Systems Engineer

San Francisco
Engineering /
Full Time /
What is Renegade?
Renegade is building an unstoppable network for the anonymous exchange of value. Our core permissionless protocol, the Renegade dark pool, solves many problems in current decentralized exchange design: front-running, quote fading, copy trading, toxicity discrimination, and fragmented liquidity.

Based on zero-knowledge and multi-party cryptography, Renegade allows for complete trade privacy during the entire trade lifecycle. Zero information about orders, balances, past trade history, or collateral values can leak to third-parties, allowing for strong anonymity guarantees and best execution for large whale traders.

Dark pools are well-understood pieces of traditional finance market structure, accounting for 20-40% of TradFi equities volume. We are building the crypto-native analog of dark pools.

Renegade is a seed-stage startup backed by some of the best crypto investors, including Naval Ravikant, Dragonfly Capital, Balaji Srinivasan, Tarun Chitra, and Lev Livnev. We work in-person in downtown San Francisco, 6 days a week.

What You'll Do
As a systems engineer, you will be working on our core off-chain networking protocol. You will optimize network performance to maximize throughput on the exchange. You will work on our off-chain indexer, caching layer, and pubsub system, allowing for traders to have the best view into the network. You will also work closely with the Cairo/StarkNet contract, implementing and optimizing on-chain verification and stateful elements.

You'd be a good fit if..

    • You have a background in Rust development or high-performance systems work.
    • Have an understanding of networking protocols and can optimize network topologies.
    • Interested in working on low-level hardware optimizations, including GPU and FPGA proving.
    • Have worked on building robust and scalable production-ready distributed systems.

Our Stack

    • Cryptography: Maliciously-secure SPDZ for MPC, and Bulletproofs for ZKP verification.
    • Languages: Rust for the protocol-layer, Typescript for interfaces and CLI.
    • Networking: libp2p for peer discovery.
    • Settlement: StarkNet for scalability and consensus.
We very much look forward to chatting further!