Firefly is a decentralized, orderbook-based exchange for financial products. We are looking to recruit in our Toronto and New York City offices with the option to be partially or fully remote depending on the position. You will be joining an experienced team at an early stage to develop infrastructure that will help bring millions to DeFi.

About Firefly

  • We’re building cutting-edge, decentralized exchange infrastructure in our vision to advance derivatives trading, the largest market by trading volume
  • Firefly is partnered with the industry’s leading market makers and has raised a 22.8 million fund to build a hyper liquid, powerful and secure exchange
  • Firefly is backed by Polychain Capital, Three Arrows Capital, Cumberland DRW and many other leading investors

Our Culture

We are a team of doers that trust each other and value kindness. Our shared passion for learning and relentless drive to make everything better bring us together. We love what we do and are constantly trying new things with a bias to action and healthy debate. Although we’re a remote-first team, we love to work together just as much and offer multiple co-location hubs throughout the year.

Why others are attracted to this position

  1. The Driver’s Seat: this role gives substantial ownership in the development of our core product. We trust you to make important decisions that affect product performance and impact overall product strategy
  2. Rapid Growth: you would be part of a fast scaling team building the next generation of financial infrastructure. You would have an accelerated path to leadership solving the most novel problems in the industry
  3. Optional Firefly Hubs: you have the option to work alongside other team members in a city that the team chooses for 3 months. In the past, we’ve worked together out of Toronto and London
  4. Holistic Development: it’s not only about getting work done at Firefly. We care about each team member’s overall development goals and go beyond just regular training and coaching - whether that’s assistance in opening an animal shelter or organizing personalized music lessons

What you will do

  • Build and manage a talented and passionate engineering team and direct the development of the Firefly protocol and peripheral infrastructure
  • Own execution and delivery on your engineering team, ensuring that they are able to deliver quality projects at a fast pace
  • Be a steward of the engineering culture at Firefly, coaching and mentoring engineers and participating in code & architectural reviews
  • Work with the founders on executing high level engineering priorities and technical roadmap

What you will bring

  • 1+ years of direct management experience
  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Excitement to work at a fast-paced startup
  • Ability to define, forecast and document metrics for engineering excellence and designing processes to deliver
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and execute across multiple, often time-sensitive initiatives
  • Excitement to work at a fast-paced startup building software that will process a few hundred million dollars of trade volume each day, across dozens of markets and thousands of traders

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Employee-friendly equity terms (early exercise, extended exercise)
  • Annual ski trips, events, and travel
  • Company paid co-working space/desk at an office
  • Company paid lunch and coffee during work days
  • Work remotely or any of the Firefly Hubs
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance in US (stipend if remote)
  • Take as much time off as you need to be productive
  • Parental leave
  • Stipend to set up your home office (4k display, desk, chair etc.)
  • Latest productivity software like Notion and Linear

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