Full-Stack Engineer, Developer Experience

Full-Stack Engineer, Developer Experience




Distributed Canada, Toronto

About Source

We strive to be the data management layer of the decentralized web. We believe that making data user-centric and easy to work with gives people the opportunity to free their genius and create tools that change the world, unlocking the true potential of Web3. Source is a suite of new technologies that work together to make data interoperable. We’re empowering developers to make apps and devices that talk to each other, to allow users to truly own their data, and to secure information cryptographically to ensure trust.


Minimum expected salary: $125,000 CAD + equity

Shape the future of Web3

Decentralized applications are a fast-growing market expected to reach $368B+ by 2027 and Source is pioneering the foundational technologies to help it get there and go beyond. Source is transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps people use every day. We are building the future of data management and are the first database provider to receive backing from Dwight Merriman the founder of MongoDB, the predominant cloud database and a global roster of Web3 investors. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

About the Role

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about creating beautiful, idiomatic, and ergonomic developer interfaces to build an amazing developer experience for our database and blockchain.

As a Developer Experience lead, you will be responsible for the end-to-end experience of developers working with our database and blockchain. This experience consists of tools and libraries that developers use to connect to, operate, and use our suite of technologies. You will champion our mission to increase developer adoption and satisfaction by providing a reliable enjoyable interface for developers and other end-users.

Working closely with our CTO and co-founders, you will be part of a collaborative culture striving to make user-centric data interoperable across Web3. We're looking for someone who will take ownership over designing, writing, and supporting Open Source libraries and tools. You'll be expected to work on our internally-built SDK and CLI, as well as contribute to open-source adapters and plugins for language ORMs and drivers.

You'll be working on

  • Contribute to the growth of the open-source developer ecosystem. You bring your expertise and commitment to excellence to help build a database that makes data easy for everyone.
  • Develop, maintain, and ship an idiomatic set of language SDKs for the DefraDB API
  • Develop and maintain the DefraDB CLI
  • Work with the community of DefraDB users to understand their use cases and help create frictionless integrations with DefraDB, for their applications, and their development workflows.
  • Work with strategic partners in the modern application development ecosystem to advance developer experience for DefraDB.

You're most likely to succeed in this role if you

  • A passion for working on complex technical products and have exposure to topics such as distributed/decentralized systems, concurrency control, data replication, file systems, or NoSQL processing.
  • Experience building beautiful, idiomatic, and easy-to-use developer experiences, such as SDKs, CLIs, APIs, or UIs
  • Interest in creating tools that maximally relieve developer pain in connecting to, operating.
  • Experience as an application developer and database user. You might have developed Jamstack applications, serverless applications, or conventional web apps.
  • Comfort using programming languages like Go, Rust, Java, Python, Javascript, or Typescript. Polyglot programmers are preferred since you will be working with several programming languages as you work to build out a suite of SDKs.
  • Familiarity with GraphQL language and tools
  • Experience building front-end UI and tooling, consumable by developers using React, Vue, or Angular
  • Experience building collaborative relationships with your colleagues. You enjoy being part of the code review process and partnering with your teammates on challenging problems.
  • Have participated in Open Source software development and/or communities
  • Can make pragmatic design tradeoffs, balancing features, maintainability, and delivery time
  • Experience building collaborative relationships with your colleagues. You enjoy being part of the code review process and partnering with your teammates on challenging problems.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.

Success in this role means

In the first month, you will join your engineering team and start to learn about our production systems, software development workflow, and the architecture of DefraDB and complementary technologies. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology, company, and our culture.

As our team grows you will have the opportunity to not only shape the direction of development for DefraDB but work alongside the founders to shape the future of the project and Source ecosystem as a whole. We want our users to have a phenomenal experience using our product and you play a crucial role in making DefraDB a joy to use. We also offer technical training and experienced mentorship to help you learn and grow into whatever you wish it to be.

What we offer

Work with a great team-building the future of Web3
Keep company with leaders in Web3
Flexible work arrangement
Flexible work hours
Unlimited days off
Great healthcare benefits
Technology spending budget
Competitive compensation, including equity

Ready to apply?