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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.


About the Role

Chainlink Labs is seeking Research Interns to support its mission of building the world’s most secure and flexible decentralized oracle technologies. Research Engineers will work directly with top domain experts in applied cryptography, mechanism design (cryptoeconomics), distributed systems, and other disciplines to identify and solve key research challenges and build production solutions that keep Chainlink at the forefront of oracle system deployment and fuel the success of the smart contract ecosystem. 

Your Impact

  • Working with Chainlink core engineering to identify short- and long-term research challenges critical to the company’s success and to transition innovations from Chainlink Labs into production.
  • Working with research scientists and technical advisors to study, invent, and build cutting-edge oracle technologies for the benefit of the company and community.
  • Staying abreast of the evolution of relevant technology ecosystems and participating in relevant technical communities for more effective application development and to guide research toward practical and impactful work.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in computer science or equivalent professional experience along with coursework in algorithms and data structures and discrete math.
  • Familiarity with academic process and ability to engage with existing literature on relevant research topics, e.g. by performing literature searches and comprehending papers in a wider context.
  • Professional software development experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced computer science or related degree, coursework in applied and theoretical cryptography, mechanism design, distributed systems, or related fields.
  • Familiarity with Go or Rust.
  • Broad knowledge of blockchain technologies and familiarity specifically with smart contracts.

Our Stack

  • We use Go, Typescript, Solidity, Python, LATEX, git, and Linux/Unix.

Smart contracts are on track to revolutionize how all agreements work, through an entirely new system of technologically enforced contract guarantees. Chainlink enables next-generation smart contracts that can be written about any/all events in the real world, the details of our approach can be found in our whitepaper. We are well recognized for providing highly secure and reliable blockchain connectivity to the world's largest enterprises such as Google, Oracle, SWIFT, and many more.


*Chainlink Labs is an equal opportunity employer*


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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
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Dental insurance
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401(K)
Company equity
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