Overview

Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 20,000+ applications hosted, 1B+ total transactions processed, :140M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.

Who are we?

Trapesys is a Blockchain Protocol solutions studio working in close collaboration with Polygon.

The project you will be working on is Polygon Edge (Technical DocsLanding pageGitHub repo), a blockchain node software for spinning up standalone private/public blockchains and you will be closely collaborating with other projects within the Polygon ecosystem.

Polygon Edge is an integral part of Polygon’s offering of scaling solutions with the mission to become the gateway and the standard for building the multi-chain future.

The purpose

We are looking for a Blockchain Protocol Architect with expertise in designing and implementing a widely-adopted public blockchain on the protocol level. Your assignment will be to spearhead and deliver complex research and development projects with the team.

Job description

Your main focus will be the Polygon Edge, an open-source modular blockchain development framework built for engineers who want to create their own blockchains. The framework allows for the creation of both secured chains (Layer-2 blockchains) and standalone Ethereum sidechains.

Polygon Edge is an integral part of Polygon’s offering of scaling solutions with the mission to become the gateway and the standard for building the multi-chain future.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to design and implement novel solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to argumentatively make hard technical decisions in accordance with the leadership team
  • Open and clear communication with the open-source community, and maintenance of the repositories
  • Awareness and guidance of the team regarding code and research quality
  • Recognizing relevant research efforts and conducting them
  • Interviewing of technical hires
  • To identify KPI product metrics, and monitor them
  • A structured and deliberate approach to solving problems
  • Improving the current processes and systems in place
  • To be up-to-date with the latest developments in blockchain protocols,
  • consensus mechanisms, L2s, cryptography and novel dApps with the ability to properly and justifiably categorize them on a tech radar and share knowledge with the team

Requirements

  • Expertise in implementing or designing a widely-adopted public blockchain
  • Production experience working with distributed/replicated systems or large microservice architectures
  • A broad knowledge or usage experience of web3 technologies, including Enterprise blockchain usage, Smart contract protocols, L1 and L2 solutions, ZKPs
  • A steady habit of asking good questions and helping the team validate their solutions
  • Expertise in Go and Solidity programming languages
  • You are accustomed to researching Computer Science papers and articles
  • A deep understanding of digital cryptography

Optional

  • Engineering team leadership experience
  • Implementation, research or experience in usage of Zero Knowledge Proofs

Why Trapesys?

– An ambitious employer working on cutting-edge tech projects

– Transparent salary model and clear expectations for promotions

– Autonomy in tactical execution, support in strategic planning

– An opportunity to work and chill from some of our coworking and workshop spaces, if you wish

– Flexible working hours

– No limit paid vacation policy

– Growing education library (books, webinars, wikis, courses)

– Paid trips to conferences, workshops, and other educational events (business trips included)

– Work together, Play together events – single-day gatherings. Usually once per month, and somewhere off-screen.

Benefits

Work from anywhere (Remote first)

Flexible working hours

Flexible vacation policy

Competitive Salary

Polygon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.