Senior Blockchain Developer

Agency Enterprise Studio is a company based in Los Angeles and we're looking for 10x Developers that are also a cultural fit to work with us in projects that increase Human Agency.

We've been around for many years, and we've worked with large companies like Samsung and Berkshire Hathaway. We have small teams working with a startup mindset. We move fast and get things done.

STACK

  • EVMs / Solidity
  • Flow / Cadence
  • Solana / Metaplex / Rust
  • Truffle / Hardhat
  • web3.js / ethers.js

YOU WILL

  • Work Full-time.
  • Create user stories and plan next steps.
  • Lead software projects.
  • Mentor team members.
  • Tackle product problems and set the technology strategy for our clients.
  • Work with 10x devs, designers, data scientists.
  • Work in internal projects and client projects.
  • Build projects with a product focused mentality while keeping your code clean.
  • Build modern, efficient apps and test that they work correctly.
  • Review pull requests from other members of the team.

ABOUT YOU

  • You love Blockchain.
  • You are a crypto nerd.
  • You look at crypto on Twitter every day.
  • You're deeply involved with Blockchain. 
  • You are passionate about clean code, testing, and the fine art of getting [stuff] done.
  • You have Agile experience.
  • You have a growth mindset http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/ (the quality of your jokes and references should improve within the first quarter).
  • You have extensive JavaScript knowledge, and experience with modern frameworks (React, Angular, Vue).
  • Your English speaking and writing skills will warm hearts, dazzle minds, and render corporate professionals awestruck.

BONUS POINTS FOR

  • Experience managing clients and client relationships is a huge plus.

OTHER COOL THINGS ABOUT US

  • A fast-growing team, with a happy bunch of former entrepreneurs, data scientists, full-stack developers, UX/UI designers and product managers. (We’re a ball of laughs, we promise)
  • A good base salary and bonuses for outstanding performance
  • Platinum health insurance.
  • Opportunity to grow and advance in your career or flex your entrepreneurial side by participating in our internal skunkworks projects (some projects spin out with team members as the C-suite)
  • We provide resources for you to grow and learn on the job (this includes Udemy classes, books, participation in events, mentoring and - of course - the latest generation hardware).
  • Offices right on Abbot Kinney, in the heart of Venice, CA. Salt & Straw is steps from our office and we get discounts in some Abbot Kinney stores (and other cool LA foods and beverages appear periodically).
  • Weekly lunches with the US team. Monthly happy hours with friends and families. Occasional VR and game nights, if you are into that (and it’s cool if you aren’t!).
  • Yearly retreat bringing together our US & Brazil teams.

 

Equity

Working at AE means receiving equity in some of our client projects and in the Skunkworks projects we incubate. The equity granted is priced at a value of $0 when you receive it. If it were otherwise, you’d be forced to pay taxes. But to be clear, there are no free lunches, only the choice of who pays for your sandwich.

At AE, the equity you receive is not free to AE. We invest millions annually in Skunkworks projects - paying our employees to build technology for which no client pays a bill. We receive equity from certain clients, which means we accept less in terms of our billable rate. We then pass that equity on to our employees. Sure it’s priced at $0 on day 1 - a call option on a stock trading at $100 with a strike price of $100 is priced at $0 today for tax purposes, but you’d want to receive that option. If you received that option on a dozen stocks, you’d be fairly confident that some of them would be worth a lot more than $0.

Offering this equity (by investing in Skunkworks or offering clients a lower rate) comes out of AE’s margins. Theoretically, we should be lowering salaries to compensate. But we’re competitive on that front as well. Over the long-term, we believe AE employees who stick around are likely to fare extremely well monetarily (no legal promises). We think long-term. You should too when you choose your employer.

We are looking to hire people who think long term. People create exponentially more value here in their 3rd or 4th year rather than their 1st or 2nd, and that only increases. The value you create leads to more equity issued every year, and you retain it while you remain at AE or at a Skunkworks co that spins out, in order to free up equity for others, which is how we afford to be generous with the equity.

* Disclaimer: If you leave AE on good terms, you can retain 20% of your equity if you continue to send leads our way, share our core values, etc. If you leave AE for your own AE-incubated Skunkworks project (or someone else’s), you retain 100% of your equity. Folks create exponentially more value here in their 3rd and 4th years than their 1st or 2nd - we want folks who think long-term like we do.

Location

  • LA office / US remote

We aren’t scared of crypto winters, recessions, or other financial cycles. A bootstrapped company has many advantages. Among them is this - it’s our money. We choose what, and more importantly who to invest in. And we want to invest in you.

Join the team!

 

⚠️ there’s a pretty high standard for performance so if you’re looking to coast it’s probably not the best fit
⚠️ we only hire people who share our core values