or other work equipment.
  • Reimbursement for working from an office or café.
  • Option to work remotely or from Orca’s office in New York City.
  • Paid subscriptions to GitHub Copilot, ChatGPT, or other tools that make you more productive.

Orca’s stack

  • UI built with Next.js, TypeScript, and Tailwind CSS, deployed to Vercel.
  • Backend services built in NodeJS/Rust, backed by PostgreSQL.
  • React Query and Zustand to fetch and manage app state.
  • Solana smart contracts written in Rust using Anchor.
  • AWS Copilot to deploy servers and Docker to develop in a stable environment.
  • Migrating away from Create React App and MongoDB.
  • GitHub, Linear, Notion, Slack.

To apply:

Submit an application to, and include the following:

  • CV or LinkedIn profile
  • When you'd be able to start
  • Short description of your background in DeFi and interest in Solana / Orca
  • Code samples, example project, or portfolio of past work if available
  • One interest / hobby you love to geek out about, so the rest of the Orca pod can get to know you!





Orca is an equal opportunity employer.

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