Founding Engineer at Zoltar Labs (S22)
$50k - $150k  •  
Smart contract testing and deployment made faster
New York, NY
Full-time
3+ years
About Zoltar Labs

Zoltar is building the de facto testing environment for web3 teams. Web3 applications are becoming more complex in nature, and existing testing solutions are insufficient.

We want to empower Web3 teams to integrate and test smart contracts in a seamless way by providing the toolkits necessary to test complex scenarios natively in the Zoltar environment. This gives teams the confidence they need to deploy smart contracts to production.

We’re looking for individuals who have strong understanding of web2 systems, docker/kubernetes, development best practices, and architecture in order to define the tech stack for web3.

You’ll be working alongside the founding team of Zoltar and building a product from 0 to 1.

About the role
Skills: gRPC, Go, Kubernetes, React, Ethereum, Solidity, Spark, Linux, Distributed Systems, Docker, Blockchain, Bash/Shell, PostgreSQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

🔭 What we're looking for

Zoltar is building the de facto testing environment for web3 teams. Web3 applications are becoming more complex in nature, and existing testing solutions are insufficient.

We want to empower Web3 teams to integrate and test smart contracts in a seamless way by providing the toolkits necessary to test complex scenarios natively in the Zoltar environment. This gives teams the confidence they need to deploy smart contracts to production.

We’re looking for individuals who have a strong understanding of web2 systems, Docker/Kubernetes, development best practices in order to define the tech stack for web3.

You’ll be working alongside the founding team of Zoltar and building a product from 0 to 1.

✅ Responsibilities

As the founding blockchain client engineer, you'll help us dive into our world-class fleet of blockchain client nodes and makes changes, either directly to open-source projects or directly to our own binaries, as you see fit to best suit the needs of our customers. We're building critical infrastructure to accelerate the development of useful apps across the ecosystem, and you would be at the heart of providing better experiences that people using public versions of these clients could not easily duplicate. Some of the responsibilities include the following,

  • Build architecture for complex blockchain solutions.
  • Build/mock cross-chain bridges.
  • Fork/maintain Ethereum clients based on product needs
  • Help guide our overall strategy through design, prototyping, and customer discovery / research.
  • Resolve support requests on a day-to-day basis.
  • Balance speed and quality, with a focus on tangible results.
  • 4+ years of software engineering experience

👍 Qualifications

  • 1+ year of Go/Rust experience (Preferred)
  • 1+ years of experience working with a large L1 client project (e.g. go-ethereum, Erigon) or forks (Preferred)
  • Experience with standing up chains (has worked on/with geth/bitcoin/other L1)
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud engineering (preferred)
  • Distributed systems knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills (English Reading/Writing skills are required)
  • Proven record of shipping features on time and on budget
  • Self-starter attitude and the ability to execute new ideas with autonomy

📚 Tech Stack

The core technologies we use include:

  • Golang for all our backend services and CLI
  • React / Next.js for the UI layer
  • Kubernetes for container orchestration
  • Amazon Web Services as cloud providers
  • PostgreSQL

➕ Nice to have

  • Passion for blockchain technologies
  • Web3 experience
  • Founded a company or built side projects
  • Experience in startups

📆 Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive cash compensation
  • Co-working space stipend
  • 14 days of paid time off per year in addition to public holidays
  • Annual company retreat

💪 Funding

Zoltar Labs is backed by some of the world’s top VC funds, including Y Combinator as part of its Summer 22 batch

Y Combinator is the most renowned startup accelerator in the world and has backed companies like Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox, Coinbase and Reddit, Inc.

Technology

The core technologies we use include:

  • Golang for all our backend services and CLI
  • React / Next.js for the UI layer
  • Kubernetes for container orchestration
  • Amazon Web Services as cloud providers
  • PostgreSQL

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