Senior Smart Contract Engineer for Starknet
Senior Smart Contract Engineer for Starknet

Senior Smart Contract Engineer for Starknet

Job Category

MakerDAO is looking to hire a remote Senior Smart Contract Engineer for Starknet to join the team. This is a full-time position that is 100% remote.

This position has been closed

We are the Starknet Engineering Core Unit. We are a small team of 3 members (one Facilitator, 2 Engineers) and we are financed 50/50 by MakerDAO and Starknet. Our Core Unit was ratified in September 2021. Our ultimate mandate is to rebuild Maker onto Starknet. During phase one we built a simple bridge between Maker and Starknet. Phase II will start in January and will implement the wormhole design aiming at making DAI the easiest stablecoin to move around the ecosystem.About Maker and Starknet / Starkware

Maker is one of the biggest and most established DeFi protocol with ~$20Bn value locked. Starknet is the zk-rollup by Starkware that just launched the alpha of its Mainnet. Starkware is a $2bn company and their previous scalability solution (Starkex) is used by dYdX, Deversifi, ImmutableX, and Sorare, among others.

Some references from our Forum:

Job requirements

Challenges for the first 6 monthsWe will be implementing the Starknet version of the DAI wormhole.

This will involve:

  • Develop the wormhole Oracle on Starknet (providing mint attestation);
  • Update our L1 and L2 bridge contracts with wormhole specific functions;
  • Develop the Maker core module other related Maker contracts (see Maker documentation); and
  • Build unit tests and end-to-end tests working across L1, Starknet, and other rollup.

Challenges for the 6-12 months period

We will be implementing multi-collateral DAI on Starknet.

This will involve to:

  • Develop the liquidation module.
  • Develop the price oracle module.
  • Develop the emergency shutdown module
  • Develop the system stabilizer module


  • Contribute to our design discussion and implementations.
  • Find pragmatic solutions to hard technical challenges.
  • Understand trust assumptions and be able to identify attack vectors
  • Technical leadership with strong smart contract development background

About you.

Our ideal candidate:

  • has an extensive experience in back-end software engineering;
  • has experience building on Layer-2 scaling solutions, and its associated challenges (bridges, oracles, data availability, finality etc...);
  • has experience developing Solidity Smart Contract and protocols.
  • Has developed smart contracts that were pushed onto Mainnet;
  • is a team player, has mentored Engineers; and
  • is eager to learn Cairo (Starknet language)
  • Bonus track: experience with zk-proofs.

Practical aspects and compensation

  • We are backed up by both Starkware and MakerDAO.
  • This is a full time position.
  • Competitive salary in USD (we can also pay in DAI).
  • Attractive Maker compensation bonus.
  • This is a 100% remote position. We are open to contributors in the European timezone or in the US East-Coast time zone.

Similar Roles

Data Infrastructure Engineer at Magic Eden
Developer Education Engineer at Aptos
Developer Relations Engineer at Aptos
Front End Engineer at Aptos
Frontend Engineer at Gro Protocol
Full Stack Developer at FWB
Full Stack Engineer at PartyDAO
Gaming Engineer at Aptos
Lead Protocol Engineer at PartyDAO
Production Engineer at Aptos
Protocol Engineer at PartyDAO
React Native Engineer at Gro Protocol
Senior Backend Engineer (Java/Kotlin) at Rarible
Senior Backend Engineer at Magic Eden
Senior Backend Engineer at Uniswap
Senior Backend Services Engineer at SuperRare
Senior Front End Engineer at Doodles
Senior Front-End Engineer at prePO
Senior Frontend Engineer (10+ years)at Uniswap
Senior Frontend Engineer (React) at Rarible
Senior Frontend Engineer at Compound
Senior Frontend Engineer at Uniswap
Senior Frontend Engineer at Zora
Senior Full Stack Engineer at SuperRare
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Magic Eden
Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Aave
Senior Mobile Engineer (React Native) at Uniswap
Senior Protocol Engineer at Compound
Senior React Native Engineer at Zora
Senior Software Engineer, Protocols at Uniswap
Senior/Staff Security Engineer - Trust & Safety Lead at Zora
Software Engineer - Frontend at Audius
Software Engineer Full Stack at AudiusWho are we?
Software Engineer, Cryptography at Aptos
Software Engineer, Developer Platform at Aptos
Software Engineer, Ecosystem - Korea at Aptos
Software Engineer, Ecosystem at Aptos
Software Engineer, Platform (EMEA) at Aptos
Software Engineer, Product Infrastructure at Aptos
Software Engineer, Smart Contracts at Aptos
Software Engineer, Full Stack at LinksDAO
Sr. Backend Engineer at Zora
Sr. Full Stack Engineer, Frontend at Magic Eden
Sr. IT SaaS Engineer at Polygon
Sr. Smart Contract Engineer at Uniswap
SRE - Production Engineer at 0x
UX Engineer at prePO
Web3 Business Development at prePO
Web3 Marketing Lead at prePO

Join our Talent Match network to be matched with DAOs and web3 companies.