Risk Labs – Risk Labs (UMA and Across) /
Full Time /
Who is Risk Labs?
Risk Labs is the foundation and core team whose mandate is to build and grow the UMA and Across protocol ecosystems.

What is UMA?
UMA's optimistic oracle (OO) can record any verifiable truth or data onto a blockchain. UMA Purpose: UMA is the canonical source of truth that blockchains use to verify real world data. UMA Vision: UMA enables any verifiable truth to be recorded on-chain, trustlessly.

What is Across?
Across is a cross-chain bridge for L2s and rollups secured by UMA’s OO. Across' purpose: Across is to fulfill crypto’s potential by making blockchains more usable, more accessible and more efficient. Across’ Vision: Intents are the standard in x-chain interoperability, and are settled by Across.

We are looking for a talented and driven Technical Recruiter to join our team and help us grow by identifying, attracting, and retaining world class talent across multiple domains. You’ll get to own the entire talent pipeline from sourcing to onboarding, for all Risk Labs brands and products.


    • Technical Recruitment: Lead the end-to-end recruitment process for technical and non-technical positions, including sourcing, screening, closing, and onboarding candidates. Focus on quality over quantity, ensuring that only the best candidates are considered.
    • Culture Champion: Ensure that every candidate experience reflects our commitment to culture, quality, and integrity. Promote our core values and maintain exceptionally high standards throughout the recruitment process.
    • Outbound Sourcing: Take initiative to find creative solutions for attracting top talent, including attending industry events, and leveraging social media.
    • System Ownerships: Rigorously maintain systems and processes to track inbound and outbound talent, report on core KPIs, and grow a global world class talent pool.
    • Talent Management: Use reliable and innovative frameworks to consistently assess and retain talent, train others on the team regularly to do the same, and go above and beyond the role of a recruiter to keep our people happy.
    • Create Road Maps: Embed yourself in different departments to constantly understand their hiring needs, then work with leadership to turn that into a road map that you’ll execute on.

Skills and Requirements

    • 3+ years of technical recruitment experience in crypto/web3. A deep understanding and passion for our industry is a must.
    • Versatility: you’re able to recruit across multiple domains and skill sets, with a strong track record of successfully filling diverse roles.
    • Your passion and deep understanding of the crypto industry makes it easy to stay up-to-date with industry trends and improve our recruitment strategy faster than others in this space!
    • You put a strong emphasis on team culture, quality, and integrity. Bonus if you have experience working in a people related role and are willing to go above and beyond recruitment. 
    • A willingness to go above and beyond in sourcing and engaging top talent, and doing what it takes to maintain our current talent (support with people ops & employee engagement.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with candidates and internal stakeholders.
    • Exceptional Organizational Skills with the ability to manage multiple recruitment processes simultaneously.
    • Proficiency with ATS software (we use Lever).

Compensation and Benefits

    • Pay packages include competitive salaries & meaningful token options. Salaries for this role range from $75-150k (USD), and your token allocation can grow with your voting rewards while you participate in the growing ecosystem. 
    • Will pay in stablecoins or fiat. 
    • Philosophies for a culture that show we care: Take vacation when you need it, family care, training and development (just to name a few). 
    • 100% remote, which means we encourage you to create the work environment that you thrive in. 
    • At least two team wide offsites a year.
Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Risk Labs, the employing entity, is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplaces. So,  if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t perfectly align- we encourage you to apply anyways. We value you taking the chance. Risk labs will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Our values: 
1) We value each individual’s right to economic freedom.
2) We value openness, honesty, and directness.
3) We value integrity.
4) We value iterative learning.
5) We value taking smart risks.
6) We value creating an environment where everyone “does their best work”.

Why do we love working at Risk Labs?
We are a group that's aligned with the ethos of the crypto industry and doing our best to make an impact for the industry and world at large. You’ll succeed with Risk Labs if you’re a self-starter, kind, adaptable, and passionate about making an impact. Risk Labs is a values driven team that strives to create an environment where we can do our best work, and succeed. We're building products that we believe in, and continuing to strive for innovation and growth. Both personally and professionally we support each other to create a happy, healthy, and inspired team vibe, so we can remain motivated to build things the world needs and loves. We take pride in the fact that we are at once family-friendly as well as nomad-friendly.
UMA's optimistic oracle is a decentralized truth machine for Web3- yes, that’s a bold and very exciting statement. We’ve built a solid foundation, in terms of the team, the technology, and the products, and the road map ahead is one full of exciting technical challenges, growth, and telling our story to the world. Across is forging the path for intents-based solutions and settlements, creating an interoperable world where DeFi is seamless. We’ve grown from an early bridge, to a market leader, and won’t stop innovating and building. We have big dreams, and a team excited to bring them to life. 

Still want to know more?
- Our team blends a mix of highly-sought engineers, and a diverse business team to showcase their high quality tech. Our international and fast-growing team includes a diverse background of experiences and has drawn world class talent. We have a great network of supportive investors from groups like: Placeholder, Blockchain Capital, Bain Capital, Coinbase, Dragonfly... to name a few.
- Teammates take the time off that they need and support each other to be their best selves- we care about your wellness. 
- You will not get bored with Risk Labs. We are constantly developing, building, experimenting and evolving. Yes we try to allow people to focus on their specific product areas, but things are always shifting and evolving. There’s no right answer and we’re all just doing our best!