Vest Technologies

11 - 25 employees
< 10 engineers
$10m - $25m funding
Series a

At Vest, we believe that Proof-of-Stake Blockchains will be an integral part of the next generation of the internet. Vest is a platform that makes cryptocurrency staking accessible to everyone. By building tools and services for investors, coin holders, and developers alike, we hope to be a key leader of the protocol economy. We recently secured our Series A funding, are working out of a brand new office in San Francisco and have a small, hard-working core team.

Our immediate aim is to develop a marketplace for crypto-staking financial products. Vest will support both sides of the marketplace: it will enable users to seamlessly initiate, manage and trade a variety of crypto-staking products while also allowing staking service providers to offer their services to our user base. We will chiefly maintain the Vest marketplace software and may secondarily offer investment advisory and staking services. Further, we anticipate contributing to the development of staking protocols when strategically aligned.

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Why join us?

  • We are funded by well-known investors: Polychain, Andreesen Horowitz and Coinbase.

  • Our team is full of young people who have backgrounds at Twitter, Google, Two Sigma, Intel, Jane Street and Salesforce.

  • We have a runway in excess of three years.

Engineering at Vest Technologies

Engineering team and processes

On a monthly basis, the engineering team defines an updated product specification, which includes the new product features to be completed in the subsequent month. These specifications consist of independent components which can be completed, at least partially, in parallel. The engineering team is split up into small teams and assigned to these different components, depending on their specific skillsets and interests. The teams are expected to meet regularly and use a combination of Asana, Github (issues and pull requests), and Quip, to track their progress.

Technical Challenges

At Vest, we are using functional programming (Haskell) to build applications which allow users to seamlessly interact with experimental blockchain technology and securely manage and earn interest on digital assets. We also build tools to meaningfully monitor and analyze blockchain data and contribute to the development of open source, generic cryptographic tools.

Projects you might work on
  • Integrate Tezos Delegation browser support for a hardware cryptocurrency wallet e.g. Ledger.

  • Analyze the currency distribution and usage of of active Ethereum users to determine the potential size of the staking market.

  • Launch and maintain a secure, resilient, distributed Tezos Baker.

Tech stack

Working at Vest Technologies

We value hard work but also a work life balance. We like to go on company trips, out for company meals and hang out after work at the new office. Being a young team, having fun while we work is important to us.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    20 working days, along with national holidays and 2 weeks where you can work from anywhere over Christmas

  • Free Food

    All meals during the work day are paid for. We also have a fridge and cabinet full of snacks and have a company UberEats for meals outside of lunch.

  • Gym/Fitness

    We reimburse employees up to $250 for gym-related expenses each month.

  • Travel

    All company related travel is paid for.

  • Beautiful Office

    We are located right on Mission and New Montgomery in the heart of San Francisco with a newly furnished 3,900 square foot office.

  • Company Retreats

    In August we did a team retreat to Bali, Indonesia. Later on this year we will be travelling to Los Angeles for a week and plan on taking trips each quarter to work in new locations around the US.

  • Pet Friendly

    We let all well behaved pets come to work.

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We regularly go to conferences. We have attended conferences in Berlin, Prague and Tokyo over the last year.

  • Flexible Hours

    Most of our engineers arrive around 10am and leave around 6pm but as long as you are getting your work done, hours are not a problem.

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical, dental and vision insurance.

  • Team Activities

    Every Friday we have a team lunch out and a happy hour after work. One Thursday every month we do a team activity like okKarting, wine-tasting or whale watching.

  • Transportation

    We pay for local travel to and from the office.

  • Relocation

    We offer up to $10,000 in relocation expenses.

Our Team by the Numbers

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