Senior Software Engineer, Blockchain Infrastructure

Engineering – Infrastructure /
Full-time /
Espresso Systems is the lead developer of Espresso: the coordination layer for cross-chain transactions and interactions. We are building a network and marketplace that enables chains to interoperate seamlessly, without sacrificing scale or sovereignty. Chains that are fueled by Espresso create better experiences for their users and capture more value for their ecosystems.

At Espresso, we work with leading projects developing chains, rollups, and applications including Offchain Labs, Polygon, Cartesi, RARI Chain, and beyond. We support these teams in offering users an open, interoperable experience through a pragmatic and diligent approach to infrastructure design and by harnessing the power of free and fair markets.

Contributors to Espresso comprise a diverse and passionate team located around the world. We are developers, designers, and researchers who 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 Senior Software Engineer, you will closely collaborate with fellow engineers and product managers to build infrastructure to bring privacy and scalability to the Ethereum ecosystem. Your focus will be on the hardware, software, storage, networking, solidity based smart contracts 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
    • Design, implement, test, and deploy EVM smart contracts
    • Work with external auditors to evaluate security and safety of smart contracts
    • Take engineering projects from concept and design to production, while working with engineering leaders and the product team to create sound and realistic roadmaps


    • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or relevant field, or equivalent computer science and software engineering experience
    • Professional systems engineering with web3 development experience
    • Understanding of software engineering and security best practices, in particular smart contract security
    • Experience shipping and taking engineering projects to production
    • Proficiency developing in Solidity; familiarity with precompiles
    • 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. EVM based dApps
    • 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