Rust Engineer

Undisclosed salaryEngineeringFull timePermanent
Singapore, SG100% remote

Required skills


Senior (5 years)


Regular (2 years)

About the position

About Acala

Acala's mission is to build and nurture the autonomous financial infrastructure of the decentralized web. Delivering on this mission will bring more financial accessibility, opportunity, and prosperity to everyone on the planet through a new, open financial system.

Our core project is the Acala Network itself, which we expect to become the de facto DeFi parachain and stablecoin of the Polkadot ecosystem. Polkadot provides the underlying trust primitives to our parachain, upon which we’ve built our suite of financial primitives including; decentralized, multi-collateral stablecoin; trustless staking derivatives, and Decentralized Exchange. These primitives will be used by us and other teams to power open DeFi innovations, and remove the need for the intermediaries that inhabit almost every conventional trust-based financial system.

We have secured our support from eminent backers like Polychain, Coinbase Venture, Pantera and many more. Acala began its launch process on December 18, 2021, and we've got regular product launches and tokenomic incentive programs planned throughout 2022, so there’s no better time to join the DeFi mission and be a part of the future that we’re building...because we're building it for you, too.

NB: For the fastest response to any of our positions, apply directly on our website:

About the role

As a Software Engineer your role will focus on the development and maintenance of the Acala DeFi primitives; a trustless staking derivative (liquid DOT), a multi-collateralized stablecoin backed by cross-chain assets (aUSD), and an AMM DEX – all with micro gas fees that can be paid in any token. You’ll be working in a team that delivers production level code and you'll contribute new development ideas to our ongoing projects. You won't be working alone, and you'll have a lot of support from Bryan Chen and the other members of the Engineering Team. You can read more about our team in the section below.

Our ideal candidate will have worked on blockchain code before, but perhaps not in a production/deployment environment. They may also have come from an unsuccessful blockchain-incubator program. We're expecting to hire an experienced Rust Engineer who is familiar with Substrate, but we’re open to a wide range of candidates that might have the right combination of secure application development experience and a mature level of interest in decentralised applications. If you're willing to attempt a short Rust evaluation exercise for us, then we want to hear from you.

Competitive Salary | Full Time | Contract | Remote anywhere

What you'll do

  • Maintain & support Substrate-based blockchain applications
  • Develop new DeFi primitives and improve the existing Acala suite
  • Write high-performance high-security Rust code from specifications
  • Make security a top priority and create high-quality software documentation

What it takes

  • Senior-level Rust / C++ development experience (5+yrs)
  • Strong knowledge of secure and scalable software development techniques
  • Familiar with common data structure and crypto algorithms
  • Passion about decentralised applications and the DeFi future
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

What we offer

  • Competitive contract-based compensation (you'll have to invoice us from wherever you are)
  • Flexible working hours within Pacific timezones
  • Collaborative, transparent and empowering work culture
  • Meaningful work on creating better technologies for a fairer future
  • Opportunity to work in a multinational, high-performance team with diverse backgrounds

More Information

  • Series A statement by CEO Ruitao Su
  • Web3 Grant statement by COO Bette Chen
  • Coinbase investment statement by Growth VP Dan Reecer
  • Get started! Try out our Testnet for yourself

NB: For the fastest response to any of our positions, apply directly on our website: For more information on this position, our employment conditions, or anything related to working for Acala, get in touch with our Talent Manager:

Our Team

With approximately 50 full-time team members working across 8 different countries, our team is truly decentralised. We’re some of the leading blockchain innovators, Substrate & Rust engineers, full-stack dApp developers, & Economist Analysts. But we're just people like you, working from our shared desire for a fairer and more inclusive financial system, in direct contrast to the clear shortcomings of the current institutions that run our world.

Our Values

The community we’re building is shaped by our values and fuelled by the needs of all humans:

- Inclusion, Care, Trust, and Respect

- Empowerment

- Guidance and Support

- Friendship, Community, Real Relationships 

We’re building Acala based on a core set of values we believe are in line with the tenets of web3:

- True decentralisation

- Less Trust, More Truth

- Integrity

- Accountability

- Empowering individuals with more autonomy 

What We Have Achieved

Acala was founded in 2019 as an early Web3 Foundation grant recipient, and is an ecosystem and education partner of both the W3F and Polkadot. Throughout 2021 we have proven ourselves to be the DeFi hub(s) of the Polkadot Ecosystem & Community by securing the first crowdloan-funded parachain slots on both the Polkadot & Kusama blockchain networks. But even at this, our true work has only just begun...

NOTE: To all external Recruiters who have 'exciting profiles' to share with us, please do so knowing that without signed terms & conditions Acala deem any introductions made to be a complimentary courtesy to the development of the world's Web3 infrastructure. Thank you for your support.


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Singapore, SG