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Distributed Systems Engineer (web3)

Polymer Labs
May 9, 2022
Anywhere, United States of America
Job Type


About the role

You will be a part of the infrastructure 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
  • Make OSS contributions to the IBC protocol (
  • You will work on large scale simulation testing

What you will achieve

In the first month, you will build a deep understanding of the IBC protocol and making contributions to the IBC roadmap.
Within 3 months, you will be fully integrated into the team and become a core contributor to both the core protocol (Polymer) and IBC as well.

You have

  • The ability to independently execute on a project given a loosely defined scope and roadmap
  • Pre-existing experience on how to build high scale systems and experience with building sophisticated application services
  • 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 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.

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