Senior Software Engineer

Job at Monad



Full time

Monad Labs is a venture-backed startup building the Monad blockchain, a high-performance smart contract platform built to bring world adoption to decentralized apps. Monad delivers 1000x the throughput of Ethereum—10,000 transactions per second—while maintaining backward-compatibility for Ethereum smart contracts, offering users and developers the best of both worlds.

Founded byJump Trading alums, our team solves challenging problems in distributed systems engineering and low-latency optimization, authoring novel open source code to implement a new, high-performance, high-reliability, high-value system.

After recently raising a $19 million seed round backed by Dragonfly Capital, Placeholder Capital, Naval Ravikant, and other leaders in the crypto space, we are hiring a few more exceptional engineers who want to work on challenging and impactful problems in a fast-paced environment.

The Role

We are hiring an exceptional Senior Software Engineer who will lead a lean, focused team shipping a massively impactful system. Your responsibilities include fostering technical mentorship, and providing empathetic leadership that aligns with our high-performance culture. You’ll design new features and identify optimizations that advance the system’s limits. You’ll use your knowledge of systems behavior and architecture to make performance and feature improvements to the blockchain system.

Reporting to the CTO, your focus will be on delivering quality outputs., driving best practices, from code reviews to code quality improvement. If you're passionate about engineering excellence and eager to lead a team, we invite you to join us.Experience with crypto is not expected.

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Who you are

  • Proven track record shipping products
  • You’ve worked on challenging software projects where you had to write a lot of code
  • You're an expert in C++ with excellent knowledge of lower-level details like memory management and multithreading
  • You have excellent instincts for software architecture
  • You value communication and collaboration
  • You’ll be part of a flat, results-driven organization

What you'll do

  • You will design and build:
  • A high-performance multithreaded stack-based VM, as well as ancillary functionality (storage, RPC)
  • A distributed system kept in sync by a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) consensus mechanism
  • VM features that allow developers to build more powerful programs on the Monad platform
  • Identify bottlenecks through profiling, and evaluating design choices for accelerating computation flow
  • Maintain a technical desk via code reviews, driving architectural decisions, or aligning stakeholders
  • Tech stack: C++, rust, clang, LLVM, gdb, perf, unix, git

Why work with us

  • You’ll work on extremely challenging problems with massive impact
  • You’ll work with and learn from a small, exceptional team (bios here:
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary, along with equity
  • You’ll shape the culture as an early employee and make impactful contributions from day one
  • You’ll be part of a flat, results-driven organization
  • Your work will be deeply impactful, enabling much cheaper and more efficient decentralized computation and ultimately paving the way for new dapps that improve many people’s lives

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 and geographic location.)

Company: Monad

Skills: dev senior blockchain crypto ethereum

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