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Staff-Level Backend Engineer (Web3)



Software Engineering
Paris, France
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

🦋 About Morpho

Morpho is a leading Decentralized Finance (DeFi) lending protocol with a mission to revolutionize lending through an open, efficient, and resilient platform. We're experiencing explosive growth, with over $2.5 billion in assets supplied on the protocol. In just 3 months, our new permissionless protocol, Morpho Blue, grew from 0 to $1 billion, solidifying itself as the new standard for DeFi lending.


Paris 🥖 or remote 🌍 (up to - 7h CET to ensure sufficient overlap with the rest of the team).

🛠 Mission & Responsibilities

The Morpho team is developing a range of products built on the Morpho protocol, including frontends, public APIs, and SDKs, all aimed at facilitating seamless integration of the protocol into the broader ecosystem. To deliver high-value integration tools, we place great emphasis on the technical design and specifications of our services. Your challenge will be to manage a backend synchronized with multiple blockchains, providing advanced data and features.


  • Code Reviews: Regularly review peers' code and participate in daily meetings.
  • Code Practices: Learn and share Morpho Labs code practices, make code suggestions.
  • Codebase Understanding: Gain a deep understanding of the codebase and features.


  • Feature Ownership: Own and implement features, either from scratch or by enriching current implementations.
  • Code Clarity: Ensure that the feature/code is understandable by peers and all code readers.
  • Performance: Optimize backends performances and improve resilience.
  • Justification: Justify each implementation and design choice.


  • Sprint Organization: Make accurate estimations on specs, split specs into technical tasks, and keep tickets up-to-date. Communicate with the product team to ensure clarity and feasibility.
  • Product Reviews: Ensure that specs are understood and designs are optimized. Provide an engineering perspective to the product team and challenge product implementations when necessary.

Knowledge Sharing

  • Expertise Sharing: Share expertise and assist other backend developers in designing technical implementations of features.
  • Documentation: ensure that users that are using the backend have enough context to integrate the API

🧙 Must-have Experience & Skills

  • 10 years of experience in Backend, Devops.
  • 3-4 years of experience in web3 space.
  • Backend architectures: Dependency injection, modularity, microservices, web apps, event driven etc.
  • Infrastructure: AWS and Terraform.
  • Web3: working with logs & onchain data.
  • Team Collaboration: Proficiency in sprints, ticket management, PRs, and clear communication.
  • Low Ego / Humility: Maintains a humble and low-ego approach.
  • Flexibility & Agility: Flexible and agile, but capable of pushing back against unrealistic or undefined goals to ensure clarity and feasibility.
  • Effective Communication: Good communication skills to facilitate understanding and collaboration among peers.

Nice to have

  • Rust experience
  • Rust web3 experience (reth, alloy & all the paradigm stack)
  • Queue mechanism such as rabbitmq, SQS
  • frontend knowledge
  • Being based In Paris and willing to come to the office from time to time

🤝 There is a good match if

  • You have a genuine passion for coding and learning, you constantly seek to learn new ideas and technologies.
  • You are mission-driven and excited about Morpho's purpose to make finance a common good.
  • You are a humble team player, willing to embrace ideas from others if they are better for the project.

🎁 What we offer

You will join one of the most important DeFi protocols. We are a really ambitious team, shipping fast with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer:

  • A very stimulating environment. Our team members are among the best researchers and engineers on Crypto/DeFi topics and we like to share our knowledge internally, namely through our weekly “DeFi school” session.
  • The opportunity to contribute to one of the top Decentralized Lending protocols.
  • A comfortable work environment with flexible policy on working remotely or from our Paris office (75001) and with access to the best tools on the market to help you with your work.
  • Team events including off-sites, bootcamps and afterworks, even when you’re remote.
  • An attractive package including Morpho tokens 🦋👀.

Ready to shape the future of finance?

We are looking forward to receiving your application.