Sr. Software Engineer (Principal/Staff Level)

Who We Are:

Solana is a high performance blockchain that can enable growing decentralized applications and systems to scale without sacrificing security
Solana Labs is the team that built the original protocol, and is building both the validator client and applications on top of the Solana blockchain; therefore the team is highly specialized, and we’re looking for talented people who are willing to jump right in and use their expertise to help us build the Solana ecosystem
If you’re looking to join a fast-paced, problem solving environment in the center of blockchain infrastructure, cryptocurrency, and decentralized applications, then read on


The “Strategic Initiatives” team at Solana Labs is dedicated to expanding Solana’s footprint by finding innovative solutions to some of the toughest problems
We explore ideas across multiple industries, including Games, DeFi, Payments, and Commerce
We are looking for a talented and driven Principal/Staff level Software Engineer who is passionate about taking products from 0 to Production
As a Staff level Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of exciting new product initiatives, build user interfaces, develop Web3 APIs and SDKs, create client infrastructure and data pipelines, and work across the stack
You will work closely with product managers, designers, and the engineering team to bring new products to market
This is an amazing opportunity offering you the ability to learn new technical skills in web3
0/blockchain and work with an amazing team of engineers


As a Principal/Staff Engineer at Solana Labs, you’ll work in a very small team helping to build out a greenfield project
You’ll be responsible for major architectural decisions, deeply understanding the product requirements, interpreting user feedback, and assisting the design and product members of the team in developing solutions

You will:

  • Design, plan, and implement new APIs and SDKs
  • Observe and scale production backends
  • Work and integrate with web3 solutions providers in the Solana ecosystem
  • Contribute to the technical direction of projects at Solana Labs while aligning with the team’s overall strategy
  • Improve and maintain the software that your team produces


  • 7+ years of experience working in backend codebases
  • 7+ years experience working with Typescript/Javascript, NodeJS
  • 7+ years of experience working with databases
    Postgres knowledge is a plus
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interest in web3 and Blockchain technology
  • Experience delivering large greenfield/0-to-1 projects
  • A passion for product with an interest in helping shape product vision
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and across the product engineering stack
  • Highly autonomous, ability to design and develop software with minimal guidance
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal communications

The salary range for US-based candidates will be determined throughout the interview process and can vary depending on experiences, skills, and location
Candidates should anticipate an annual base salary (not including incentive compensation or other benefits) of $USD140,000 – $240,000 for full time employees

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