Everybody and their mother working on blockchains loves the word “decentralization”. On a broad, world-changing scale, we can all agree that it’s important. Yet, when we zoom into the specifics of how to build this decentralized world, we find many diverse approaches. Whether it’s defi, identity, art, healthcare, or anything in between, a single dependency unites each dream for the future: scalability.
We are building the critical infrastructure to address this need. Optimism is an extension to Ethereum that scales both its technology and philosophy. Not only do we enable orders of magnitude more performance, we’re also doubling down on Ethereum’s values as a public good, never to be captured by private commercial interests. Ethereum will enable the greatest change in human coordination since the birth of the internet, and Optimism is here to bring it to the masses.
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 will you like about us?
Providing the product management input to 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