We are looking for talented and motivated engineers to join the Engineering team at O(1) Labs.  This is a chance to join a small, collaborative team and have a ton of independence while working on fascinating cross-disciplinary problems in computing and building on the first cryptocurrency protocol with a succinct blockchain, Mina Protocol.

The team:

The Exploration team will be run similarly to any other at O(1), except building on o1js, kimchi, and Mina directly. As ideas flow internally, the team will build prototypes of our newest zkApp ideas, test out experimental new zk designs in practice, and establish the patterns that empower o1js with whole new uses. The team will serve as inspiration for the community and us all at O(1), with their projects used as shining examples, the jumping-off point for whole new companies, and the foundation for the success of the whole ecosystem.

As the team brings the whole ecosystem forward, they will share their work at events, helping to cement the reputation of O(1) as world-class zk engineers and pillars of the ecosystem. As leaders in the community, they will be well-placed to support and direct both new and experienced developers, and will be a huge help in understanding the quirks/issues that developers may experience and we can work to resolve.

The insights that the team have will be invaluable for our success, and their deep knowledge of which ideas are practical and exciting will be a strong indicator for the focus of O(1) as we continue to grow. The team will follow the engineering tradition of sharing learnings and exciting new projects in blog posts and twitter threads to further O(1) Labs’ reputation as a thought leader in the zk space.

The role:

At O(1) Labs, Mina is in the DNA of everything we do. As zkApps become a reality on Mina’s mainnet with the Berkeley upgrade, we want to continue to grow the community and lead by example, bringing our expertise to the wider zkApps landscape.

We are looking for a leader who can develop and expand the Exploration team, ensuring that they are at the forefront of zk technology, and helping team members to support and grow the ecosystem through work with external partners and the broader Mina community.

 

In this role you will:

  • Mentor engineers, helping them to grow professionally, and create an environment where they feel empowered to contribute their best
  • Lead and establish team structure, culture and processes that provide high collaboration, accountability, and wide visibility
  • Foster an environment where the team can achieve and maintain technical and product expertise, keeping up-to-date with the latest features and usages
  • Understand the interactions between the proof system, protocol and SDK, and clearly communicate how these components collectively enable zkApps
  • Collaborate with Product, Marketing, Business Development and other stakeholders to develop and execute well-informed engineering roadmaps
  • Support Business Development with partner projects through zkApps solutions architects
  • Contribute to the success and excellence we pride ourselves on at O(1) Labs

 

Ideal candidates will have experience with engineering management, and will have experience with or interest in:

  • Zero-knowledge proof systems
  • Cryptography and/or blockchains
  • Public-facing projects
  • Novel research and implementation
  • Programming language theory and design
  • Javascript or Typescript
  • API abstractions and high-quality Developer User Experience

However, there are no hard requirements; we’re more interested in learning about your individual background.

About us:

O(1) Labs is the team that incubated, launched and contributes to Mina Protocol, a Layer 1 blockchain that  compresses the blockchain from hundreds of gigabytes down to the size of a few tweets and  can scale to millions of users while remaining decentralized enough for cell phones to be fully verifying nodes.  Using the power of Mina and zk technology we are at the forefront of building a privacy centered Web 3.0. 

With this work we are driving the potential to reimagine social structures. We believe in and are dedicated to incorporating diverse perspectives from conception through realization.

Our team is spread out around the world and offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

If you'd be interested in talking further, please get in touch by sending an email with your resume and the subject "Exploration Engineering Manager" to ryan.andersen@o1labs.org.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive company. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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