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.


As the Engineering Manager of the Protocol Security team, you will be responsible for the team's output; securing Optimism and by extension, all ecosystems built using the OP Stack. This role involves integrating security engineers into existing technical teams to enhance our security posture. You will own both the individual development and ongoing growth of the team. Ideal candidates care deeply about building amazing teams, security, and the future of the Internet.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Build out the protocol security pod with a focus on effectively embedding engineers across the engineering organization
  • Lay the foundation for the protocol security pod through team management and hiring
  • Maintain and develop growth plans for all members of the protocol security pod
  • Oversee and support in setting technical direction for all things protocol and governance security

Basic Qualifications

  1. 4+ years of engineering management
  2. 2+ years of hands-on software development experience
  3. Experience building and/or securing EVM-based protocols or applications
  4. Strong grasp of security engineering

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience developing cross-functional security programs
  2. Experience managing red teams and/or auditors
  3. Familiarity with the blockchain security ecosystem

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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