2022 is off to an exciting start at Firefly! As the core product is near-ready after almost two years in development, Firefly is looking to grow its current team of 18 by 40-plus.
Even though the team is remote-first, Firefly will open free-to-all hubs worldwide, making it as easy as possible for teammates to spend time together in real life. Initiatives like this are core to the culture at Firefly — a stimulating and collaborative one that fosters personal connections and growth in areas beyond the professional.
The current team consists of 18 full-time employees, including 13 engineers. Five engineers joined in the past six months — three Backend, one Frontend, and one DevOps. A general counsel was also brought on as well as the first growth lead. Over the next 12-18 months, our goal is to scale the Firefly team to 60 strong!
Speaking to Firefly’s Growth Plan in 2022
Maaz UddinSenior Software Engineer at Firefly
We're building a protocol for blockchain's most popular use case today — the exchange of assets. Our approach enables trading in a permissionless and trustless way, something the most prominent players in the industry like FTX and Binance can’t offer. We have brought on some exceptional engineers to ship features quickly and bring the Web3 closer to reality.
Yu HuGrowth Lead at Firefly
Last year, we raised a large fund for market makers and brought leading institutional traders like Alameda Research, Cumberland DRW, and Wintermute Trading into our fundraising rounds. Today, 99% of the trading volume of digital assets comes from centralized exchanges, but our focus is on permissionless trading and building a protocol for the future. We are in the process of on-boarding many more leading institutions onto our platform — this momentum comes from the strength of our tech and our people.
Samridh SalujaSecurity Advisor at Firefly
I believe Firefly will grow exponentially over the next two years. The team is talented and executes swiftly. We have established a robust internal review process to monitor for vulnerabilities constantly. We also partnered with Trail of Bits and other leading security providers to build the most secure and extensible protocol for trading out there. It’s hard to know where the journey will end, but I’m sure it will be an exciting one!
The Culture at Firefly
Over the following months, Firefly will set up Hubs in London, New York, and Whistler (yes, you can work out of a ski village!). We want to build the best workspace and culture in tech, and while being remote-first with employees from 7 different countries, we wanted to create Hubs where we can come together. Firefly covers flights, accommodation, workspace for three months each year in any one of the Firefly Hubs!
We work hard and play hard. A few months ago, we took the team offsite to Dubai. We also recently hosted a ski week in Colorado. More travel to come!
We are hiring people excited about the next generation of financial infrastructure. Join us!
Open Prioritized Roles:
- Head of Business Operations
- Backend Engineer
- Engineering Manager
- Security Engineer
- Senior Backend Engineer
- Community Growth Director
- Data Scientist
What we offer
- Interesting work on cutting-edge tech
- An experienced team to learn from
- Competitive salary and equity
- Employee-friendly equity terms (early exercise, extended exercise)
- Work remotely or at any of the Firefly Hubs for 3 months
- Health, Dental & Vision Insurance in US (stipend if remote)
- Take as much time off as you need to be productive
- Parental leave
- Stipend to set up your home office (4k display, desk, chair etc.)
- Company paid lunch and coffee during work days
- Company paid co-working space/desk at an office
- Annual ski trips, events, and travel