Eigen Labs logo

Backend Software Engineer (Node Operators)

USA flag USA


Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$180k - $220k






  • Build and maintain backend systems for blockchain nodes

  • Collaborate with a dynamic engineering team in a leading blockchain company

  • Opportunities for career growth in a cutting-edge technology space


Eigen Labs is more than just a leading name in the blockchain space. We’re the driving force behind EigenLayer, a game-changing solution that revolutionizes crypto-economic security. Imagine a world where blockchain projects break free from the shackles of the scaling trilemma and capital limitations.

We’re building a platform to deliver security to novel distributed applications. In today's blockchain ecosystem, each service is typically secured by its own tokenized trust-network. With EigenLayer, services can build upon the established security of the Ethereum trust network, unlocking untold scalability while maintaining security and decentralization.


As a Backend Engineer you will leverage your skills and knowledge of distributed systems to create technologies that power the world’s most innovative crypto projects. If you’re looking to collaborate with a talented team of engineers, driving innovation and inventing groundbreaking technologies, we look forward to hearing from you!


  • Collaborate across teams, external partners and customers to design, develop backends, maintain and run blockchain nodes and related tools to run on varying infrastructure environment such as docker, kubernetes, or bare metal

  • Create node operator tools that are capable of interacting with smart contracts and launching to different types of validator environments and cloud.

  • Willingness to research/learn new concepts, ideas, and frameworks

  • Proactively contribute to discussions about technical issues, sprint and roadmap planning, and improving team processes

  • Engage in the team design/code reviews, standups, and agile development processes


  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field (e.g., physics or mathematics)

  • 3+ years of backend distributed systems experience

  • 2+ years of full life cycle development with Go, Rust or C++

  • Exposure to cloud technologies (key management and/or bootstrapping AWS environments)

  • Experience with highly scalable P2P networks or Blockchain networks.

  • Have successfully delivered high-scalable software systems


  • Familiarity with blockchain tech and concepts such as; cryptography, polynomial commitments, signature schemes, hash functions, erasure codes, multi-threaded and parallel computing

  • Ability to integrate smart contracts

  • Experience with Liquid Staking or Node Operations platforms

  • Public contributions to Open Source Projects.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $180,000 - $220,000 is the annual base salary. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, EigenLabs provides various employee benefits, including:

  • Employer-covered Medical, Dental, and Vision plans

  • 401k

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • 12 weeks of fully paid maternity and paternity leave

#LI-Remote | #LI-AC1


Healthcare benefits icon

Healthcare benefits

401(k) Match icon

401(k) Match

Paid Leave icon

Paid Leave

Parental leave icon

Parental leave