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Senior Software Engineer

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$160k - $180k






  • Mission/Vision: Drive adoption and understanding in the financial systems of the future by working on decentralized systems and novel financial mechanisms.

  • Key Responsibilities: Automate and scale simulation models, develop scalable ETL pipelines, create SDKs interfacing with simulation engines, implement algorithms for risk management and other predictive models.

  • Growth Opportunities: Engage in cutting-edge DeFi research, technical leadership opportunities, exposure to scalable data platform building, and work directly with clients on business needs.


Gauntlet leads the field in quantitative research and optimization of DeFi economics. We manage market risk, optimize growth, and ensure economic safety for protocols facilitating the majority of trading, borrowing, and lending activity across all of DeFi, protecting and optimizing the largest protocols and networks in the industry. As of January 2024 Gauntlet manages risk and incentives covering over $13 billion in customer TVL.

Gauntlet continually publishes cutting-edge research that informs our risk models, alerts, and analysis, and is the most cited institution — including academic institutions — in terms of peer-reviewed papers addressing DeFi as a subject. We’re a Series B company with around 60 employees, operating remote-first with a home base in New York City.

Gauntlet’s mission is to drive adoption and understanding in the financial systems of the future. Building with decentralized systems creates novel challenges for mechanism designers, smart contract developers, and end-users of financial products, which are not seen in traditional software development and investing contexts. Gauntlet is dedicated to enhancing our industry’s understanding of this new domain, and revealing how to safely navigate the true bleeding edge of 21st century financial innovation.


  • Use Python System Development Kit (SDK) to automate and scale simulation models for deployment on cloud infrastructure.

  • Develop scalable Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) pipelines for analyzing public blockchain data and simulation results.

  • Design and implement a Python SDK that interfaces with Gauntlet’s C++ simulation engine.

  • Implement algorithms related to monetary transaction evaluation, risk management, income verification, and other predictive models.

  • Work directly with Gauntlet customers to create simulation models that fulfill clients’ business needs.

  • Build static analysis tools and agent-based simulations for smart contracts using Python, Rust & C++.

  • Provide technical solutions to scaling backend systems, databases, and infrastructure that can scale to deployment on our platform using Python & Google Cloud Platform.

  • Develop and enhance existing software systems, applications, and infrastructure to support the scaling of our platform to run all of our products using performance analysis with Python, Rust & C++.

  • Act as technical lead to create new technology solutions for scaling our developer tools, perform health checks of our application APIs, and ensure our platform's core data sets are standardized and accurate.

  • Ensure our Google Kubernetes engine orchestrates production-level code well.

  • Eligible to work remotely within the continental United States 100% of time.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Physics, or closely related

  • field.

  • Minimum 2 years using Python, Rust, or C++ to develop software systems, applications and infrastructure.

  • Min 1-year using cloud infrastructure tools for scaling infrastructure.

  • Min 1 year scaling backend systems using Python to be cost efficient & perform reliable batch or streaming computations.

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in the crypto industry is a big plus but not required.

  • Enthusiasm for the space, especially DeFi, is very much desired.

  • Background in smart contract development (e.g., Solidity) or contributions to the DeFi community through research or open-source projects.

  • Experience with building data platforms at scale

Benefits and Perks

  • Remote first - work from anywhere in the US & CAN!

  • Regular in-person company retreats and cross-country "office visit" perk

  • 100% paid medical, dental and vision premiums for employees

  • Laptop, monitor, keyboard and mouse setup provided

  • $1,000 WFH stipend

  • Monthly reimbursement for home internet, phone, and cellular data

  • Unlimited vacation

  • 100% paid parental leave of 12 weeks

  • Fertility benefits

  • Opportunity for incentive compensation

Please note at this time our hiring is reserved for potential employees who are able to work within the contiguous United States and Canada. Should you need alternative accommodations, please note that in your application.

The national pay range for this role is $160,000 - $180,000 base plus additional On Target Earnings potential by level and equity in the company. Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for a company of our size and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide. Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skill set, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.


Please apply on company website or email resume to  with the subject line: Sr. Software Engineer (426774)


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