Smart Contract Developer

Salary Competitive

Equilibrium is a venture studio working on core infrastructure for the distributed web. We work on a variety of open source projects including Rust IPFS, OrbitDB and interledger-rs.


We are looking for a smart contract developer: somebody who understands the heart of the EVM, can work wonders with Solidity, and is looking to expand their skill set into other contract languages such as Cadence and ink! You would be working directly with the CTO and other technical project leaders to broaden Equilibrium's overall capabilities and create cutting-edge implementations in the rapidly evolving field of DeFi and decentralized technology in general.


The position is remote-first, but we hope to get some face time in the form of company retreats if such things are ever possible post-pandemic.


Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and deploying smart contracts for Equilibrium projects and those of our clients

  • Participating in critical design discussions to understand how such contracts fit into a larger, holistic, project setting

  • Usage of specialized debugging and profiling tooling, as well as tooling such as model checkers to ensure the accuracy and correctness of smart contract code before it's sent to be security audited

  • Thoughtful assessment of non-Ethereum, non-Solidity blockchains and smart contract languages for their potential use in Equilibrium projects

  • Designing interconnected smart contract platforms with usage of concepts like contract upgradeability and gas optimization.

  • Expanding Equilibrium’s portfolio of languages into new promising ones by choosing, learning and eventually coaching others on the use of those languages.

Must-have skills and qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience writing smart contracts in Solidity or a commensurate language

  • Examples of deployed and active smart contracts (link via Etherscan or similar)

  • Experience setting up and working within team development environments and CI/CD workflows

  • Familiarity with tools such as Truffle and Hardhat, or equivalent

  • Full proficiency in English


  • Intermediate or above experience in JavaScript

  • Intermediate or above experience in Rust

  • Examples of deployed dApps you have worked on

  • Solid writing skills

Salary & benefits:

Salary and benefits will be negotiated separately based on the candidate’s skills and experience. Make sure to include your time zone and salary request in the application!


More about the company:

Equilibrium builds core infrastructure for the new distributed web. We are a group of humans who think the web should be open source, peer-to-peer and private by default.



Make sure to include in your application:

- A short paragraph on why you would like to work at Equilibrium specifically

- Links to any relevant content (Github, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

- Your salary request

- Potential starting date


For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Paid holiday
Paid holiday

Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.

Working at
Equilibrium Labs

Equilibrium is a globally distributed company focused on designing, building and funding core infrastructure for the decentralised web. We are a group of humans who believe that the web should be open-source, peer-to-peer and private by default. Our dream is to be able to fund the development of decentralised infrastructure that reflects these values indefinitely. We also think the web today is a little bit boring and would very much like to make it more exciting again. Equilibrium, the company, was started in 2017 to further these goals. Equilibrium is a globally distributed organisation focused on hard engineering problems in decentralised technologies. We are a team of over 30 engineers, cryptographers and economists, spread out over 4 continents and more than 8 countries. Our primary business is the business of being the worlds leading experts in a carefully chosen selection of core distributed web protocols.

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