Senior Smart Contract Engineer

Engineering /
Sense is a decentralized fixed-income protocol on Ethereum, enabling predictable returns from fixed rates and directional long/short bets on future yields.

The Sense Protocol is leveraged by DeFi users who want more control over their cash flows, and it's used by fixed-income technologists who want to build new yield primitives for DeFi, such as fixed-income tokens, yield tokens, and other custom re-divisions of existing tokens' exposures.

We're working towards a future where Finance is more resilient, accessible, transparent, and fair, empowering generations of individuals with financial freedom.

Join our world-class team, backed by a diverse set of investors and mentors, including Dragonfly, Bain Capital Ventures, Variant, Nascent, Robot, theLAO, CollabCurrency, Jai Bhavnani of Waymont, Noah Zinsmeister of Uniswap, DeFi Dad, Steven Becker of UDHC, Kurt Barry of MakerDAO, and Tom Walton-Pocock.

Together, we'll embark on a mission to build permissionless fixed-income infrastructure.


We are looking for a bold, curious engineer with high standards to help us create the smart contracts for Sense. As one of the first hires, you will work directly with the founders to lead development of the Protocol. You will be responsible for ensuring consistent, high-quality codebases, technical specifications, deployment scripts, and more.


    • Participate in technical specification design, technical roadmap, and implementation of the Sense Protocol
    • Create deployment scripts to enable tests, protocol configuration presets, and production deployments
    • Work with auditors to ensure the quality and safety of the protocol
    • Help shape the direction of systems design by defining high-level architecture, principles, and standards within DeFi
    • Design processes for managing the security of the core Protocol and related applications
    • Perform and assist engineers through code reviews, acceptance testing, bug fixing, and general support


    • 1+ years experience with Solidity development
    • 2+ years of experience in a Senior-level role
    • Experience with a development suite, such as Hardhat, Dapp, Brownie or Truffle
    • Experience with contract libraries, such as Dappsys and OpenZeppelin
    • A deep understanding of blockchain fundamentals, common vulnerabilities, and the EVM
    • Know when to create abstractions vs. one-off methods
    • An awareness of different products and services that large DeFi projects like Uniswap and Maker are offering, and how they are implemented in terms of business logic, technology, systems, and software architecture
    • A desire to keep up with emerging trends in the Ethereum and blockchain technology space
    • Comfortable bridging the strategic objectives of the organization with internal engineering practices

Nice to Haves

    • Familiarity with the optimistic rollups, ZK rollups, and L2 bridges
    • An understanding of how smart contract data is consumed by frontends
    • Experience writing smart contracts in languages other than Solidity as well (Rust, Vyper, etc)
    • Degree in math or computer science
    • Experience implementing complex math in Solidity
Sense Finance is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.