Senior Elixir Developer - Hawku, Inc. - SF Bay Area - Remote only

  • Are you a developer who loves Elixir/Liveview and/or an experience Ruby developer who would be very interested in developing in Elixir?
  • Do you want to get involved in Web3/ blockchain / NFTs?
  • Are you interested in Web3 games or meta-verses?
  • Do you want to get in early with a very small company where you can make an outsized impact?

About us
Hawku has created the premier marketplace for utility and gaming NFTs - a multi-billion dollar industry that is exploding in growth. Hawku launched in June 2021 as a data-analysis site for and within 3 months reached 3M monthly page views. In Feb 2022, Hawku launched a marketplace for people to buy and sell NFTs directly on Hawku and reached over 6000 sales and $2.5M in NFTs sold in its first 6 weeks. Hawku is written in Elixir and therefore is also the first NFT marketplace written in Elixir. Hawku is backed by some of the top VCs in the web2.0 and crypto industries including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dragonfly Capital, Multicoin Capital and Alameda Research.

Company name: Hawku, Inc.
Country: USA
Company info and history:

You can see our company history here in previous forum posts here:
Hawku - The first NFT Marketplace written in Elixir/Liveview! and Sponsor Spotlight: Hawku - #2 by hawku

About the job

Job title: Senior Elixir Developer
Job description:

You will be one of the first key members of the < 10 person Hawku team.

You will be working with a technical, data-driven and product-focused team. The founder is an Elixir developer and MBA with 20+ years of experience starting and growing companies.

You will be working on building and improving the Hawku marketplace, linking together game and meta-verse specific data with for sale and bid listings - all in Elixir.

As a key member of a small team you will have the opportunity to not just develop products but also shape the future of the company and an entire industry.

This is a rare opportunity to get in very early in a new fully-remote venture building a really fun product with huge growth potential.

Salary range: Market Rates

Position on remote work: We are a remote-only company
Qualifications or experience required:

  • You have 4+ years of software engineering experience ideally with at least one Elixir project. Otherwise you have ample experience in Ruby or Python.
  • You are customer focused - you are motivated by how to best solve customer’s problems - not just the hottest tech. You get excited seeing customers jump up and down for joy when talking about your products.
  • You ideally have experience in a start-up environment
  • You have an understanding of the full software development lifecycle
  • You love intellectual challenges and are intellectually curious.
  • You believe in Elixir and want to help grow the Elixir ecosystem by (among other things) producing and open-sourcing tooling for Elixir.
  • You enjoy companies that are scrappy, and are able to do more with less.
  • You like data.
  • You are goal oriented and tend to thrive on execution (i.e. you get stuff done.)
  • You prefer things that are simple over complicated
  • You have a witty sense of humor (or at least can tolerate bad puns).

The company works in a PETAL framework (Phoenix, Elixir, Tailwind, Alpine, Liveview) with some web3 add-ons in Javascript.

What the successful job applicant will be working on:

About the interview process

  1. Applications are reviewed and a subset of candidates are screened.

  2. If screening is successful, the next step is a paid open-source technical challenge (an up to 8 hour paid project for a tool needed in Elixir where code is open-sourced so that we can contribute to the community)

  3. The team then does a technical collaborative code walk through with the candidate on the code they produced

  4. Reference checks and offer!
    Further info

To apply, please go to


Does remote include outside the US for this position?

It does but we are limiting this to select countries in North America, South America and Europe for time-zone and regulatory reasons.

Hope that helps!

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