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Backend Software Engineer (Node Operators)



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023


EigenLabs provides cryptoeconomic security as a service for blockchain projects. Our platform provides programmatic access to the trust layer of Ethereum to make components reusable, allowing builders to rely on Ethereum for security while saving time and resources typically allocated to bootstrapping their own token. EigenLabs technologies also create technical value & efficiency for Validators in Ethereum’s proof-of-stake network by enabling them to "re-stake" their assets. Re-staking allows validators to secure multiple protocols and boost rewards by providing security services to oracle networks, data availability networks and dApps running on rollups or side-chains. We’re on a mission to hyperscale ETH & dApps and increase decentralization through re-staking!


As a Backend Engineer you will leverage your skills and knowledge of distributed systems to create technologies that power the world’s most innovative crypto projects. If you’re looking to collaborate with a talented team of engineers, driving innovation and inventing groundbreaking technologies, we look forward to hearing from you!


  • Collaborate with Researchers/Engineers to support design and development of backends, built to run cloud services with their own infrastructure
  • Create node operator tools that are capable of launching to different types of validator environments
  • Constantly research/learn new concepts, ideas, and frameworks
  • Proactively contribute to discussions about technical issues, sprint and roadmap planning, and improving team processes
  • Engage in the team design/code reviews, standups, and agile development processes


  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field (e.g., physics or mathematics)
  • 2+ years of backend distributed systems experience
  • Full life cycle development with Golang
  • Exposure to cloud technologies (managing keys and/or bootstrapping AWS environments)
  • Experience developing applications optimized for deployment and management via microservices
  • Experience with highly scalable P2P networks
  • Track record of successfully delivering complex and high-scale software systems


  • Familiarity with blockchain tech and concepts such as; cryptography, polynomial commitments, signature schemes, hash functions, erasure codes, multi-threaded and parallel computing
  • Ability to integrate smart contracts
  • Experience with Liquid Staking or Node Operations platforms

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $180,000 - $220,000 is the annual base salary. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, EigenLabs provides various employee benefits, including:

  • Employer-covered Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • 401k
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 12 weeks of fully paid maternity and paternity leave