Senior Developer with P2P Experience

EU /
Engineering – Consensus /
FTE
/ Remote
Before you read the details of this role, there’s something you should know. At Matter Labs, we don’t see ourselves as a company, but as a highly aligned global team on a single mission: to accelerate the mass adoption of crypto for personal sovereignty. 

Our core technology – zkSync – is a layer 2 rollup that uses advanced cryptography called zero-knowledge proofs to scale Ethereum without compromising on security or decentralization. zkSync is EVM compatible, which means projects on Ethereum and other EVM-based blockchains can easily deploy on zkSync to take advantage of low gas fees and high transaction speeds.

With a total of $458 million in mission-driven funding, zkSync is the first EVM-compatible ZK Rollup to go live on testnet (February 2022) and be deployed on mainnet (October 2022). As we enter the endgame for Ethereum scaling, we are committed to full open source and building in public toward our stated mission [so that even if we fail, the community and the ecosystem will benefit from our contribution].

Read more about our core values and principles

The Role

We are looking for Senior Software Engineers to join our Core team.

What You'll Be Doing

    • You will be responsible for designing and developing the p2p layer for our Data Availability service and our BFT consensus protocol
    • We expect you to independently conduct research in your area of ownership, design, implement, and document solutions

What We Look For in You

    • You are driven by passion, curiosity, and desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world
    • Experience working on p2p protocols
    • Understanding tradeoffs in the p2p design space
    • Understanding the p2p layer of one of these protocols: BitTorrent, IFPS, Tor, I2P, Bitcoin, Ethereum, or other blockchain protocols
    • Security-oriented mindset
    • Fluency in Rust, C++, Golang, or similar languages - we work primarily with Rust, but prior experience with this language is not mandatory
    • Deep understanding of software engineering best-practices
    • Ownership mindset and a track record of successfully accomplished projects
    • Fluent written and spoken English


Working at Matter Labs

At Matter Labs, you have the freedom to work how you want, when you want, and from where you want. We operate in small, focused teams, with no time tracking and minimum bureaucracy. Only results matter. We will provide you with anything you need to learn, grow, and be productive.

Our results-only environment means anyone who believes in our mission can join us, regardless of background, sexual orientation, race, gender, and age. Both our team and community are made up of people from different countries, cultures, ethnical and religious backgrounds. That's why, out of politeness and respect, we refrain from opinions on politics, religion, or sex at the workplace. 

We designed our culture of freedom and ownership to persist as we scale and to establish the base for a positive-sum community as we move toward full decentralization.

Apply now if this role sounds of interest and we aim to get back to you as soon as possible.