Senior Distributed Systems Engineer (web3)

Polymer Labs

Polymer Labs

Software Engineering
Remote · Los Angeles, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2022

About the role

You will be a key early hire joining our core blockchain engineering team. You will apply your experience in web2 on both OSS work around IBC ( and the core Polymer protocol. *Web3 and blockchain experience is explicitly not required. *

You will

  • You will work on solving complex distributed systems and consensus problems at scale
  • Work on the core blockchain messaging layer, distributed key management and multi-chain observer infrastructure
  • You will help to make our infrastructure and validator node architecture scale to meet the messaging needs of the crypto protocols using our platform
  • Use Go and cosmos SDK to build highly scalable and reliable distributed BFT systems
  • Define and refine validator node operation using containerization and orchestration systems like Docker and Kubernetes
  • You will work on large scale simulation testing and use results for performance optimization of things like the threshold cryptography implementations used internally
  • Operate large-scale validator node clusters

What you will achieve

In the first month, you will build a deep understanding of Polymer Lab’s core protocol and begin contributing to the product. You will have time to learn about the space, our customer’s needs, and the underlying technology.
Within 3 months, you will be fully integrated into the team and become a core contributor to the core protocol (polymerase) and a foundational member of the infrastructure team.

You have

  • The ability to independently own projects from inception to delivery (i.e. plan and gather requirements, collaborate with other team members)
  • Pre-existing experience on how to build high scale systems and experience with building sophisticated application services
  • A passion for growing and up-leveling your peers, and have pre-existing mentoring experience and a nuanced view around how to help junior engineers grow
  • Ability to manage time and focus on the critical path of a project
  • Experience with Go or C++, Java, C#, Rust
  • Experience developing and or operating distributed systems at scale
  • Experience with monitoring and alerting
  • Experience with Linux and open source communities

About the team

The engineering team is a diverse group of people with backgrounds working at a variety of both web2 and web3 organizations like Google, Uber, Chronosphere, Arista Networks, Arbitrum and Bancor etc. Polymer Labs is a software development shop supporting the Polymer protocol and IBC (

Our Benefits

Health insurance coverage
Free lunches
Competitive salary
Equity/Token grants
Incentive compensation

Polymer Labs is an equal opportunity employer. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't line up exactly with the job description.