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Solidity developer jobs are expected to increase exponentially in the coming years.
That is largely because of Solidity’s rapid adoption as a programming language to create applications of smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. ⛓
But first, what is Solidity?
Solidity is a programming language which runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It can be used to create smart contracts, which allows developers to write self-executing code that doesn’t require human intervention.
Its syntax is simple enough to allow for an intuitive understanding of what the code does, but complex enough to allow for large and sophisticated applications.
What do Solidity developers do?
Solidity developers use the Solidity language to build and deploy smart contracts on Ethereum based applications.
It is also important to add that the language is native to the Ethereum Blockchain.
Some significant job duties and responsibilities, depending on the seniority of a role, include:
- Develop, deploy and manage smart contracts on a public blockchain
- Interpretation of client requirements for the blockchain solutions architect
- Supervision of smart contract development projects
- Development of new functionalities and enhancements
- Working on Solidity code integration
- Assessment of technical reviews of solutions
- Ensuring blockchain integration with existing applications
- New ideas on smart contract development
If you’re a developer thinking of transitioning from web2 to web3 to find 10x opportunities, you’re going to have to study a bit. But before that, let’s check out what Solidity dev demand and salary looks like.
Demand & salaries for Solidity developers in 2022
The demand for Solidity developers was through the roof in 2021. What’s more is that it will continue to be as such in 2022. Why?
There just aren’t enough Solidity developers around, but a lot of people are looking for them. And because there aren’t much trained for the skill to do these jobs, the cash that comes with them is bonkers.
Like half a million dollars level of bonkers.
You read that right.
Of course that’s not for the entry-level folks, but hey, you could very much get there and very fast.
According to Solidity salary report on Crypto Jobs List,
- In Asia, the average base salary for a Solidity developer is $125,000 per year, with a low base salary of $100,000 and a high base salary of $150,000.
- For remote work, the average base salary for a remote Solidity developer is $145,000 per year, with a low base salary of $100,000 and a high base salary of $200,000.
- In the US, the average base salary for a Solidity developer is $127,500 per year, with a low base salary of $80,000 and a high base salary of $180,000.
Companies hiring for Solidity developer jobs
If you’re learning or are already proficient for example you’ve already built dApps in Solidity, and are curious to see which companies are hiring Solidity developers, there are several.
Most of these are hiring for junior and senior Solidity developer jobs. And one of the coolest things about them is they’re remote roles – most of them, and some even pay in crypto!
Check them out:
ClubRare is a collector-centered marketplace for physical goods on web3. They aim to connect the metaverse to the real world. Their standard job post for a Smart Contract Developer says this:
The ideal candidate will understand the value of clear and performant code as well as want to define the leading solution. They’ll want to build a new category of computing platform and a thriving open source ecosystem.
As of now the ClubRare Careers page is not up so they’re using third-party websites for hiring. A quick Google search will show you job openings.
prePO is a decentralized trading platform enabling anyone from any place to gain exposure to any pre-public asset. The company is looking for a Smart Contract Engineer (Solidity) and the job post looks something like this:
The ideal candidate will have solid smart contract proficiency, a keen understanding of financial concepts, and a consistent track record of solving critical engineering problems.
Not bad, right? Try your luck by visiting their Careers page.
🧱 Universal Market Access: UMA
UMA states that its mission is to make financial markets universally accessible – unrestrained by censorship, pre-existing financial and social capital, or beliefs and values. Additionally, in the organization’s openings for Smart Contract Engineers, they mention the following responsibilities:
- Protocol Architecture: Research and develop protocol upgrades and new financial concepts
- Smart Contracts: Implement designs with a focus on security, simplicity, ease of use, and gas-efficiency
- Code Review and Mentorship: Write code in a highly collaborative open source ecosystem
- Bots: write off-chain code to interact with and manage smart contracts
If you’re curious about this role, you can check out their Careers page.
If you’re not already aware of Alchemy, it’s a super popular and world-class developer platform to bring blockchain to billions of people around the globe. A typical Smart Contract Engineer at Alchemy is like this:
We’re building out distributed protocols to augment our developer platform. As one of our first smart contract engineers you will be architecting and building those protocols, and setting the bar for highly readable, optimized, and secure code backed by a comprehensive test suite.
There’s a lot more about this job you can find on the Alchemy Careers page.
🧱 ChainLink Labs
Chainlink allows developers to create hybrid smart contracts that combine a rich suite of secure off-chain services with on-chain code and distributed Oracle networks. Here are some responsibilities that come attached with their standard job posting for a Solidity Engineer:
- Interface with leadership, customers, users, and the community to implement seamless integrations to allow for the exponential growth of the network
- Lead application-specific integrations with Chainlink
- Provide support for integrating partners making use of Chainlink
- Develop best practices and documentation to scale integrations
You can check out their Careers page for details.
🧱 Impossible Finance
Impossible Finance is a multi-chain ecosystem and considers itself the go-to crypto investment platform for quality and fair investment opportunities. They too have Solidity developer jobs, of which a standard posting looks like this:
- Strong software design/architecture skill set
- Strong background in writing smart contracts in Solidity
- Good understanding of the EVM
- Good understanding of smart contract security and known failure modes
For more information, you can go through their job board.
Binance is a global blockchain company that enables digital asset exchange. This helps with the adoption of crypto. A standard job for Smart Contract Developer (Solidity) on their website states this:
We are looking for a Smart Contract Developer to design/build secure and reliable dApps on blockchain.
You can go through their careers page for more information.
There are plenty of free Solidity tutorials on Metaschool to get you started. Take our advice and make something out of this amazing opportunity.
These Web3 companies are just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll keep populating this list over time, so be sure to come back and keep watching it.
It is important to mention, though, that if there is anytime to get into the Web3 space: it is now.
The competitive edge you will gain by joining a market that is not yet saturated will be MASSIVE. Great growth, great learning, and great compensation.
So, LFG 🚀🔥