Software Engineer, 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 Systems Software Engineer, you will closely collaborate with fellow engineers and product managers to make Espresso a reality. Your focus will be on the transaction processing, communication, consensus, and storage components of the ledger and roll-up systems, while using the cryptography library developed by our cryptography team.


    • Contribute to the design and implementation of Espresso’s core blockchain infrastructure in Rust
    • 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
    • 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 blockchain 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