Paradex Overview

  • Paradex is a high-performance decentralized exchange (DEX) developed on a Layer 2 (L2) solution specially designed for derivatives trading. Our platform is distinguished by its:
    • Blazing fast order execution (<50ms)
    • Deep liquidity, often a challenge in the DEFI sector, powered by the largest institutional liquidity network in crypto (Paradigm)
    • Supercharged capital efficiency through an innovative on-chain risk engine designed with a unified framework for both cross and portfolio margining, extensible to any asset
    • Infrastructure built on Starknet’s first Appchain, purpose built to handle high-throughput derivatives transactions
  • The Paradex appchain leverages Starknet's advanced zero-knowledge rollup technology and enables customization without compromising on the high standards of security and decentralization synonymous with Ethereum. We’ve been pioneers in Ethereum rollup space:

🥇  First Appchain on Starknet

🥇  First to pilot 40 Million Cairo Steps / Block on Mainnet

🥇  First to deploy Quantum Leap (Starkware’s New Rust Sequencer)

👉  First to leverage fully open source Sequencer + Prover stack for escape hatch solution (Q224)

  • Paradex’s V1 go-to-market focuses on perpetual futures trading, however our mission is to develop a permissionless and adaptable ecosystem for DEFI builders and developers. This ecosystem aims to support a broad range of on-chain financial services and innovation within the Paradex L2 framework, such as borrowing, lending, fund management, and structured products.
  • We are backed by the leading traders and investors in the space, including Jump Capital, Dragonfly Capital, DCG, QCP Capital, GSR, Amber Group, Optiver, IMC Trading, Akuna Capital, CMT Digital, Avon Ventures (Fidelity), Vectr Ventures and many more large institutions.
  • We are incubated by Paradigm, the largest institutional liquidity network in crypto and global leader in crypto options with over 30% market share and $20B in monthly volume.
  • Our team consists of seasoned industry professionals and innovative technologists drawing experience and expertise from a wide range of preeminent firms across the cryptocurrency, financial and big tech industries (Binance, Bitmex, Genesis, Paradigm, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Google, Meta etc). The team is deeply committed to advancing the intersection of blockchain, finance, and engineering.

Highlights

We are growing at lightspeed, achieving $200 million in average daily volume (ADV) within just five months of launch.

  • $13B Lifetime Volume (launched Closed Beta in Oct 23)
  • $9m Total Value Locked
  • Paradex is committed to building transparently in public, we openly share our key platform stats
 
The role
As a member of our engineering leadership team, your goal will be to help build a world-class engineering organization that delivers with high quality and velocity according on the priorities of our product that leads an extremely fast-paced cutting-edge industry. You will manage multi-disciplinary teams that deliver major features, through inception, design, implementation and launch. You will work closely with other leaders across the company to continue improving our process and strengthen our culture.
 
Responsibilities
  • Manage 5 to 10 engineers and be fully responsible for their performance and delivery: regularly reviewing their work, provide coaching, resolve conflicts and blocking dependencies, etc.
  • Provide a strong technical voice on the team to ensure secure, reliable, scalable, and maintainable design and architecture
  • Implement our engineering process and help evolve it to keep up with growing team, product features, and market traction
  • Ensure delivery on product priorities by collaborating with the Product team to understand and resolve customer requirements
  • Help in recruiting efforts for the entire engineering team
  • Champion a rewarding and productive company culture

Requirements 

  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in high-performing software engineering organizations
  • 5+ years experience of managing or mentoring talented engineers
  • Working knowledge of an object oriented programming language like (Python, Golang, Java, C++ etc..)
  • Experience managing at all employment phases: interviewing, hiring, onboarding, evaluating and improving performance, promotions, and terminations
  • Deep technical and product understanding of the problems your team solves, resulting from a product engineering background prior to, or alongside, management. You are hands-on, but ready and eager to empower others around you so you don't have to be
  • Passion for making wonderful products that customers love. This implies that you are an expert on every product you've worked on, obsessed with all relevant details. You also never blindly delegate and enjoy immense credibility and respect among your team
  • Real-world experience with success and failure shipping scalable cloud products and, most importantly, a wealth of resulting learning to draw upon and a relentless drive to continue improving

Nice to have 

  • You inspire people around you to achieve more than they assumed they could
  • You have built new process from scratch, and had to work hard to promote it culturally within your team
  • You believe in the power of a healthy, thriving culture in helping teams get the most out of themselves, and you have experience proving this
  • Some of your experience has been in startups or on small teams, where the success and failure of the greater enterprise rested on your shoulders
  • You possess best-in-the-industry expertise you can occasionally lend to the broader team in the form of technical leadership

 

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