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Core Contributor (Data Engineer)



Other Engineering · Full-time
United States · Portugal · Australia · Remote
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024

Join the Synthetix Core Contributor community as a senior data engineer and help build the future of DeFi.

Synthetix is a derivatives liquidity protocol on Ethereum, Optimism, and Base that enables collateral onchain to back stablecoins, spot synthetic assets, perpetual futures markets, and more. Synthetix Perps V2 has generated over $50B in volume, and Synthetix Perps V3 is rapidly scaling with cross-chain deployments and increased activity.

Synthetix generates a tremendous amount of data onchain, which can be crucial for understanding the performance and functionality of the protocol. Synthetix is interested in adding a data scientist to support the Core Contributors and the community’s understanding of this data.

We’re a small team driven by startup values - we iterate fast, test often, and automate wherever possible. We have some of the most complex dApps on Ethereum powering an ecosystem of other protocols and are constantly building new interfaces and making improvements to existing assets. The current team is globally distributed, with contributors in Australia, North and South America, Europe, and Asia, all working remotely.


  • Develop, maintain, and optimize scalable data pipelines to process event data emitted by the Synthetix protocol.
  • Build dashboards to surface data related to the core protocol and market implementations.
  • Create automation scripts to support engineers, integrators, and the broader Synthetix community.
  • Work with third-party DeFi analytics services to ensure they can surface accurate data.

Ideal Candidates:

  • Have used the Synthetix protocol, providing liquidity and trading and other DeFi products on mainnet and can demonstrate a solid understanding of how Synthetix works
  • Deep experience building data pipelines, dashboards, and analysis using SQL, Python, cloud platforms, and ETL processes
  • Ability to maintain/optimize infrastructure for data storage and build API endpoints
  • Understand Ethereum smart contracts and can collaborate with developers to improve logging and monitoring of on-chain data
  • Collaborative in approach and happy to work with others on projects
  • Intellectually curious and enjoys moving fast
  • Happy to work remotely and manage their own office environment
  • Willing to be flexible with availability to accommodate the fast-paced nature of the cryptocurrency market and open to occasional travel for events

Synthetix Will:

  • Pay monthly stipends in USDC
  • Offer incentives package in SNX
  • Ensure your code is professionally audited
  • Provide a platform for sharing your talents to a global audience
  • Pay for travel expenses to events & offsites
  • Connect you to a thriving community
  • Make you feel welcome!

If the above sounds interesting and you’d like to talk with the team, please email here or apply through this page. Make sure you attach your CV and a link to your Github account.

Synthetix is an equal opportunity employer.

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