What we do
DeFi is at a fork in the road. Continued regulatory scrutiny and unhappy users burned by unsustainable APYs present us all with a simple choice: Either we continue building an entirely open yet isolated ecosystem, or we begin bridging the gap between all financial services and DeFi, through a willingness to engage with regulation and compliance.

Violet’s mission is to evolve trust in DeFi towards eventually running all finance on-chain. Our infrastructure is applicable to many use cases, however our near-term focus is on building Mauve, the first compliant and registered DEX. In service of our mission, we have raised a total of $15m from leading venture and crypto native investors, including BlueYard, Balderton, and Coinbase Ventures.

As we progress on our ambitious roadmap, we are looking for a staff level backend engineer to join our talented team. We are building cutting edge compliance and identity management infrastructure at the intersection of web2 and web3, with a particular focus on user data privacy. We believe our work is the foundation of the next growth phase of crypto overall.


  • Magnify the impact of our engineering organization in their implementation of complex distributed systems and delightful applications
  • Take end-to-end ownership of key parts of the system. From product development to ensuring uptime, observability and performance at scale
  • Lead, improve, and document processes for technical prioritization, planning, design, implementation and releases
  • Act as mentor for other members of the team


  • 6+ years of professional experience working with Nodejs (Typescript bonus) at high-growth software companies - ideally serving business customers
  • Strong technology fundamentals across
    • software architecture and API design (for micro services and distributed systems)
    • Security and cryptography (data integrity, encryption and signature)
    • identity management, authentication and authorization protocols (OIDC, OAuth2, etc)
  • Ability to make high impact decisions about the long term viability/scalability of technical solutions
  • Communication via system design diagrams and ability to toggle between breadth and depth
  • An interest/passion and foundational understanding of web3 and blockchains. You should have some familiarity with popular DeFi applications and how they work. Prior professional experience in DeFi is not required
  • Bonus points:
    • If you have published about your work before (twitter, conferences, blog, etc)
    • Experience writing concise and beautiful developer documentation
    • Familiarity with the codebase of popular DeFi protocols such as Uniswap and Aave
    • Familiarity with the state of research and tooling around ZKPs

What’s it like to work at Violet

Violet is a remote first / distributed organization, with a small hub in Berlin. Today all of our team is in EU time zones and we get together in person every second month for a few days. Recent trips have been to Denver, Amsterdam, and Berlin. We value both the flexibility of remote work, as well as the ability for deep and conceptual work, that is at its best while being around your teammates.


  • Competitive compensation package, including generous equity / token grants
  • Co-working or home office stipend
  • Whatever work gear you may need to feel productive
  • Participation across major industry conferences and hackathons, as well as travel to team on-sites and our hub in Berlin