Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols. Polygon Labs engages with other ecosystem developers to help make available scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3. Polygon Labs has initially developed a growing suite of protocols for developers to gain easy access to major scaling solutions, including layer 2s (zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups), sidechains, hybrid chains, app-specific chains, enterprise chains, and data availability protocols. Scaling solutions that Polygon Labs initially developed have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized apps, unique addresses exceeding 225 million, over 1.2 million smart contracts created and 2.56 billion total transactions processed since inception. The existing Polygon network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, and well-known enterprises, including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon Labs is carbon neutral with the goal of leading Web3 in becoming carbon negative.

As Mechanism Design, DeFi, you will report into the DeFi lead, and work cross-functionally, both internally and externally, to identify unique solutions for growth and help ensure that external product teams have top-tier support.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with the DeFi team to identify promising, DeFi-native expansion for protocols within the Polygon ecosystem, like the recent Maker DAO Spark / sDAI proposal
  • Work with the Project Management team to identify and instantiate promising areas for development within the Polygon stack.
  • Interfacing with the Solution Provider team and external protocols to ensure that any engineering issues are quickly and communicatively aggregated & addressed.

A Day in the Life

  • In-person / virtual calls and messaging to conduct project support for DeFi projects on Polygon protocols.
  • Working cross-functionally with teams like Solution Providers, Product Management, and DeFi teams to maximize impact.
  • Traveling to conferences.
  • Creating DeFi product strategy across Polygon’s different blockchains: PoS, zkEVM, Miden, and CDK
  • Collaborating closely with the existing DeFi team

About the Team

  • The DeFi team at Polygon Labs is one of the best known and most established in the space. As a team, we’re focused on developing sustainable business models on-chain, and supporting novel primitives.
  • The main focus over the coming years puts a heavy emphasis on enabling developers to create native products on Polygon networks, expanding the growth of Polygon zkEVM, and helping projects find product-market fit. The DeFi lead and Product Management team are responsible for helping resource, create strategy, and ideate with the Product Manager.
  • Joining our team means working closely with a group of passionate, DeFi-native builders, who live and breathe DeFi. Our collaborative team atmosphere creates an inclusive environment for sharpening existing sector knowledge, and direct contact with senior leadership on strategy and execution.

What you’ll need

  • 2 years of experience working in DeFi, or on a web3 application
  • Experience working on a PM team, and background in effective communication to high-priority counterparties
  • Extensive relationships in DeFi
  • Ability to quickly analyze new product for value add to the Polygon ecosystem

Polygon Labs Perks

The goal of the Polygon Labs total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits:

Remote first global workforce

Industry leading Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance*

Company matching 401k with 3% match*

$1,500 Home Office Set Up Allowance (life-time max)

$200 Annual Book Allowance Program

$75 Internet or phone reimbursement

Flexible Time Off

1 company wide wellness Friday day off per quarter

Company issued laptop

Mental health and employee wellness benefits

*In certain countries medical, dental and vision is fully covered for employees & their dependents. This is country and plan specific.

*401k is for United States employees only

Polygon Labs 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. Polygon Labs is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.

If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.