DeFi Interest Rates: Institutional and Protocol BD


Zug, Zug, Switzerland Remote

Full time

Sales / Biz Dev

Oct 31

About the job

About IPOR


IPOR Labs AG, based in Zug, Switzerland, specializes in the development of blockchain-based interest rates and derivatives infrastructure and protocol software. The company was founded in 2021 by crypto veterans with over a decade of industry experience.

The IPOR Labs team consists of experts with deep expertise across derivatives, quantitative finance, enterprise and blockchain software development, and decentralized and crypto financial markets.

The IPOR Protocol

The IPOR Protocol consists of two main parts: 1) a benchmark interest rate for DeFi, and 2) a suite of interest rate derivative (IRD) DEXes.

The IPOR Index: The Inter Protocol Over-block Rate is the benchmark interest rate for decentralized finance. Currently, there are three IPOR rates for USDC, USDT spot rates.

The IPOR IRDs: The first instrument to reference the IPOR rates is a 4 week interest rate swap (IRS). The instrument combines the best of DeFi incorporating a liquidity pool and an AMM with the most liquid global OTC derivative.

The IPOR Index and IRDs are core DeFi primitives for the future of decentralized credit markets.

Job Description

The business development team enables institutional protocol users and external protocol builders to leverage the on-chain instruments such as the IPOR Index and IPOR Interest Rate Swaps for their day to day activities.


  • Develop a deep understanding of DeFi specific interest rate behavior
  • Bring a deep understanding on interest rate markets and trading strategies to DeFi players
  • Build relationships with institutions exploring crypto and DeFi markets
  • Build distribution networks with traditional data players for the IPOR Index

The BD role helps institutions analyze the on-chain instruments for use in risk management, and trading strategies such as carry trades, momentum trading, or delta neutral strategies. Institutional users may include high frequency trading firms, CeFi lenders, crypto hedge funds, family offices, and other institutions exploring DeFi fixed income opportunities. This role will develop strategies, work with protocol builders as they implement future instruments, and build relationships with entities wishing to access DeFi products and builders of solutions for institutional DeFi access.

They will also actively promote the IPOR as the defacto benchmark rate of DeFi by developing relationships with institutional data providers to offer on-chain and off-chain IPOR data. They will take a hands-on role along with the IPOR Labs quant team in building out the yield curve in DeFi.

In leading protocol-to-protocol development the BD role would actively seek out new protocols adjacent to interest rates in DeFi to build structured products, protocol integrations, asset management vaults, and automated risk management strategies.


  • The ability to apply TradFi principles to nascent DeFi markets
  • Creativity in solving complex problems
  • Organizational, relational, and communicative skills

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