Senior Backend Engineer

New York
Engineering /
Full-time /
Hybrid
The Hyperlane protocol is pioneering permissionless and modular interoperability. Providing developers with an API to connect between blockchains, Hyperlane is the first tool that allows anyone to add interoperability capabilities to any chain, without having to deal with any gatekeeping

Hyperlane's modular security stack means developers can configure and customize their security to their needs, always remaining in control.

Come build the interchain with us! Learn more at docs.hyperlane.xyz 

What You'll Do:
* Contribute to the design and development of Hyperlane's core protocol, ensuring security, scalability, and cross-chain composability.
* Develop and optimize Hyperlane's interchain security models for a variety of blockchain environments (Layer 1s, rollups, app-chains).
* Build and maintain integrations with leading blockchains and rollups.
* Collaborate on the development of Interchain Applications, showcasing the power of Hyperlane.
* Provide technical support and guidance to developers building on our platform.

What You'll Need:
* 5+ years building and maintaining high-availability systems (languages we like to see: Rust, Golang, TypeScript, Python)
* An interest in learning Rust
* Ability to operate independently under uncertainty
* Strong sense of initiative and ownership
* Crypto curious
* BONUS: Experience working with non-EVM-based smart contract platforms
Salary range for this role is $154K to $242K USD (NY). Compensation subject to experience and location. Published salary bands pursuant to transparency laws, and do not include possible variable compensation such as annual merit increases, bonus eligibility, commission, or equity incentive.