Firefly is a decentralized, orderbook-based exchange for financial products. 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, Susquehanna, Cumberland DRW, Alliance 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 are others attracted to this position?

  1. The Driver’s Seat: this role gives substantial ownership in developing our core product. We trust you to make important decisions that affect product performance and impact overall product strategy.
  2. Rapid Growth: you will 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 three 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 will you do

  • Lead our infrastructure team to ensure Firefly is a scalable, highly reliable system with minimal downtime
  • Automate anything and everything you can get your hands on - employ Infrastructure-as-Code best practices to create production-like environments for a streamlined internal developer experience
  • Assist engineering teams with the configuration and deployment of their AWS infrastructure (accounts, identity and access management, network architecture, application security, observability, cost optimization)
  • Scale and maintain our CI/CD processes that promote faster, more reliable deployments to enable our engineering teams to achieve higher velocity
  • Ensure we have full visibility on the health and performance of our systems and create disaster recovery drills and run-books to prepare the team to respond to a variety of incidents
  • Participate in design, threat modeling, and security reviews to ensure the resiliency of the protocol

What will you bring

  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud enablement technologies (e.g., Terraform or CloudFormation) in a consumer-facing, production-grade environment
  • A strong belief in automating infrastructure management, CI/CD pipelines, and deployments
  • Deep understanding of containerization, artifact repository, and orchestration technologies (such as Kubernetes, Docker, and Helm)
  • Experience using observability tools (eg. DataDog) to build in-depth monitoring and alarming systems that accurately tell the story of how a system functions, fails, and restarts
  • Expertise with scalable and secure networking technologies such as Load Balancers, Firewalls, VPCs, and other web standards (REST APIs, web security mechanisms)
  • You take a data-driven approach to optimization - tackling the highest impact improvements first based on benchmarking of existing systems and processes
  • You thrive in ambiguity; complex and fuzzy requirements are more common than clearly defined customer expectations
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills. You understand the importance of good technical documentation and well-structured design proposals.

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 workdays
  • Work remotely or any of the Firefly Hubs for three months
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance in the 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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