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Protocol Engineer


Remote worldwide

Posted 2 months ago

The Interoperable Layer-1 Blockchain That Connects All Chains

Tech stack

  • Cosmos SDK

As a Protocol Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design and implementation of our protocol. Your primary focus will be on developing robust and scalable blockchain solutions, contributing to both the core blockchain and the surrounding infrastructure. Your work will involve a deep dive into blockchain technology, particularly focusing on the Cosmos SDK, to create efficient, reliable, and high-performing software.

About ZetaChain

ZetaChain aims to be the only blockchain you’ll ever need. It is a layer 1 blockchain and developer platform that connects any L1 and L2, from Ethereum to Bitcoin and beyond. Access all of crypto in one place, as a developer or user.

ZetaChain prides itself on its vibrant and active community, a testament to our growing impact and relevance in the blockchain space:

  • Thriving Ecosystem: 1000 dApps developed between testnet and mainnet, showcasing diverse innovation and utilization.
  • Engagement: With over a million community members, ZetaChain fosters a dynamic environment for engagement, and collaboration.
  • Live on Mainnet: partnered with all major exchanges.
  • Activity: Our network has over 550k unique addresses.
  • Well Funded: Raised over $27M!

Find out more about our ecosystem: https://www.zetachain.com/ecosystem

Find out more about our hiring culture: Dream Team Culture

Why You Want To Work Here

  • Remote Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a remote work environment, ensuring a work-life balance. Plus visits to our San Francisco HQ
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Dive deep into the latest advancements in blockchain technology with ZetaChain's innovative protocol.
  • Impactful Role: Play a pivotal role in shaping the security and efficiency of a leading blockchain protocol.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape, ensuring you're always at the forefront of the industry.


  • Actively contribute to the development of the ZetaChain protocol, focusing on high-quality code and innovative solutions.
  • Employ best practices in software development to ensure the protocol is not only secure but also optimized for performance and scalability.
  • Engage in the development and optimization of EVM contracts written in Solidity, ensuring they meet high standards of quality and efficiency.
  • Lead and participate in research initiatives to explore new features, optimizations, and technologies that could benefit ZetaChain.

Who Would Be a Good Fit for This Role?

Experienced Blockchain Developer:

  • Individuals with substantial experience in blockchain development, capable of understanding and building complex blockchain architectures.

Innovative Software Engineering Background:

  • Developers who have a proven track record in software engineering, showing expertise in languages like Go, Rust, or Solidity.

Contributor to Open Source and Blockchain Communities:

  • Individuals actively involved in the blockchain community, contributing to open-source projects and staying updated with the latest trends and advancements in blockchain technology.


Our tech stack

  • Protocol: Go (Cosmos SDK, go-ethereum, btcsuite)
  • Smart contracts: Solidity


  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • 2+ years of blockchain development experience
  • Must Have: Hands-on blockchain development experience



Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

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