About Us

Onward Labs is an open, energetic, hyper-curious venture studio that is building human-centered solutions to empower the masses.

We aim to onboard the world to the next phase of humanity through scalable solutions and new technologies that promote a more equitable, diverse and resilient future.


Role Description

We are currently seeking a Full-Stack Engineer to lead a new initiative focused on creating and managing blockchain validator nodes. In this position you will set up validator nodes for multiple proof-of-stake networks as well as help Onward Labs’ resident founders launch and bootstrap their blockchain-oriented products.

You should have the appropriate hands-on devops and web development experience. Your time will be split between launching new network nodes and building a user interface and web application back end for staking services. Ultimately as this grows you will create a team to manage this initiative, so you should have experience leading a technology team.

An ideal candidate will have the skills and experience outlined below and will be a strong fit for the Onward culture. We are committed to making sure the experience here is challenging, informative and will lead to individual and team growth.

This is a unique opportunity to co-found a key piece of infrastructure that will serve Onward Lab founders as well as the broader Proof-of-Stake ecosystem. This is full-time position based in New York City with competitive equity, salary, benefits, and incentives commensurate with experience and performance.



  • Hands on devops and web development experience, appropriate to build and launch validator nodes from scratch
  • Ensure best-in-class security operations
  • Help to recruit your future team that will help to build a secure, trusted brand that can seamlessly allow crypto-asset holders to earn interest on their holdings


About You

  • You’re curious, driven, and possess a high standard for excellence while constantly looking to grow
  • You’re not afraid to step into new projects, and you exhibit a never-quit-until-you-have-it-right drive
  • You are well organized, able to manage time effectively, and comfortable working across multiple projects/businesses concurrently
  • You’re enthusiastic about Proof-of-Stake networks and get energized about facilitating the growth of network participation




  • Hands on devops and web development experience, appropriate to build and launch validator nodes from scratch
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in security operations
  • Demonstrated track-record of delivering well-engineered products with modern technologies for a variety of domains
  • Minimum of 3 years of devops experience
  • Track record in approaching complex, undefined problems in structured, strategic, and quantitative way
  • Bachelors in computer science or equivalent experience


  • Prior work experience building blockchain platform products

Onward Labs team members are:

  • Highly adaptable and do well in a startup environment of constant change
  • Proactive team players with an innate desire to learn
  • Honest, resourceful, and mission driven
  • Seeking leadership opportunities and excel with both delegation and collaboration
  • Outgoing and relationship focused

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