Founded by Jump Trading alums, Monad Labs is a tech startup using low-latency programming, compiler optimization, and multithreaded computing to build an ultra-high-performance smart contract platform. The work entails building an optimal stack-based VM that supports multithreaded computation, as well as developing and implementing an efficient Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) algorithm enabling a network of nodes to come to consensus. We recently raised $225M in series A funding to scale our team in bringing the Monad blockchain to production.

About the Role

We are hiring a Senior Software Engineer to research, design, and build core improvements to the blockchain protocol. Your work will involve distributed algorithms, cryptography, and consensus mechanisms. You will draw on previous experience in distributed systems or blockchain engineering, and will work as a vital member of a small, high-performing team.

What you'll do

  • You’ll research, design, and build core improvements to the consensus mechanism, gossip protocol, state synchronization algorithm, leader election protocol, etc.
  • You’ll devise experiments to test worst-case scenarios, and iterate on your design based on the results.
  • You’ll design components while taking into account the behavior of other blockchain systems such as rollups, bridges, or staking systems.
  • You’ll build performant system components from scratch in Rust.

Who you are

  • You have at least 4 years of software engineering experience.
  • You have backend engineering experience in Rust, Go, or C++/C
  • You have excellent instincts for software architecture
  • You value communication and collaboration

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:
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary, along with equity
  • 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.

The majority of our team is in NYC and works together three days a week.  We are open to remote candidates, with a strong preference for candidates based in NYC.

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