Software Engineer — Periscope Trading

Software Engineer — Periscope Trading

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RemoteSan Francisco

0x is looking to hire a Software Engineer — Periscope Trading to join the team. This is a full-time position that is remote or in San Francisco.

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At 0x Labs, our mission is to create a tokenized world where all value can flow freely.

We're a highly technical, globally distributed group of teams working together to actualize that mission.

Founded in 2017, 0x Labs created and now partakes in the development of the 0x protocol; a network of open-source infrastructure, tooling, and cryptocurrency-based incentives that facilitates decentralized exchange of blockchain-based digital assets.

0x is a secure, publicly owned, publicly governed, upgradable software standard that’s abstracted away from application-layer developers and enables interoperability between blockchain-based applications. We're passionate about open-source software and decentralized technology's potential to act as an equalizing force in the world, and our technology is deployed by a wide array of projects at the forefront of internet and economic advancement.

About Periscope Trading

Periscope Trading is a special division of 0x Labs. Founded in April 2020, we focus on providing liquidity as “Market Makers” on all sorts of crypto markets, with an initial focus on providing on-chain liquidity via the 0x protocol.

Periscope embraces a broad landscape of opportunity including: token arbitrage, multi-chain market making, sophisticated liquidity provision into AMM’s, derivatives, “play to earn” arbitrage and mining, and more.

The Role: Software Engineer

As part of Periscope’s small engineering team, you’ll notably help shape our work culture and operating practices.

We're seeking colleagues who:

  • Can theorize novel alpha strategies as well as write code
  • Find the process of solving problems (and learning how to solve problems) without a known best practice to be motivating!
  • Thrive working independently and autonomously as a high-output individual contributor; while at the same time, are experienced in and enjoy working collaboratively with a small, fast-moving team
  • Value transparency in providing and receiving 360-degree visibility to and from the team
  • Are comfortable with economic risks and competitive game theory
  • Are comfortable as part of a remote team with 24x7 market exposure
  • Are highly motivated to advance our aggressive strategic goals of instigating competitive and consumable DeFi liquidity

We're seeking a full stack software engineer to help scale our initial success stories into a multi-strategy, international trading desk and further explore the tidal wave of emergent trading opportunities.

Our Tech Stack

  • Go, Python, Typescript, Golang, JavaScript
  • AWS -- basic (e.g. IAM, S3, Secrets Manager, EC2 + networking)
  • Networking basics: HTTP/REST, websockets, SSH
  • Ethereum libs, APIs
  • Kafka, Postgres, Redis
  • Docker and Docker-compose, K8s


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (i.e. not limited to “academic” accomplishments)
  • 2-3 years experience as a Software Engineer, working with blockchain and/or trading tech, teams, and motivations
  • Professional experience developing production-quality software in (one or more of) Python, Go, Typescript

Other Areas of Interest or Experience

  • Developing HPC systems (Go, C++)
  • ETL and data pipeline solutions (FOSS solutions, Kafka, Redis, Airflow)
  • Building distributed systems
  • Interacting with Ethereum nodes / web3
  • Developing and working with computer security, highly sensitive credentials and “secrets”


  • Highly competitive salary and equity (in 0xLabs) with occasional cryptocurrency-based perks
  • Trading Team bonus compensation based on performance
  • Comprehensive insurance (medical/dental/vision/life/disability) — 100% covered for you and dependents
  • 401k, HSA, and FSA
  • Monthly mobile phone bill, wellness, and pre-tax transportation expense
  • Flexible hours, liberal work-from-home policy, and a supportive remote environment
  • Meals and snacks provided in office daily
  • Laptop, headphones, and any other work gear you may need
  • 12-week paid parental leave
  • Choice of fully remote (International location is fine!) supplemented by a fantastic office conveniently located in Soma/East Cut, San Francisco
  • Unlimited vacation: Take time when you need it (and we really mean it)

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