Technical Lead

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Jul 20, 2021
Full time

Technical Lead -

About Subsquid:

Subsquid (former Hydra) is an open source framework for indexing and transforming blockchain data, making it easily accessible for dApps. Subsquid started as a Hakusama hackathon project a year ago, and is a member of the Substrate Builders program. Nowadays Subsquid powers one of the most complex dApps built on top of Substrate chains, such as Joystream Atlas and Subsocial. Subsquid with its battle-tested two-tier architecture is uniquely positioned to power the most complex and advanced applications in the Polkadot ecosystem and beyond. 

Our vision is that the growing complexity of Web3 dApps requires a new toolset for data ingestion and transformation. We believe that the developer’s creative minds should be focused on the application logic, and not be distracted by setting up the data infrastructure. Frequent iterations and short deployment cycles is what we understand by the best-in-class Dev UX. 


As a Technical Lead we expect you to:

  • Be well-connected to the developer community and maintain a small (1-2 developers) dedicated team of code warriors

  • Lead the long-term gradual decentralisation of Hydra, from ideation to mainnet

  • Navigate through trade-offs and prioritize the most needed features in collaboration with CEO

  • Ensure consistent best practices, processes and procedures for software development and quality assurance

  • Ensure the partners get the best possible dev experience with short feedback loops and frequent releases

We believe our ideal candidate

  • Has experience as team lead for 2+ years and 5+ years of relevant background

  • Has a track record of building a live product from an idea to production

  • Has strong opinion on how the future Web3 stack will look like or is eager to deep dive into the Web3 rabbit hole

  • Has high degree of empathy and can easily relate to developers pains

  • Nice-to-have: participated in open-source projects in crypto/blockchains


Our Tech Stack

  • Databases: Redis, Postgres

  • Backend: Typescript

We are pragmatic and opinionated with our stack and always welcome well-thought suggestions to onboard new tech.


Hydra is a well-funded project. We offer very generous token allocation and competitive salary based on the expectations and experience.

Get in touch in Telegram: @MF_1337