About Madrona Venture Labs

Madrona Venture Labs is the startup studio and incubation arm of Madrona Venture Group – the leading venture capital firm in the Pacific Northwest. Together, we partner with founders from day one to build venture-scale companies focused on AI-driven applications, automation, Web3, next-gen infrastructure, and the future of work. 

About Metastitch

Metastitch is a new company backed by Madrona Venture Labs. 

The emergence of Web3 has introduced new ways for businesses to engage with their customers while building impactful and enduring communities. Recognizing the power and potential of Web3 for businesses, Metastitch was founded to build the first community growth platform for brands in Web3. 

Through Metastitch, brands are empowered to thoughtfully engage in Web3 commerce; intelligent software filters out noise and penetrates the inherent opaqueness of Web3 to enable brands to define audiences, gather insights, build communities, drive growth, and ultimately unlock commerce opportunities. 

About the Role

We are looking for a Lead Engineer to help us build the first version of our product. Working closely with leadership, you will define the core backend systems and APIs. You will mentor new engineers as we continue to grow the engineering team. You will help us define a next-generation stack combining incumbent best-in-class tools with new Web3 components.You’ll dig into ambiguously understood requirements to offer technical direction while we design precise product needs together.

Beyond selecting tools and defining processes, as an early team member you will also critically impact the direction of the company. We expect you to be influential in shaping the norms and culture of the engineering team and the Company at large.

Responsibilities

Metastitch is an early-stage startup, so we will be focused on identifying the most impactful customer needs and designing our technology to deliver effective solutions. Like your teammates, you’ll wear many hats, but the following should give you a sense for the types of common activities of your role:

  • Establish CI/CD frameworks for high quality development
  • Select and implement testing frameworks
  • Integrate with popular Web3 community platforms like Twitter & Discord
  • Design services that expose intelligence derived from unique analysis of data from the blockchain
  • Implement production quality data science algorithms as real time services
  • Deploy and maintain infrastructure-as-code on AWS
  • Work with teammates and product owners to turn customer feedback into live features
  • Help select a tech stack that allows the team to move fast. Languages and frameworks including but not limited to: Nodejs (incl. ethers.js/web3.js), SQL & no-SQL query languages, Python 3, and Reactjs
  • Review code and designs to contribute to a culture of collaboration and high quality execution
  • Mentor new team members to help them get up to speed

Qualifications

  • 5+ years professional software development experience
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs
  • Experience designing and implementing back end architectures
  • Experience with SQL and no-SQL databases
  • Able to build dynamic web applications in javascript
  • Able to maintain cloud infrastructure as code (preferably AWS)
  • Strong interest in learning web3 technologies
  • Preference for candidates located in or willing to move to Seattle; open to US-based candidates operating out of Pacific Standard Time

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary

  • Equity stake

  • 100% covered benefits

Apply now

To apply or request more information, please email us at opportunities@madronavl.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.