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Senior Researcher, Systems



New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Founded by Jump Trading alums, Monad Labs is a tech startup using low-latency programming, compiler optimization, and multithreaded computing to build an ultra-high-performance smart contract blockchain. The work entails building an optimal stack-based VM that supports multithreaded computation, as well as developing and implementing an efficient Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) algorithm enabling a network of nodes to come to consensus. We recently raised $225M in Series A funding, led by Paradigm.

The Role

Monad Labs is looking for systems researchers with a strong interest in databases and operating systems. Candidates with research experience in systems verification, operating systems, multi-core algorithms, or systems architecture, are an ideal match. You will be part of a small, deeply technical team, working on high-impact problems in a fast-paced environment. Although we are building a new blockchain, previous experience with crypto is not expected.

Who you are

  • Resourceful and self-motivated
  • Collaborative
  • Adaptive; able to make meaningful contributions in a fast-paced environment
  • Curious about lower-level system details
  • Interested in building high-value, performant and distributed systems


  • PhD in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Significant research experience into databases or operating systems
  • Experience writing performant algorithms
  • Experience writing production-grade code

What you’ll be doing

  • Designing performant algorithms and architectures related to storage or recovery, in single-node or distributed environments.
  • Researching new architectures
  • Tech stack: C++, clang, LLVM, gdb, perf, unix, git

Why work with us

  • You’ll work on extremely challenging problems with massive impact
  • You’ll be part of a fast-moving startup that is well-resourced but very lean (~35 people total). This is an opportunity to be part of an epic journey!
  • You’ll work with and learn from a small, exceptional team (bios here)
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary and competitive total compensation package.
  • You’ll learn a lot and have many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Salary and benefits

Minimum full-time salary of $250,000. (**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary; a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience, domain expertise, and geographic location.)

Monad Labs’ benefits include unlimited and encouraged paid time off; insurance coverage; home office equipment stipend; monthly wellness/fitness stipend; and 10 company-observed holidays.