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Senior Software Engineer (Blockchain)

Monad

Monad

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Monad Labs is a venture-backed startup building the Monad blockchain, a high-performance smart contract platform built to bring world adoption to decentralized apps. Monad delivers 1000x the throughput of Ethereum—10,000 transactions per second—while maintaining backward-compatibility for Ethereum smart contracts, offering users and developers the best of both worlds.

Founded by Jump Trading alums, our team solves challenging problems in distributed systems engineering and low-latency optimization, authoring novel open source code to implement a new, high-performance, high-reliability, high-value system.

After raising a $19 million seed round backed by Dragonfly Capital, Placeholder Capital, Naval Ravikant, and other leaders in the crypto space, we are hiring a few more exceptional engineers who want to work on challenging and impactful problems in a fast-paced environment.

The Role

Monad Labs is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the core engineering team to focus on components that integrate the blockchain with the outside world, such as JSON-RPC, indexers, wallets, bridges, storage, analytics platforms, and applications. You’ll leverage existing experience with blockchain engineering to build systems that are intuitive and highly performant. You will be part of a small, high-functioning team in a fast-paced startup environment.

Who You Are

  • You have at least 4 years of software engineering experience
  • You have prior experience in blockchain engineering at a Layer-1, Layer-2, or Infrastructure (Oracle, Bridge, Indexer, RPC Provider, Wallet, or other high-performance app) project
  • You have backend engineering experience in low-level languages such as C, C++, or Rust
  • You have built something significant from scratch
  • You are a great communicator who is willing to participate in technical discussions, reviews, and documentation
  • You value the following qualities that define Monad’s Engineering team
    • Ability to DO things. When it comes to problem-solving, we value practicality and common sense.
    • Strong design skills (e.g. higher-level thinking about how system design, appropriate abstractions, maintainability, to name a few, work)
    • Excellence in whatever you have worked on before
    • Rigorous development mindset


Why work with us

    • You’ll work on extremely challenging problems with massive impact
    • You’ll work with and learn from a small, exceptional team (bios here: https://monad.xyz/team)
    • You’ll receive a competitive salary and competitive total compensation package.
    • You’ll shape the culture as an early employee and make impactful contributions from day one
    • You’ll be part of a flat, results-driven organization
    • Your work will be deeply impactful

Salary and benefits

Minimum full-time salary of $200,000. (**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary; a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

Monad Labs’ benefits include unlimited and encouraged paid time off; insurance coverage; home office equipment stipend; monthly wellness/fitness stipend; and 10 company-observed holidays.