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Lisbon, Portugal · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About CoW Protocol

  • CoW Protocol is on a mission to create the fairest and most efficient venue for exchanging digital assets on all EVM-compatible chains. Since launching 2 and a half years ago, we have passed more than $29bn (yes, billion) in trade volume and become the 2nd most popular DEX Aggregator on the market -- aiming for #1
  • We are an ambitious, fast-growing, and international team working at the forefront of DeFi
  • We believe that we can make markets both more efficient and fair by building the ultimate batch auction settlement layer across EVM-compatible blockchains
  • CoW Protocol is the industry leader in protecting users from MEV, including frontrunning and sandwich attacks, which lose traders thousands of dollars every day. The protocol does this by matching trades peer-to-peer and leveraging batch auctions to circumvent MEV bots

By joining us at this early stage, you will make fundamental decisions that will shape the course of the CoW Protocol

About the role

Didn’t find a position that matches your qualifications? Write your ideal job title.

Sometimes we don’t know what we need. And sometimes we do know what we need – but haven’t gotten around to writing a job description yet 🙄. At CoW Swap, we’re always looking for talented people who are passionate about our mission. If that sounds like you, please shoot us a note with your resume and a few sentences on what you can contribute to the team.

It never hurts to put yourself out there. Moooo 🐮

CoW Protocol also has an active Grants Program for people and groups of people who want to contribute to the project outside the Core Team. If you make a proposal, we may just fund it 🤑

What's in it for you?

🌴 Flexible work environment: join our hub Lisbon or work remotely with the option of joining a local coworking space

💪 High level of autonomy, independency, and ownership

🏄‍♀️ Team retreats and regular trips to reunite with the rest of the team

🌴 Generally, 25 days of holidays and more if you need it

📚 Education budget to support your higher ambitions

🎫 Conference budget to keep up to date with the developments of the ecosystem

💻 Hardware budget to make sure you have everything needed for work

👀 Friday afternoons for research of the ecosystem (or a dedicated project)

🐱‍🏍 Work alongside the biggest projects and names of the space

🤝 Possibility to work with highly ambitious, energetic, diverse groups of people

🧠 Impact: you are joining a startup where you can make a huge difference. Your work matters!

😊 But most importantly - grow with us! We're growing rapidly, the industry is expanding fast, and we have a lot to do****

... and many more to come as we listen to your needs!


Life in CoW Protocol is an amazing journey, we pride ourselves on the way we work together. We like autonomy, we think big, and we have a growth mindset. We are a fully remote team that values transparency, clear communication, and ownership. We strive to create an environment where all team members feel empowered to take initiative, experiment, learn from mistakes, and share opinions freely. Our work is open source, designed code is publicly accessible - anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit.

Flexible working hours and environment, asynchronous yet collaborative work, and having as few internal meetings and procedures as possible are not buzzwords to us. We live them.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other folks tend to apply only when they check every box. If you think you have what it takes but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

We want you to have an impact and be a part of this journey 🚀

Type of employment: Full-time independent contractor for an indefinite period (B2B invoice).
At CoW Protocol, we strive to create a space where everyone feels included and empowered. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences. All qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or physical ability