Principal Architect - Platform

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About Us 

Chainlink Labs is the primary contributing developer of Chainlink, the decentralized computing platform powering the verifiable web. Chainlink is the industry-standard platform for providing access to real-world data, offchain computation, and secure cross-chain interoperability across any blockchain. Chainlink Labs helps power verifiable applications for banking, DeFi, global trade, and gaming by collaborating with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, notably Swift, DTCC, and ANZ. Chainlink Labs also works with top Web3 teams, including Aave, Compound, GMX, Maker, and Synthetix. Chainlink Labs was ranked in Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2023 in both the United States and United Kingdom.


The Engineering Team

At Chainlink Labs, our engineering team pushes the scale and capabilities of decentralized applications across the industry. The Chainlink Network holds >70% market share in the oracle space, solving real-world problems by enabling smart contracts to securely interact with off-chain data/computation.


We value talented and driven craftsmen who work collaboratively to tackle complex challenges, deliver product impact, and grow as builders. Join us and shape the future of blockchain technology and decentralized finance. 


About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Principal Engineer to own and drive important high-level design and architecture across our distributed platform. As a Principal Engineer, you will collaborate actively with our product leaders and leadership team to understand high-level product needs over an extended timeframe, map out platform services, make framework decisions, and have influence across the entire Chainlink stack to drive massive impact in the blockchain industry. 

Your Impact

  • Architect our next-generation platform to extend our node from delivering external data and on-chain services to enabling trust-minimized distributed computation for a wide variety of smart contract applications. 
  • Architect and design components/service layers to sustainability scale as the number of blockchains integrations we support grows significantly.
  • Work directly with leadership to take into account all product vectors and define our high-level technical roadmap to scale across multiple dimensions of blockchain integrations, applications, payment flexibility, and engineering operations as we grow. 
  • Collaborate with engineers, technical leaders and product managers across multiple teams to achieve consensus for technical decisions, concepts and guidelines. 
  • Actively participate in leveling the team’s engineering bar, increasing the velocity of the team and the reliability/security of the product through coaching and utilization of frameworks, etc. 

Requirements

  • 10+ years of professional engineering experience working in a collaborative product-driven environment.
  • Successful experience designing, building and scaling multiple production services, components and infrastructure. 
  • Successful experience collaborating with a team to support production services over multiple years as they evolved to scale with user demand and challenges.
  • Deep knowledge of programming languages, tools and frameworks required to successfully build and deploy production services, with prior experience selecting these tools and frameworks. 
  • Experience owning multiple, months-long projects, including communication of progress, dependencies, and risk mitigation directly with stakeholders and partners. 

Our Stack

Golang, TypeScript, Solidity, Postgres, Terraform, AWS


All roles with Chainlink Labs are global and remote-based. Unless otherwise stated, we ask that you try to overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • People Operations
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    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • DockerFrameworks
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An Insider's view of Chainlink Labs

What are some things you learned at the company?

I joined the team as a fresh graduate, passionate about an international career in the fast-growing Web3 industry. Working at Chainlink Labs was a fantastic choice. I am able to work with a highly talented team and improve my skills as a Web3 marketer.

Chuhan

Zhang

What are some things you learned at the company?

I joined the team as a fresh graduate, passionate about an international career in the fast-growing Web3 industry. Working at Chainlink Labs was a fantastic choice. I am able to work with a highly talented team and improve my skills as a Web3 marketer.

Chuhan

Zhang

What are Chainlink Labs Perks + Benefits

Chainlink Labs Benefits Overview

Chainlink Labs provides an industry-leading benefits package for our employees. Employees can access a learning and development budget, a coworking budget to access flexible workspaces, business travel insurance, paid parental leave, a meetup budget, and unlimited time off. Additional benefits include access to mindfulness apps, a gym pass, and Fetch pet insurance. This comprehensive benefits package reflects our commitment to our team’s success and our belief in fostering a culture of continuous learning and well-being.

As team members’ health and wellness are of utmost importance to our organization, we provide comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as life and disability insurance.

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Remote work program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Mentorship program

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