Senior Frontend Engineer

New York
Engineering /
Full-time /
We’re looking for a senior frontend engineer with strong opinions - and crypto experience - to join us in NYC or London.

We are Abacus Works, a small but mighty team of a dozen that recently raised an $18M seed to build Hyperlane.

Hyperlane allows developers like Aave, Osmosis and Eclipse to connect across any blockchain. We are the only permissionless interoperability tool: you can deploy your own contracts, relayer, and validators to achieve interchain messages, tokens, and queries.

With your help, our next big step is radically simplifying the steps to get Hyperlane up and running: going from six complex steps today to one-click interop.

The fun part is due to its permissionless design Hyperlane works across many chains & VMs. Our tooling & docs are currently focused on EVM, but we are rolling out support for more including Solana, Cosmos and Move. So your challenge here is achieving greater simplicity while also having a broad interchain footprint.

We’re a flat, fast-moving team and we want you to have wide latitude in how you achieve this mission. We have a CLI, SDK, deployment tooling, docs & guides, but we’re open to revamping those and introducing new UIs too. You will own the end-to-end developer experience, with support from another frontend engineer, PM, and our broader dev team.

About You

    • NYC or London based
    • 5+ years of experience working on developer platforms
    • 2+ years of experience working with Ethereum or similar smart contract platforms
    • 3+ years working with Typescript or Javascript
    • A crypto native
    • Have used an open source project like viem or rainbowkit
    • Strong sense of initiative and ownership
    • The drive, intensity, and motivation to perform at a world class level 🥇
Salary range for this role is $150K to $250K 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.