Software Engineer (Crypto)

Remote /
Engineering /
Full Time
Royal is creating an open market for true ownership of music.

For the first time, artists can share music rights directly with fans, building a new revenue stream that empowers them to retain control over their work.

Music ownership has been limited to labels and private equity groups — a setup that has resulted in only 12% of recorded music revenue going to artists (and 0% going to fans). With royal, artists create more value for their music, powering their career while taking their fans on the journey with them. 

This is the beginning of an era where artists and fans see each other as partners. Royal is at the forefront of this movement, developing new technologies leveraging the blockchain to unlock the power of ownership both for artists and fans.

As an early software engineer at royal, you will be a pioneering a new product category and set the standard for others to follow. You will help us craft a new globally-loved consumer brand and product.

What you’ll do at royal

    • Ship greenfield product with broad scope affecting artists & collectors
    • Contribute to our centralized & decentralized (web 3.0 / blockchain) platform and architecture
    • Data-modeling, system and API design
    • Create prototype systems for evaluation and production systems for scale
    • Build an engineering culture that attracts the most talented people to join us
    • Help recruit teammates

We'd love to hear from you if...

    • You want to be part of an early team with a lot of new product to build
    • You are excited or curious about working with blockchain technologies
    • You enjoy tackling big problems with unknown solutions
    • You're comfortable creating something from nothing
    • You are detail-oriented and care deeply about customer experience
    • You're known to be pro-active and are driven by curiosity
    • You can handle complexity, but prefer simplicity

Tools we use today

    • Solidity
    • Hardhat
    • TypeScript
    • Golang
    • Python


    • Stock options
    • Full medical, dental, and vision
    • Flexible vacation policy
    • 12 week paid parental leave

Royal has an office in Austin, TX and employees located throughout the United States. We value diversity on our team reflecting the diversity of music.

We are crypto natives who have built top consumer tech product, with leaders from Instagram, dYdX, Youtube, Opendoor, Cooley, Andreessen Horowitz and other top technology and music companies. We are musicians, producers, DJs and visual artists.

Royal is well capitalized from leading venture firms Founders Fund, Paradigm, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Atomic and a long list of top angel investors and artists.

Our co-founders:
Justin Blau performs as 3LAU and has created over $20 million in music NFTs
JD Ross co-founded Opendoor (NASDAQ:$OPEN) and was general partner at Atomic Ventures (co-founders of Hims & Hers + over a dozen startups)