Posted on: 
June 9, 2024

Senior Software Engineer (Backend Rust)

Job Description

About Layer N:

Layer N is the first hyper-performant and horizontally scalable blockchain network designed to enable trustless computing at internet scale. Layer N is a multi-tenant L2 blockchain: a network of independently-scalable custom execution environments powered by a shared peer-to-peer communication layer.

Layer N is designed to expand what’s possible to build in web3 by optimizing compute, latency, and UX, all while enabling seamless composability between applications in its network.

Layer N is comprised of a team spanning backgrounds from Harvard, CMU, DFINITY, Google, VMWare, Galaxy Digital, and more, and is backed by top-tier institutions like Founders Fund, Kraken Ventures, SALT, Amber Group, and more.

Position Overview:

As a key member of the software engineering team, you will spearhead the development of the core backend components for a cutting-edge L2 network, focusing on networking, reliability, and scalability. Your primary responsibilities will entail designing and coding core backend software components primarily in Rust, leveraging your extensive experience to ensure the creation, testing, debugging, and deployment of production-grade components. Your role will involve maintaining and enhancing high-quality software engineering practices within a prominent open-source project.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience in designing, testing, and implementing scalable backend systems
  • Experience with a low level programming language like Rust, C, C++, Zig
  • Experience in systems programming. Strong signals include experience writing compilers, operating systems, kernels, machine simulators
  • Experience writing correct, reliable software. Must have worked on and deployed software changes to software used by people
  • Creative, independent, and collaborative team player with the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Active participation in Bitcoin/Ethereum/Blockchain projects or the open-source community is highly desirable

The base salary range for this full-time position is $120k - $260k. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and typical maximum target for new hire salaries for the position of a candidate based in New York at any level. We do hire exceptionally talented professionals with decades of experience in their field. As such, our range may be higher than what is displayed. Our base salary ranges are determined by experience and location, and we hire at all levels for multiple roles. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location, job-related skills demonstrated during the interviews, working experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in role postings reflect the base salary only and do not include equity, tokens, or benefits.

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