Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Engineering – Infrastructure /
Full-time /
Espresso Systems is the lead developer of Espresso, supporting layer-2 rollups with scale, decentralization, and interoperability.

Rollups have enriched the greater Ethereum ecosystem with horizontal scalability and a diversity of execution environments, but at the expense of fragmentation—apps across rollups do not have the same shared liquidity and interoperability as apps on the Ethereum L1. Espresso is a shared sequencing marketplace for rollups to increase utility for their users through improved safety, liveness, and interoperability—while being compensated for the value they create and maintaining their autonomy.

Contributors to Espresso comprise a diverse team located around the world. We are passionate about building a better infrastructure for how we transact and interact online. We are builders, designers, researchers, and hackers and have contributed in academia, in open source communities, in policymaking, and beyond. We are backed by over $50m in funding from leading investors in technology and crypto including a16z, Greylock Partners, Electric Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Polychain Capital.

As a Lead Systems Engineer, you will be a hands-on project leader for a core component of our system, working together with management to make Espresso a reality. Your focus will be on the communication, consensus, storage, and reliability aspects of Espresso, while using the cryptography tools developed by our team.


    • Contribute to the design and implementation of Espresso’s core blockchain infrastructure in Rust
    • Take engineering projects from concept and design to production
    • Create sound and realistic roadmaps
    • Ensure deliverables for your project are met on time
    • Work with management to determine the hiring needs of your project


    • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or relevant field, or equivalent computer science and software engineering experience
    • Experience shipping and taking engineering projects to production
    • Experience with distributed systems and/or blockchain systems, especially P2P networking and consensus
    • Understanding of software engineering and security best practices
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Passion for writing correct code


    • Proficiency with Rust in a production environment (or similar strongly-typed languages such as C++, Haskell, Ocaml, etc.)
    • Experience working on blockchain infrastructure, e.g. a layer-1 blockchain
    • Enthusiasm for the rapidly developing Web3 ecosystem


    • Fully remote with flexible hours
    • Work alongside the brightest minds in the crypto space
    • Competitive salary + equity package
    • Regular team off-sites to international locations
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • Top-tier health, dental, and vision coverage for US employees