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About Argent

Argent aims to be crypto’s defining company: the first to bring the benefits of self-custody to a global audience. Now, we’re building the future of Ethereum scaling by working on Argent X and other innovative web-based products.

Argent X is the first wallet for StarkNet, a zk-rollup Layer 2 technology built on the Ethereum blockchain, and it comes as a Browser Extension written in Javascript/Typescript.

With a focus on world class UX and security, you’ll take ownership of the entire development lifecycle and quickly ship features in an agile environment.

As part of the team, you will also help define and build starknet.js, an open source library helping applications interact with the StarkNet protocol. You will also help us bring Argent X to other Layers 2.

It’s a particularly exciting time to join us as we launch on Layer 2 and prepare to bring the benefits of crypto to millions more people. We’re fortunate to be backed by Paradigm, Index Ventures and Creandum and have been building since 2017.

We’ve come a long way since launching in 2018 and are fortunate to be backed by Silicon Valley and Europe’s top investors, including Paradigm, Index Ventures and Creandum. All of our employees have significant ownership and impact here at Argent, and it’s a particularly exciting time to join us as we recently raised a $40m Series B, and are ahead with a runway of 4-5 years.

As Lead Engineer, you will get to:

  • Lead the design, architecture and development of one of our web-based products (Argent X Browser Extension, Argent Web Wallet, …)
  • Ensure our software meets our strong requirements in terms of usability, security, availability and long term maintainability
  • Translate product requirements into a delivery plan, working with our product managers to scope, estimate and prioritize our product backlog
  • Act as a mentor for colleagues, with a focus on continuous improvement of the team’s craftsmanship, through code review, pair programming and training

Your experience should include:

  • 5+ years experience developing full-stack solutions in Javascript/Typescript
  • Strong knowledge of both back-end (Node.js) and front-end (ReactJS) technologies as well as API development and security (OAuth, JWT)
  • At ease with design and architecture of software and systems (e.g. Design Patterns, Enterprise Integration, Domain Modeling, Secure Software Development)
  • Experience at leading a small to medium size team of developers
  • Experience at building complex consumer facing web apps in ReactJS
  • Experience with agile methodologies and software development tooling and processes

Major plus if you have experience with:

  • MSc. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Browser Extensions development
  • ReactJS best practices and design patterns (MVC, Flux, Redux,..)
  • Blockchain (Ethereum/EVM/Starknet)
  • Open source software and contribution

What you’ll love about Argent:

🌍 Work anywhere in Europe. The best part? No commute!

🧘 Work flexibly and autonomously. Shape your work day to suit you so that you have plenty of time to care for kids or cats, and – most importantly – yourself.

💰 Equity in a high growth startup backed by the investors of Spotify and Slack.

🛩 Trips across Europe! For one week every quarter we meet in person as a company to explore new solutions and to have fun. So far we’ve stayed in Nice, Toulouse, Brussels, Lisbon and Barcelona. Ideas for our upcoming trips are welcome!

👶 Generous parental leave.

💻 Equipment – tech setup of your choice.

🤙 Build a new industry with us, defining the future of the web

Our Values:

You can find more information on each of our values here.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Here at Argent we want to build a definitive suite of crypto products that work for everyone, giving more people access to the economic benefits of Decentralised Finance. We also truly believe that, in order to build an inclusive product, we need to foster an inclusive working environment and a diverse team of passionate Argonauts. We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly and autonomously, in the way the suits them and their lifestyle,

We’re an equal opportunity employer and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Your application will be reviewed without attention to sex, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, working practices, medical history, neurodiversity or any other personal or protected characteristics.

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