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OP Labs is a software development company that is building the critical infrastructure to scale Ethereum's technology and values.
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Recruiting Lead

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Recruiting Lead to join OP Labs. The Recruiting Lead will be responsible for leading and managing a team of four recruiters and one recruiting coordinator focused on attracting and hiring top technical talent in the Ethereum L2 space. This role is critical to our mission of building a world-class team that will drive the next wave of innovation in scaling Ethereum.
What are the role responsibilities?
Partner with senior leadership on all aspects of the hiring process and headcount planning.
Lead, motivate, and mentor a team full lifecycle recruiters to meet the needs of our ambitious hiring plans.
Be accountable for overall team goals in line with industry benchmarks.
Measure and cascade recruiting reporting on a weekly/monthly/quarterly cadence, and make decisions informed by data.
Track and analyze recruitment metrics to measure the effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
Help ensure your team is structured to ensure we are aligned to adequately support the business and flexible to changing business priorities and market conditions.
Develop and implement effective recruitment strategies to attract top technical talent.
Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in talent acquisition, especially within the crypto space.
Identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to optimize the recruitment process.
Support recs on a case-by-case basis—i.e. work on some senior-level hires such as Head of or VP level roles.
What skills do you bring?
12+ years of experience in recruiting, with at least 5+ years in a people management role.
Experience building and managing inclusive and diverse teams.
Proven experience in recruiting niche technical and executive talent, preferably within the crypto or blockchain industry.
Deep knowledge across the entire candidate lifecycle, from talent mapping, research, sourcing, interviewing, to closing.
Experience working closely with senior leadership.
Track record of building and coaching high performing recruiting teams.
Proven data guided approach to decision making.
Proven ability to think strategically and proactively.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities.
Deep understanding of the technical landscape and the specific challenges of recruiting in the crypto space.
High level of integrity and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Proactive and self-motivated with a results-oriented mindset.
Strong leadership and people management skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Passion for the crypto industry and a strong understanding of its unique challenges and opportunities.
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Senior Data Engineer

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
What are the role responsibilities?
Collaborating with business teams to design systems architecture:
Design and implement robust, scalable, and optimized data architectures.
Lead the development and maintenance of scalable data pipelines and build out new integrations to support continuing increases in data volume and complexity.
Pipeline ownership:
Develop integrations with third party systems to source, qualify and ingest various datasets.
Develop data set processes for data modeling and production.
Recommend and implement ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.
Data strategy and execution:
Work with stakeholders including the Marketing, Product, Analytics, and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
BI and data tool enablement:
Enable data analytics and visualization tools to extract valuable insights from the data to enable data-driven decisions
Innovation and improvement:
Keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends in data engineering.
Explore new technologies and approaches for continuous improvement of data systems.
Collaboration and communication:
Work closely with analytics and business teams to define and refine data requirements for various data and analytics initiatives.
Ensure clear communication of project progress and results to stakeholders.
Collaborate with data engineers across the wider OP stack and ecosystem to enable open source and publicly available datasets.
What skills do you bring?
7+ years of professional data engineering experience
Advanced working knowledge of SQL, Python, and experience with relational databases
Experience in building and optimizing 'big data' data pipelines, architectures, and data sets
Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
Experience with workflow orchestration management such as Airflow, dbt etc.
Experience with Cloud Services such as Google Cloud Services, AWS, etc.
Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets, we are looking for an engineer who can understand the business and how to build to requirements
Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
Self-starter who takes ownership, gets results, and enjoys the autonomy of architecting from the ground up
Experience with web3 and blockchain protocols is a plus
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Senior Technical Recruiter

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
The recruiting team is tasked with building the best team in crypto through the acquisition of the best talent possible. The OP Labs recruiting team is passionate about making a big impact on Optimism through the prioritization of a first-class candidate experience and creative candidate closing strategies. We're seeking a Technical Recruiter who can build processes and act as a true thought partner to team leaders and someone who knows how and where to source for highly niche, crypto-native roles. You will drive the development of recruiting plans that expand our talent pools and ensure there’s a diverse range of candidates for both short-term and long-term efforts.
What are the role responsibilities?
Work closely with hiring partners to understand their needs to identify the right talent and ensure goals are met
Manage full cycle recruiting for multiple searches, creating innovative sourcing strategies and engagement to bring the best talent across a variety of roles
Track goals, metrics, and performance data of the hiring cycle while regularly communicating updates to recruiting, hiring partners, and the leadership team
Partner closely with hiring partners as subject matter expert in the technical requirements, interview processes and hiring decisions
Engage passive candidates and understand their underlying motivations, while providing detailed information on the position requirements and company mission
What skills do you bring?
4+ years in-house technical recruiting experience working at a start up and/or fast growing company
Deep subject matter expertise in technical recruiting in the blockchain space
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to take initiative and build strong productive relationships
The ability to independently manage multiple competing demands and to constantly re-prioritize
Self-motivated and driven; you look for solutions and impact while navigating with a high sense of urgency within in fast-paced, ever-changing environment
Proven track record of success building strategies for the identification and hiring an of inclusive & diverse candidate pool
Self-starting, scrappy and resourceful work ethic requiring minimal to no guidance
 
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Senior Protocol Engineer, Interop

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
In this role, you will develop the fault proofs underpinning OP Stack chains alongside a strong team of protocol engineers committed to code quality and velocity. We value contributors excited about solving computer science problems and decentralization. You can read more about the work here. 
What are the role responsibilities?
Work alongside the OP Labs Interop pod towards the development of the multi-proof OP Stack
Own features from design to implementation
Implement protocol upgrades
Support additional core development teams in contributing to the OP Stack
What skills do you bring?
Extensive experience in a software engineering role shipping production code
Deep knowledge of Ethereum and the EVM
Strong grasp of computer science and distributed systems fundamentals
Experience writing Go and Solidity or a willingness to learn
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Director of Product, Ecosystem

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
We’re looking for an experienced product leader to drive growth and development of our Superchain ecosystem. Today, the Superchain consists of >$12B in assets and >4M transactions per day, with more L2s built using OP Stack than any other provider. Success for this role is growing the Superchain to $1T in assets, 100M onchain users, and hundreds of millions of daily transactions.
The Superchain is a marketplace of users and developers and we expect it to be both the best user and developer experiences in crypto. This leader will have ownership of both. In particular, this role will own the developer products and programs needed to bring the next-generation of crypto apps to life.
What are the role responsibilities?
Build the best user and developer experiences in crypto
Define the vision, strategy, and product roadmap to grow the Superchain to $1T in assets and 100M users
Build and manage a team of PMs to achieve the Superchain vision
Be a product and organizational leader in a fast-growing, value-oriented startup environment
Work alongside a growing and senior team of leaders to scale Ethereum and bring the world onchain
Drive growth and development of one of the most ambitious and dynamic two-sided marketplaces in crypto
What skills do you bring?
10+ years experience leading growth-oriented and/or marketplace products
Proven track record of working in ambiguous, developing product spaces and winning
Deep strategic thinking and experience igniting flywheels
Experience building high-impact developer products and growth programs (and you are excited to drive growth and development of one of the most ambitious and dynamic two-sided marketplaces in crypto!)
Experience with open source software, crypto/web3 or developer focused products is a huge plus!
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Senior Technical Program Manager

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
We’re looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to own and grow Optimism’s core development program. This individual will be responsible for stewarding development of the OP Stack by coordinating between high-caliber engineering organizations across the Collective. This role requires a unique blend of engineering leadership, technical expertise, and open source management skills.
What are the role responsibilities?
Roadmap Development
Work with product, engineering, and the Optimism Foundation to create and maintain a comprehensive roadmap for the OP Stack
Work with product and engineering to define requirements and product specifications
Project Management
Coordinate between OP Labs and external core development teams to assign projects, drive progress, unblock teams, and ensure quality delivery of key roadmap features
Work across functions to ensure we deliver smooth, complete product launches
Act as the DRI for core developer relationships by providing them with resources, support, and direction
Leverage their technical expertise to spot timeline risks early, and work with the team to avoid them
Prioritize and communicate changes in project scope and objectives to adapt to new information
Communication
Be a central conduit for information, ensuring messages flow smoothly between OP Labs, core developers, and the Optimism Foundation
Communicate broadly with the Optimism community to share progress and create awareness of upcoming technical milestones
Keep Labs leadership and the Optimism Foundation informed of progress
Support protocol upgrade governance proposals by writing documentation, answering questions, hosting community calls, and generally creating buy-in throughout Token House and Citizens’ House voters/delegates
What skills do you bring?
Experience coordinating and delivering complex large-scale software projects. Maybe you’ve worked as a principal engineer, engineering manager, CTO, or technical program manager
Strong technical background with a solid understanding of web3 software development, blockchain platforms, and system design
Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and effectively
Experience with core development processes or open source software maintenance is a plus, but not required
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Full time
Remote
From the code to the values, we are Ethereum-aligned. We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a non-profit research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem; Optimism's network improves Ethereum's performance by orders of magnitude. We do this out in the open because we believe in open source and its ability to accelerate innovation. We believe the future of the open internet is too important to be left to chance. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs is able to align its private incentives with public good and take positive-sum steps to provide a sustainable future for the internet.
We are looking for an experienced DevInfra engineer to join our growing DevInfra Pod. The goal of the Pod is to build the best development experience in crypto to support both internal external open source contributors. An ideal candidate is high-agency and excited about ownership of internal tooling and infrastructure.
What are the role responsibilities?
Support internal developer productivity
Optimize continuous integration build and test times
Contribute to the core development of the Optimism protocol, with an emphasis on tooling and infrastructure
Work with the engineering team and DevInfra team lead to tighten the development feedback loop
Ensure our development stack works well for everyone on the team and for external open source contributors
What skills do you bring?
Experience working with Docker and optimizing Docker builds
Experience with Kubernetes
Experience working with Go
Experience making software work on a variety of platforms and operating systems with emphasis on resource usage and monitoring
Willingness to learn from and adapt to the needs of your teammates
Desire to build a fantastic development experience for internal and external teams relying on our code
Familiarity with monorepo based software development
What you'll like about us:
We take care of our employees—from fully paid medical, dental and vision to a 4% 401K match, we've got you covered—learn more about our benefits, culture and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds and interests. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We have a transparent, feedback-driven and fun-centric culture.
We are a team of builders—our founding team has been working on Ethereum scalability since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Protocol Engineering Manager, Proofs

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
What are the role responsibilities?
Oversee a team of engineers dedicated to decentralizing the Optimism core protocol.
Empower the engineering team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability, and simplicity—build and reinforce a shipping culture
Manage team career development by coaching and mentoring engineers through continuous feedback, goal setting, and development plans
Marry research into state-of-the-art technology with a relentless desire to ship product
What skills do you bring?
2+ years of people management experience at a high-growth startup
Strong working knowledge of cryptocurrency protocols
Experience building crypto/web3 products specifically in the Ethereum ecosystem—experience in Go and Solidity strongly preferred
Experience recruiting and building high-performing engineering teams
Experience managing geographically distributed teams
Experience managing and developing both junior engineers as well as senior individual contributors
Ability to develop and ship long-term, complex engineering roadmaps
The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment in a rapidly evolving, cutting-edge industry
Clear and persuasive writing and in-person communication
Working knowledge of ZK proof systems a big plus
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Protocol Security Engineer

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
The OP Labs security team is looking for a passionate and innovative protocol security engineer. The person joining the team will be building tooling and platforms to secure the Superchain and help both the OP Labs engineering team and other core devs in the Collective securely ship protocol and ecosystem changes.
What are the role responsibilities?
A successful candidate in this role will own and deliver improvements to the Superchain and OP Stack’s DevSecOps effort, including formal analysis, integration/invariant/fuzz testing infrastructure, and tools to enforce secure coding styles.
Basic Qualifications
3+ years of experience in a software or security engineering role.
2+ years of experience in protocol and smart contract security.
Deep knowledge of Ethereum and the EVM required.
Strong grasp of computer science and distributed systems fundamentals required.
Preferred Qualifications
Prior experience in incident response, deployment safety or DevSecOps for a large protocol.
Experience breaking complex smart contract & client systems into modular components to limit blast radius of security vulnerabilities.
Must be an excellent written communicator. Comfortable writing clear and concise documents that the rest of the team can consume and implement.
Detail oriented. Must be comfortable identifying issues regardless of how small, and helping team triage issues.
High agency. This person must be able to proactively identify issues and improvements, and then fix them. The team shouldn’t have to hand-hold successful candidates.
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Senior Protocol Engineer, Node

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
What are the role responsibilities?
Work alongside the OP Labs Protocol Team to build the Optimism protocol
Act as a main driver of the core OP Stack development process. E.g. develop op-geth, op-node, op-batcher, and op-proposer
Implement protocol upgrades
Work with the OP Labs DevInfra team to maintain the production networks (OP Mainnet & Sepolia) and the wider Superchain infrastructure
Support additional core development teams in contributing to the OP Stack
What skills do you bring?
Extensive experience in a software engineering role shipping production code
Significant experience developing, testing, and deploying smart contracts to mainnet
Deep knowledge of Ethereum and the EVM
Strong grasp of computer science and distributed systems fundamentals
Experience writing Go and Solidity or a willingness to learn
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Technical Writer

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
We are seeking a talented Technical Writer to join our Developer Relations team and play a crucial role in creating clear, concise, and engaging technical documentation for Optimism’s products and developer tooling. As a Technical Writer, you will collaborate closely with our engineering, product, and developer support teams to produce high-quality documentation that enables developers to understand and utilize our products effectively.
What are the role responsibilities?
Produce comprehensive developer documentation, including guides, tutorials, reference material, and release notes.
Research, analyze, and understand complex technical concepts related to blockchain technology and Web3 protocols.
Work closely with product managers, developers, and subject matter experts to gather information and ensure accuracy and completeness of documentation.
Translate technical information into clear and accessible content tailored to various audiences and developer personas.
Assist and coordinate content improvement efforts through devX research interviews, docs bounties, and docs usability testing.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support documentation needs related to product launches, hackathons, marketing campaigns, and ecosystem contributions.
What skills do you bring?
Technical writing experience with a focus on developer documentation, software documentation, or technical documentation.
Experience writing about blockchain technology, decentralized applications, smart contracts, and Web3 protocols (e.g., Ethereum, IPFS, Polkadot) or previous contributions to open-source projects or technical communities related to blockchain, cryptocurrency, or Web3.
Proficiency in writing clear, concise, and accurate documentation for developer audiences.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work independently in a remote environment and effectively in a cross-functional team.
Experience using documentation tools, platforms, and version control systems (e.g., Markdown, Git, Notion, VS Code).
Self-motivated with a passion for learning and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Engineering Manager, Protocol Security

Full time
Remote
We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.
OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.
As the Engineering Manager of the Protocol Security team, you will be responsible for the team's output; securing Optimism and by extension, all ecosystems built using the OP Stack. This role involves integrating security engineers into existing technical teams to enhance our security posture. You will own both the individual development and ongoing growth of the team. Ideal candidates care deeply about building amazing teams, security, and the future of the Internet.
What are the role responsibilities?
Build out the protocol security pod with a focus on effectively embedding engineers across the engineering organization
Lay the foundation for the protocol security pod through team management and hiring
Maintain and develop growth plans for all members of the protocol security pod
Oversee and support in setting technical direction for all things protocol and governance security
Basic Qualifications
4+ years of engineering management
2+ years of hands-on software development experience
Experience building and/or securing EVM-based protocols or applications
Strong grasp of security engineering
Preferred Qualifications
Experience developing cross-functional security programs
Experience managing red teams and/or auditors
Familiarity with the blockchain security ecosystem
What will you like about us?
We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here: https://oplabs.notion.site/OP-Labs-Hiring-FAQ-79f82dd0763e4344b99e9ce3ea1728da.
We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.