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MONAD
Kernel Engineer
at MONAD
over 1 year ago | 1102 views | 3 applications

Kernel Engineer

Full-time
Canada, New York, Remote, United States
Per year
$250,000 To $300,000

About the company

Monad gives developers the best of both worlds. Our new blockchain is built to process 10,000 tps with 1s block times and instantaneous finality... all while preserving full EVM compatibility for apps and infrastructure. We're building the foundation for a world of mass crypto adoption with a mission to support devs building dApps that will change the world.

Job Summary

We are looking for a software engineer with five or more years of recent direct experience with Linux Kernel development.

You’ll be part of a lean, focused team shipping a massively impactful system. You’ll design new features and identify optimizations that advance the system’s limits. We think that you'll find the work very challenging and rewarding. Experience with crypto is not expected.

Who you are

Resourceful and self-motivated Team oriented, collaborative, and a good communicator Adaptive; able to make meaningful contributions in a fast-paced environment Opinionated about software architecture Motivated to push the limits of system performance through repeated optimization Interested in building high-value fault-tolerant distributed systems Requirements

Computer Science degree, or equivalent experience Multiple years of experience with C and C++ Experience with latest kernel technologies for optimizing performance, such as io_uring, eBPF/XDP, etc. Experience with kernel-level debugging processes and tools. Experience in working on open source projects. A public track record of open source code commits is a plus. What you’ll be doing

Writing open source code for the Monad node software powering the Monad network. Designing and building a high-performance multithreaded stack-based VM, as well as ancillary components for bytecode storage and retrieval. Contributing to high-performance networking logic for maintaining consensus. Identifying bottlenecks through profiling, and evaluating design choices for accelerating computation flow Tech stack: C++, go, clang, LLVM, gdb, perf, unix, git Why work with us

Working at Monad Labs means doing challenging work on a high-impact problem with exceptional teammates.

Here are some of the people you’ll work with:

James, performance engineering expert and system architect; previously designed and built ultra-low-latency systems for a top high-frequency trading team at Jump Trading; Ariq, expert at low-level firmware and software programming; previously a senior engineer at Arista Networks, where he served as lead maintainer on multiple linux kernel networking drivers for Arista EOS devices; Aashish, expert systems designer and hacker, previously the first engineer at Pattern Research, a leading crypto HFT firm, where he designed and built the entire trading stack from scratch; graduated from MIT at age 19 Why work with us?

You’ll work on extremely challenging problems with massive potential impact You’ll work with and learn from a small, exceptional team You’ll receive a competitive salary, along with equity. $200K+ salary, higher if you’re significantly experienced. You’ll shape the culture as an early employee and make impactful contributions from day one You’ll be part of a flat, results-driven organization Your work will be deeply impactful, enabling much cheaper and more efficient decentralized computation and ultimately paving the way for new decentralized apps that improve many people’s lives. We think you’ll enjoy working with us, and that you’ll find the work to be extremely impactful and challenging.

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