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Research Engineer



Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, this Research Engineer will play a key role in conducting research, designing protocols, and implementing core infrastructure components that power our network.


  • 3+ years of experience in research and development in the crypto space, with a strong track record of contributions to protocol design and implementation
  • Professional Rust experience
  • Deep understanding of decentralized networks, consensus mechanisms, cryptographic primitives, and protocol-level concepts
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a fast-paced startup environment
  • PhD preferred with a focus on distributed systems, cryptography, or blockchain technology


  • Conduct research on various aspects of decentralized networks, consensus mechanisms, cryptography, and protocol design
  • Design and architect novel protocols and algorithms to address scalability, security, and performance challenges in crypto
  • Implement and optimize protocol-level features and infrastructure components using Rust
  • Write technical whitepapers, research reports, and documentation to communicate research findings and protocol designs.

The total compensation package (base salary and equity) for this role ranges from $300,000 up to $550,000, with additional company benefits. The pay range provided reflects individual compensation based on factors such as work location, assessed job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Join the Eclipse team!

Eclipse is building the fastest Ethereum Layer 2, powered by the Solana VM. Our general-purpose L2 combines the best of the modular stack without sacrificing UX or fragmenting liquidity. Our team is composed of former Citadel, dYdX, and Uniswap veterans, and we’re backed by top investors including Polychain, Tribe Capital, and DBA.

  • Opportunity. We believe blockchains should be fast AND highly usable. You’ll do high-impact work to enhance Ethereum’s scalability, shaping the future of crypto
  • Flexibility. We are remotely distributed with a beautiful office space in SF. We collaborate synchronously and asynchronously, across weekly all-hands meetings, Slack messaging, and quarterly in-person meetups
  • Team. We’re backed by leading funds and leaders including Polychain, Placeholder, DBA, Maven 11, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Tarun Chitra, and Anatoly Yakovenko
  • Culture. As an early member of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to help shape our culture. We value intellectual honesty, bias towards action, and believe every member plays a key role in achieving our ambitious goals
  • Compensation. We offer a competitive salary + equity + benefits package

Eclipse Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.