Aug 18, 2023

Senior Staff Engineer

  • Polymer Labs
  • Remote
Full time Engineering

Job description

You will be joining our Protocol team. You will apply your experience in web2 on both OSS work around IBC ( 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


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 (


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.