From the code to the values, we are Ethereum-aligned. We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a non-profit research group, we have 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 out in the open because we believe in open source and its ability to accelerate innovation.

Not only do we improve Ethereum's performance by orders of magnitude, we donate 100% of the profits generated from doing so to Ethereum public goods. We do this because we believe the future of the open internet is too important to be left to chance. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation we're able to align private incentives with public good and create a positive-sum economic model that provides a sustainable future for the internet.


What are the role responsibilities?

    • Core part of the protocol team, developing smart contracts on Ethereum with emphasis on security, protocol design, and long term decentralization
    • Lead discussions around protocol technical challenges and be able to make technical tradeoffs between competing performance and protocol requirements
    • Contribute to Optimism's public presence as a development team contributing to Ethereum (e.g., tech talks, etc)

What skills do you bring?

    • 5+ years of experience in a Software Engineering role
    • Significant experience with Solidity required
    • Knowledge of the EVM and its functionality required
    • Experience in the Ethereum industry / community with awareness about the EIP process and way the protocol develops is strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of blockchain and cryptographic fundamentals preferred (e.g., proof of work, byzantine fault tolerance, gas economics)
    • Foundational understanding of Computer Science and a strong grasp on fundamentals, both in theory and in practice

What you'll like about us:

  • We take care of our employees—from fully paid medical, dental and vision to a 4% 401K match, we've got you covered—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 a variety of backgrounds and interests. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We have a transparent, feedback-driven and fun-centric culture.
  • We are a team of builders—our founding team has been working on Ethereum scalability 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.

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