What We're Building
Succinct is building a secure, decentralized, permissionless interoperability layer for Ethereum and other blockchains, powered by zero-knowledge succinct proofs (zkSNARKs). We are working towards a world where all blockchains can communicate with each other in a trust-minimized way--without any centralized entities or multisigs in-between. Much like zk rollup teams are using zkSNARKs to scale execution, we believe using succinct proofs for scaling verification of consensus ("proof of consensus") can lead to much more secure and decentralized interoperability compared to existing bridging solutions. Given the billions of dollars hacked from bridges in the past year, this one of the most important problems in the entire crypto ecosystem.
We strongly believe our approach with succinct proofs of consensus is the end game of interoperability. Our team is small and nimble but ambitious. We recently raised a seed round from the best investors in crypto and are building towards a proof-based future that many are excited about. We work in-person in an office in San Francisco and are looking for candidates that are either located in or willing to relocate to the Bay Area. Join us!
We are looking for a backend engineer who will work on the core backend system that supports the operation of our protocol. Our protocol has a few off-chain components that must be monitored and we want a resilient backend system that can record on-chain events and state to be reflected in both our internal monitoring dashboard and user-facing products.
Experience with Ethereum dApps, deep understanding of smart contracts and EVM
Experience with backend systems that read events from, query and write to blockchain state at scale
Deploying and monitoring high-quality, reliable production systems with maximal uptime
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Nice to have
Even if the above qualifications don't seem like an exact match, passionate and enthusiastic people who love to quickly learn are always welcome! Feel free to reach out or apply regardless and we would love to chat.