Senior Protocol Engineer

May 14, 2024

Job Description

Here’s a rephrased version:

“We see Ethereum as a potential solution to significant global coordination challenges. Since our beginnings as a research group, we’ve aimed to enhance both its technology and principles.

Currently, Ethereum’s growth is hindered by its performance and scalability limitations. We’re developing a refined solution openly, under an MIT open source license, as we believe in the power of open source innovation to expedite progress.

OP Labs is constructing the Optimism mainnet and the infrastructure for all OP-Stack chains. Our goal is to vastly enhance Ethereum’s performance and direct the profits towards supporting Ethereum’s public goods. Operating as a Public Benefit Corporation enables us to align our goals with the greater good, advancing towards a sustainable internet future.

What are the responsibilities for this role?

  • Collaborate with the OP Labs Protocol Team to develop the Optimism protocol.
  • Lead the core OP Stack development, including op-geth, op-node, op-batcher, and op-proposer.
  • Execute protocol upgrades.
  • Work with the OP Labs DevInfra team to manage the production networks (OP Mainnet & Sepolia) and broader Superchain infrastructure.
  • Aid other core development teams in contributing to the OP Stack.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Extensive software engineering experience with a track record of delivering production code.
  • Proficiency in developing, testing, and deploying smart contracts on the mainnet.
  • In-depth understanding of Ethereum and the EVM.
  • Solid grasp of computer science and distributed systems fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in Go and Solidity or willingness to learn.

What makes us stand out?

  • We prioritize our employees’ well-being, offering competitive compensation, fully covered medical, dental, and vision benefits, along with a 4% 401K match.
  • We celebrate our team’s achievements and foster a supportive environment for personal and professional growth.
  • Our team is diverse, drawing strength from varied backgrounds and perspectives.
  • We operate fully remotely, maintaining deep engagement, high skill levels, and a fun atmosphere.
  • We have a long-term vision, with founders deeply involved in scaling Ethereum since 2015.

We actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply, recognizing the value of different perspectives in our work. If you believe your background could contribute to Optimism, we welcome your application, striving to build an inclusive and supportive environment for you to thrive in your career.