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Backend Engineer

RemoteUnited Kingdom, , LondonEngineering

Job description

Developer who's buzzing about DeFi?

We are looking for a super star (super-smart and super-technical) Backend Engineer to help us build and Gro our products 💫 

This is an opportunity to be involved from the ground up on the core design and implementation of a new DeFi fintech system. As a key member of our engineering team you will be responsible for implementing and designing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain and also developing related back end systems that interact with these contracts.

About Gro

We build new DeFi products that combine the technological innovation of blockchain and the best of traditional finance. We bridge the worlds of DeFi and legacy banking to create solutions that didn’t exist in either before. We believe there is a change happening for the better in the world of financial technology, and we want to be part of it!

We are headquartered in London with a newly formed Berlin office too, so you can join us at either of those or work remotely.


What you'll do

  • Engineer our backend / smart-contracts for the NeoWallet / Protocol teams
  • Own the full cycle - from figuring and aligning on what to do and how to deploying prod
  • Build the company together with us and help deliver our mission globally

Job requirements

We'd love to hear from you if you have the following

  • 4+ years of backend engineering experience in Python / Java
  • Interest in the latest blockchain, DeFi and Web3 developments
  • BA or BSc degree in Computer Science or a related technical field from a top university, or equivalent practical experience
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Extra bits that we also like to hear

  • Experience working on financial web apps/crypto wallets
  • Experience of working under an Agile process with a global team 🌎
  • Strong understanding of dApps and the Ethereum Virtual Machine ⛓
  • Contributions to open-source projects (we love people who love github!)
  • Keenness to work in a fast-paced start-up environment

Our growth

At Gro we really believe that we can have a positive impact on people around the world by challenging historical approaches and norms. In particular, we think that the efficiencies made possible in financial services through technological innovation should benefit its customers more.

We obsess about customer satisfaction and building something epic together. We are building a diverse team and welcome applicants from any background.

The fun stuff!

  • Compensation at Gro is competitive in today’s market and includes salary, equity and token rewards

  • We have a swanky office space in Soho, London for those in commuting distance (we like to meet up now and then on Mondays or Thursdays)...BUT…

  • We are remote first! Our teams are globally distributed throughout London, Berlin, Poland, Portugal, Albania, Barcelona, Shanghai and Chengdu

  • We are a truly multicultural team 🇸🇪🇪🇸🇺🇦🇨🇳🇬🇧🇵🇱🇩🇪🇦🇱🇦🇺

  • Gro is a dynamic, early stage unit where ambition meets high performance - ultimately, we’re just a bunch of nice people who work hard and have a good time!

Next steps

If we sound like the place you could kick off the next chapter of your career, read on!⚡


  1. Add your info in the Apply tab, pop in your CV (don’t worry if you have links to your github, discord or twitter: if they’re linked in your CV we’ll see them!)

  2. Take a moment to say hi in our cover letter space - we always appreciate a personal touch.

  3. We’ll get in touch as soon as we can, and if the feeling is mutual we’ll set up a call between you and our talent team.

  4. Things are getting exciting now! We’ll set up a couple of chats with some of our team - we operate with quite a flat structure, so we love people to be bouncing with ideas! 💥

  5. If it’s a thumbs up all around, you’ll be joining us on our journey! 🙌


If you don't meet all of our requirements exactly, don't be put off! If you've got a passion for DeFi and lots of exciting side projects that you can share with us, we'd love to hear from you!