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Senior Protocol Engineer with Ethereum Layer 2 Protocol Expertise


We are actively seeking a Senior Smart Contract Engineer with a robust background in Ethereum Layer 2 blockchain development and Protocol Engineering. In this role, you will have the opportunity to spearhead the development and maintenance of smart contracts, with a strong focus on Layer 2 solutions to enhance scalability and efficiency. Collaborating closely with product managers, designers, and engineers, you will play a vital role in creating and implementing scalable and innovative blockchain solutions for our platform.


Senior Protocol Engineers Responsibilities:

  • Layer 2, Layer 3 and Ethereum Smart Contract Development: Lead the design, development, and deployment of secure and efficient smart contracts on Ethereum Layer 2 blockchains. Implement industry best practices for code quality, security, and optimization.
  • Blockchain Architecture and System Design: Collaborate with the product team to define and develop the technical architecture for blockchain solutions, ensuring seamless integration with Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies.
  • Standards and Protocol Integration: Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in Ethereum Layer 2 and Layer 3 solutions. Evaluate and integrate emerging protocols and standards into our blockchain ecosystem.
  • Testing, Auditing, and Optimization: Conduct extensive testing, debugging, and auditing of smart contracts to ensure optimal functionality and security. Focus on optimizing contracts for Ethereum Layer 2 environments, addressing scalability and performance challenges.
  • Technical Leadership and Collaboration: Provide technical expertise and guidance in Ethereum Layer 2 or Layer 3 technologies, leading cross-functional teams and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Create in-depth technical documentation and foster a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous learning within the team.

Senior Protocol Engineer Requirements:


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, with at least 6 years of professional experience in Smart Contract Engineering, including a focus on Ethereum Layer 2 blockchain technologies and Protocols.

Technical Skills:

  • Expertise in blockchain technologies, Ethereum Layer 2 solutions, and Ethereum Protocol Engineering.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Solidity, Vyper, or similar, with experience using Hardhat, Typescript, Rust, and Foundry.
  • Familiarity with Layer 2 or Layer 3 scaling solutions like Optimistic and ZK Rollups, sidechains, and state channels.
  • Experience in integrating and working with various blockchain protocols and infrastructures.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on code quality, security, and efficient scalability.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate within a team and across departments.
  • Continuous Learning: A passion for staying abreast of the latest in Ethereum Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, and eagerness to adopt new methodologies as needed.

Join an ambitious team, with forward-thinking professionals and contribute to our innovative blockchain projects, leveraging your expertise in Layer 2, Layer 3, and Ethereum Protocol Engineering. Apply today with your updated resume and a portfolio of relevant projects and experience to be a part of our exciting journey.


Note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.