Senior Software Engineer (Backend) - North America

| Toronto, ON, CAN +80 more | Remote
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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. 


We are hiring on a multitude of our core engineering teams, including: 


CCIP:

Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) is a critical project that will enable complete interoperability between blockchains. Our team is building capabilities to further scale the system to support thousands of tokens and enable message deliveries across hundreds of blockchains.


Blockchain Integrations:

Our Blockchain Integrations team own the integrations of upcoming blockchains into the Chainlink platform, working directly and building relations with the founding engineers while gaining expertise in each new innovative ecosystem


VRF & Capital Markets:

Our team is building brand new solutions to help bridge the gap of decentralized and traditional finance. By using CCIP, we can provide liquidity to the capital markets industry looking to tokenize real world assets. 

Requirements

  • At least 5+ years of professional engineering experience working in a collaborative product-driven environment
  • Expert proficiency in one or more of our core languages: Golang, Typescript, Solidity, or Rust 
  • Excitement for blockchain, web3, and similar decentralized technologies
  • Strong written and oral communication and organization skills in English 
  • Good understanding of computer science fundamentals 
  • Comfort in a remote role as a part of a distributed team located across multiple time zones

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience owning the communication of project progress, dependencies, and risk mitigation directly with stakeholders and partners
  • Experience in blockchain and other Web 3.0 technologies, as a web3 developer and/or as a backend service developer
  • Experience contributing to the open source community
  • Track record in mentoring and supporting junior developers

Our Selection Process  

We operate a role agnostic hiring process for our core engineering teams. We'll assess your skills and strengths against our engineering standards and align you to the right team as you move through the process. You'll have the opportunity to meet with engineers and leadership across our core teams.


If you have a strong preference for a particular team at the outset, please do let us know


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).


Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Chainlink Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need when applying for a role or in our recruitment process, please contact us via this form.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • People Operations
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SolidityLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • DockerFrameworks
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitHubServices
    • FigmaDesign
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration
    • AsanaProject Management

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
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
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
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
Job training & conferences
Mentorship program

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