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Senior Software Engineer - Special Projects

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Posted 4 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$148k - $195k





  • Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future with transparency at its core.

  • As a Senior Software Engineer, you will lead the technical development of USDC smart contracts across multiple blockchain protocols.

  • Opportunities for professional growth in blockchain, smart contract development, and security practices.


What you’ll be responsible for:

We’re looking for a highly skilled and experienced smart contract engineer to join our USDC Smart Contract team at Circle.  As a Senior/Staff Software Engineer on the team, you will lead the team technically to build and scale smart contracts for USDC across multiple blockchain protocols (e.g., Ethereum, Solana, Cosmos, etc.).

What you'll work on:

  • Architect, code, test, and deploy smart contracts to ensure secure and seamless transactions.

  • Enhance existing smart contracts to improve developer velocity, safety, and overall efficiency.

  • Implement security best practices and performance optimization techniques.

  • Conduct risk assessments related to smart contract development on different blockchain platforms, identifying potential vulnerabilities and implementing mitigation strategies to enhance security and resilience.

What you'll bring to Circle (not all required):

Senior Software Engineer (III)

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience (including internships).

  • 2+ years of proven experience in smart contract development on blockchain platforms.

  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used for non-EVM smart contracts such as Rust, Go, or others.

  • Proven experience in at least one prominent non-EVM blockchain ecosystem such as Cosmos or Solana.

  • Demonstrated expertise in architecting, coding, testing, and deploying secure and efficient smart contracts.

  • Strong focus on security best practices and experience in implementing security measures in smart contract development.

  • Stay updated on the latest trends, tools, and technologies in blockchain development to drive innovation.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a proactive and data-driven analytical approach to overcoming challenges in smart contract development.

  • Demonstrated capability to independently conduct research to resolve complex issues, devise innovative solutions.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Senior Software Engineer (III)

Base Pay Range: $147,500 - $195,000

Annual Bonus Target: 12.5%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.


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