Mar 07, 2023

Senior Backend Engineer

  • Axiom
Full time Engineering

Job Description

We are looking for a senior backend engineer to join a startup using zero-knowledge proofs to scale smart contract applications. You will be responsible for building cloud-based systems to fulfill and monitor user queries into Axiom, our first product. This will involve building systems to query blockchain indexers, execute zero-knowledge provers, and submit query outputs on-chain. This will involve orchestrating multiple cloud servers to optimize proving latency, reliability, and cost. Your work will require designing secure and efficient systems and making design choices to enable rapid development without sacrificing security.

Your day-to-day work will involve implementing and optimizing query pipelines which transform blockchain data to fulfilled Axiom queries. We are looking for someone with strong engineering design skills, the ability to work across the stack, and a security mindset. We also value the ability to make pragmatic technology choices which empower our small team without adding too much overhead.


  • Fluency in Javascript / Typescript and Python or a similar language. We use React, Python, and Rust, but prior experience is not mandatory.

  • Experience deploying a production application in the cloud using orchestration and containerization (Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Security and ownership mindset.

  • Prior experience in blockchain infrastructure development preferred.

  • Prior experience with performance optimization or Rust is helpful but not required.

About Us

We empower developers to build novel decentralized applications with the power of ZK. We believe blockchain applications have an unlimited appetite for data and compute, and zero-knowledge proofs are the key to providing it. We are tackling the hard research and engineering problems necessary to make ZK accessible to smart contract developers.

We are a small, well-funded team of researchers and developers backed by leading crypto investors. Our team previously wrote some of the most performant open-source ZK circuits, published number theory research in top mathematics journals, and worked in high frequency trading. Working on our team involves:

  • Working in-person at our New York office (remote possible but not preferred).

  • Competitive salary, equity, and benefits.

  • Working closely with a small elite team of researchers and developers.

We hope you will join us in our mission to unleash the power of ZK for crypto applications.

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