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Protocol Engineering Manager, Proofs

OP Labs

OP Labs

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.

At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.

OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Oversee a team of engineers dedicated to decentralizing the Optimism core protocol.
  • Empower the engineering team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability, and simplicity—build and reinforce a shipping culture
  • Manage team career development by coaching and mentoring engineers through continuous feedback, goal setting, and development plans
  • Marry research into state-of-the-art technology with a relentless desire to ship product

What skills do you bring?

  • 2+ years of people management experience at a high-growth startup
  • Strong working knowledge of cryptocurrency protocols
  • Experience building crypto/web3 products specifically in the Ethereum ecosystem—experience in Go and Solidity strongly preferred
  • Experience recruiting and building high-performing engineering teams
  • Experience managing geographically distributed teams
  • Experience managing and developing both junior engineers as well as senior individual contributors
  • Ability to develop and ship long-term, complex engineering roadmaps
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment in a rapidly evolving, cutting-edge industry
  • Clear and persuasive writing and in-person communication
  • Working knowledge of ZK proof systems a big plus

What will you like about us?

  • We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here.
  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
  • We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.