Remote Senior Backend Developer


Anywhere in the World

Job Type






Skill Set


Backend Programming

Job Details

🍌 NiftyApes is a NFT + DeFi protocol in stealth mode since Q3 of 2021. We've raised a significant Seed round with 2+ years runway from top industry investors, and are targeting a Q2 mainnet launch.

What We're Building

NiftyApes is a NFT collateralized lending protocol built on a revolutionary new DeFi primitive that enables on-demand liquidity for every unique asset in existence, even assets that haven't been created yet.

We envision a world with a more egalitarian and value-optimal debt market where loans are always true-market value and are as easy to get as tapping a button.

What your day-to-day looks like

This starts as an IC role, but we're open to hiring someone who's interested in growing into a lead (Director or CTO) as the company scales.

Additionally, people are trusting us with some of their most prized digital possessions, and we take that trust seriously. We are assembling a team that knows how to balance shipping often with the imperative to ensure the Non-Fungibles are SAFU.

We move fast, but we also test a lot. 🙂

  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to the entire software development cycle, from design to release
  • You'll have an active role in defining the APIs and product direction of a suite of DeFi + NFT products built off of the NiftyApes protocol
  • Architect a production-grade dapp and work with SDK and frontend team members to serve data and sweet, sweet functionality to users
  • Backend (server side) software development to enhance and maintain a centralized AMM style order books
  • Collaborate with leading decentralized storage providers to build the first-of-it's-kind decentralized AMM orderbook


  • Experience writing production-level backends in Node, Go, Java, or Ruby (we work in Node)
  • 5+ years of experience building scalable, secure backends
  • 5+ years of experience building React or JavaScript web applications
  • Work well autonomously and can drive strong culture at early stage startups
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and can collaborate effectively on a breadth of technical and people topics
  • 4 hour time zone overlap of US Mountain Standard Time and comfortable working in a distributed environment

Even better if you have:

  • A passion for NFTs, DeFi, and/or crypto
  • Have experience building the Web3 stack
  • Prior experience with building interfaces for financial applications
  • Technologies We Use and Teach: Solidity, Typescript, Javascript, React, Node, Truffle, Web3, GraphQL

Important note - Concerned that you don't check all of the boxes? You should still apply. We recognize that amazing folks have unique backgrounds and we're more interested in your experiences, fit, and motivation over a perfect on-paper resume.


Fulfilling work isn't just what you build , it's who you build it with. We're committed to creating a work environment where amazing folks feel empowered to learn, grow, and launch amazing products. That's why we offer:

  • Top quartile salary + equity compensation
  • $2,000 remote-office set-up budget
  • Flexible monthly budget for professional development (books, conferences, online classes)
  • Flexible PTO (vacation and sick-leave)
  • Health and dental insurance (US)
  • A flexible remote-friendly work environment

NiftyApes is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.