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Senior Staff Engineer

Polymer Labs

Polymer Labs

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

You will be joining our Protocol team. You will apply your experience in web2 on both OSS work around IBC (https://ibcprotocol.org/) and the core Polymer protocol. Web3 and blockchain experience is explicitly not required but is a strong plus.

You Will:

  • Work on solving complex distributed systems problems in a byzantine setting
  • Help to design and implement a secure, scalable, and decentralized inter-blockchain transport protocol
  • Build multi-chain observer infrastructure and tooling to support Polymer's interoperability solution
  • Contribute to the IBC protocol specification (https://ibcprotocol.org/)

What You Will Achieve:

  • In the first month, you will build a deep understanding of Polymer Lab’s core protocol and begin contributing to documentation and testing of the product. You will begin learning about the blockchain interoperability ecosystem and underlying technology; specifically, Polymer's interoperability solution
  • Within 2 months, you will be fully integrated into the team and start taking ownership of various components of Polymer’s tech stack. Success looks like delivering a working testnet/mainnet with ability to reliably and securely support cross-chain messaging at large scale, and drive IBC adoption through innovative contributions to the protocol.

You Have:

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering
  • The ability to independently execute on a project given a loosely defined scope and roadmap
  • Pre-existing experience on how to build high scale systems and experience with building sophisticated application services
  • Ability to manage time and focus on the critical path of a project
  • Experience with Go, Rust, or TypescriptExperience developing and or operating distributed systems at scale
  • Experience with Linux and open source communities
  • Curiosity and drive to learn new things and build solutions from the ground up

About The Team:

  • The engineering team is a diverse group of people with backgrounds working at a variety of both web2 and web3 organizations like Google, Uber, Meta, Arista Networks, etc. Polymer Labs is a software development shop supporting the Polymer protocol and IBC (https://ibcprotocol.org/).

Our Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, equity/token grants, incentive compensation
  • Autonomous, distributed work environment collaborating with a diverse, global team
  • Opportunity to shape and contribute to industry-disrupting infrastructure
  • A place to openly learn bleeding edge innovation in a fast growing industry
  • Health insurance coverage

Polymer Labs is an equal opportunity employer. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't line up exactly with the job description.