Staff Rust Developer at Polygon Technology

May 30, 2024

Job Description

Polygon Labs, a software development company, is dedicated to building a network of aggregated blockchains through the AggLayer, secured by Ethereum. This public infrastructure will unify user bases and liquidity for all connected chains, leveraging Ethereum as the settlement layer. Polygon Labs has significantly contributed to the development of several widely-used scaling protocols and tools for launching blockchains, including Polygon PoS, Polygon zkEVM, Polygon Miden (currently in development), and Polygon CDK.

Job Summary

Polygon Labs seeks an experienced Rust developer to join the team working on Plonky2 and help bring the project to production. The role involves tackling novel challenges in the Zero Knowledge (ZK) space, requiring a willingness to explore uncharted territory and solve complex problems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement code for interacting with Plonky2
  • Build scalable and secure systems using Rust
  • Conduct code reviews
  • Mentor junior team members
  • Design architecture for future projects

A Day in the Life

  • Implement new features for Plonky2 integration in Rust
  • Review open pull requests
  • Review future project architectures
  • Research solutions for new problems

About the Team

  • A distributed Rust team addressing novel problems in the ZK space
  • Focus on ZK technology in the coming years, placing you at the center of innovation


  • Minimum 2 years of experience with Rust
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Knowledge of Ethereum internals
  • Understanding of zero-knowledge proofs

Polygon Labs Perks

The total rewards program at Polygon Labs supports the health and well-being of employees and their families, offering a comprehensive compensation plan with benefits such as:

  • Remote-first global workforce
  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision health insurance*
  • Company matching 401k with 3% match*
  • $1,500 Home Office Setup Allowance (lifetime max)
  • $200 Annual Book Allowance
  • $75 Monthly internet or phone reimbursement
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Quarterly company-wide wellness Friday
  • Company-issued laptop
  • Egg freezing, mental health, and wellness benefits

*Note: Medical, dental, and vision coverage varies by country and plan specifics. 401k is for U.S. employees only.

Polygon Labs is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected statuses. We ensure dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity for all, offering accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

If you think you have the necessary skills but don’t meet every requirement, please reach out. We would love to discuss if you could be a great fit.