Lead Protocol Engineer

Engineering /
Full-time /
About Connext
Connext is the protocol for permissionless chain abstraction, focused on L2-L2 communication. It is recognized as the most secure and decentralized protocol on the market. Connext enables any kind of user-facing interaction between blockchains at unprecedentedly low prices and latency, settling via canonical bridges for optimal security. Connext has a 20-person team and was founded by Arjun Bhuptani and Layne Haber in 2018.

Connext does $1BN+ in monthly volume and is powering the expansion of the fastest-growing LRT Renzo ($3BN+ TVL). $6M+ annualized fees, $900M in bridged TVL.

Backed by 1kx, Polychain, Pantera Capital, Consensys, Hashed, Polygon Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Fenbushi and others.

About the Team
The Connext team is remote first and globally distributed, with English as primary language. We are looking for self-starters who are excited about working in a fast paced startup environment. We do not require contributors to live in specific time zones, but much of the team lives and works in the US/European timezones.

We're looking for a talented, self-driven Lead Protocol Engineer who can help build the ultimate interoperability layer of Ethereum. This is a full time, 100% remote opportunity to work with talented crypto team members located all over the world!

- Lead development, maintenance,  and deployment of smart contracts with a focus on security.
- Spearhead our security posture through security assessments, threat modeling, internal audits, bug bounty programs, etc.
- Own the strategic roadmap, technical architecture, and prioritization efforts.
- Drive design documentation, specifications, and code reviews.
- Participate in reviewing and accepting code contributions from open-source developers and community members.
- Keep up to date with open source product advancements for infrastructure enhancement.
- Collaborate with the engineering team to educate them on optimal design patterns for scaling our technology to millions of users with security in mind.

- 5+ years of experience with Solidity
- Extensive experience with Typescript.
- Experience with writing and deploying smart contracts in highly adversarial environments.
- Experience building and maintaining highly secure software and shipping new products with strong reliability guarantees.
- Hands on experience in security and auditing processes
- A drive to be constantly learning - much of what we're working on is groundbreaking technology and requires having an investigative, growth mindset to succeed in.
- Interest in interoperability and understanding of Connext value proposition

Ideal candidate is the experienced Engineering Manager / Head of Engineering from another established web3 protocol with a strong passion in interop.
What We Offer:

- The opportunity to make your mark on a quickly growing and impactful startup!
- Passionate colleagues and a very diverse, dynamic team
- Ability to work anywhere you want
- Competitive salary & ownership
- Off-sites that bring the whole team together semi anually

Connext is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics.