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Senior Developer

Remote / Ottawa, Canada : Competitive

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About Skylock

Skylock is a blockchain security startup dedicated to protecting DeFi protocols from smart-contract hacks. Our mission is to detect and block malicious transactions in real-time, ensuring the stability and security of the blockchain industry. We are a small, dynamic team with a strong technical focus and we are looking for a motivated individual to lead our business development and marketing efforts.

Job Overview

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Developer to join our team. This role will be instrumental in leading the development of our core products, maintaining the quality and deployability of our codebase, and ensuring system uptime. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software development, particularly in the blockchain or fintech industry.

Key Responsibilities

Codebase Management

  • Lead the development and maintenance of our core products.
  • Implement and enforce best practices in coding, code reviews, and testing.
  • Manage technical debt and ensure the codebase remains clean and efficient.

System Reliability

  • Ensure high system uptime and reliability through proactive monitoring and maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain deployment pipelines and processes.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues promptly. ‍


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on backend systems and infrastructure.
  • Proven experience in the blockchain or fintech industry.
  • Strong understanding of software development best practices and methodologies.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP) and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a startup environment.
  • Familiarity with Ethereum, Polygon, and Binance Smart Chain.
  • Knowledge of smart contract development and security best practices.

Why Join Skylock

  • Opportunity to work with a passionate and dedicated team at the forefront of blockchain security.
  • Flexible remote work environment.
  • Competitive salary and equity options.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the growth and success of the company.

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