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.


We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join our growing Infrastructure team. The goal of the team is to build the best platform for developers and operators of the Superchain. An ideal candidate is high-agency and excited about building world-class software, developer tooling and infrastructure that supports the wider Optimism ecosystem.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Contribute to the development of the Optimism protocol with an emphasis on tooling and infrastructure
  • Develop and maintain the infrastructure platform and related software tools to meet the needs of OP Lab’s team and open source collaborators
  • Collaborate with Infrastructure, Software Engineering, DevRel and other teams to design and implement scalable solutions that optimize platform performance and reliability
  • Write clean, reliable and well-tested code in programing languages such as Go
  • Continuously evaluate and adopt new technologies, tools and systems to improve infrastructure efficiency and streamline operations
  • Participate in code reviews, design reviews, architectural discussions and cross-functional collaboration to drive innovation and best practices

What skills do you bring?

  • Experience in software design and development with a focus on infrastructure-related projects, platform solutions and / or developer-focused systems
  • Proficiency in systems programming languages such as Go and experience with Docker, Kubernetes and Terraform
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing concepts and experience with cloud platforms such as GCP, AWS and Azure
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work with high-agency in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Strong communication skills and ability to articulate complex technical concepts to cross-functional teams
  • Familiarity with monorepo-based and open source development practices
  • Passion for / interest in Web3, blockchain scalability or public goods companies

What will you like about us?

  • Solving groundbreaking problems in computer science
  • Working with a world-class team developing a technically challenging product critical to scaling Ethereum
  • Fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and yet really FUN team environment
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

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.

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