Staff Backend Engineer (Distributed Systems)



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024


Eigen Labs is more than just a leading name in the blockchain space. We’re the driving force behind EigenLayer, a game-changing solution that revolutionizes crypto-economic security. Imagine a world where blockchain projects break free from the shackles of the scaling trilemma and capital limitations.

We’re building a platform to deliver security to novel distributed applications. In today's blockchain ecosystem, each service is typically secured by its own tokenized trust-network. With EigenLayer, services can build upon the established security of the Ethereum trust network, unlocking untold scalability while maintaining security and decentralization.


EigenPods are smart contracts managed by users, designed to facilitate the monitoring and managing of balance and withdrawal statuses on EigenLayer. As a Lead Software Engineer you will spearhead the end-to-end ownership of EigenPOD offchain components, drive the success of EigenLayer's native restaking offerings and collaborate with our protocol team to ensure seamless integration of offchain systems with EigenLayer.

Native Restaking is now more than half of our TVL on mainnet and future growth provides exciting opportunities to drive complex mission critical 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!


  • Serve as a technical leader on our most demanding projects, increasing our productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Work with company leadership to influence and define strategy, product roadmaps, and platform experiences.
  • Write and maintain code to generate proofs of beacon chain events
  • Design APIs for optimal webapp consumption
  • Leverage innovative approaches such as zero knowledge proofs and batch processing to enhance cost efficiency and customer experience
  • Stay up to date with EIPs that affect native restaking
  • Work with and evaluate vendors, efficiently implement/utilize their solutions, ensure data quality and uptime accountability, and provide feedback.


  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field (e.g., physics or mathematics)
  • 7+ years of backend distributed systems experience
  • 2+ years of full life cycle development with Go
  • Exposure to AWS cloud technologies
  • Deep understanding of the Ethereum protocol, Ethereum staking and beacon chain
  • Proven track record of leading backend development projects, centered on web2 components and API design, into production
  • Experience working on highly scalable and rapidly evolving software systems


  • Working experience with Ethereum consensus clients, or other blockchain protocols
  • Strong understanding of smart contracts
  • Native restaking and/or liquid staking knowledge

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $270,000 - $300,000 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

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