Staff Software Engineer – Rust

XMTP Labs, Inc.



At , we’re reimagining the future of decentralized, secure, and portable messaging
We believe that privacy is an inalienable and universal right

We’re committed to creating a powerful communication protocol that is truly open to all
In our vision, users not only own and control their own identity and data, but also benefit economically from their participation, all while breaking free from single-entity control
Our mission at XMTP Labs is to build a secure, open, and decentralized communication protocol that connects creators, communities, applications, and users
If this mission speaks to you, let’s build the future of messaging together

We’re backed by some of the best investors in tech and crypto: a16z Crypto, Offline Ventures, Sound Ventures, Distributed Global, Redpoint, IDEO CoLab and many more key ecosystem investors and operators


  • 6+ years of Rust experience
  • Experience building bridges from Rust to SDKs in other languages, like React Native, Swift, Kotlin, or Flutter
  • Experience with Solidity and/or Smart Contract development
  • Experience with messaging software
  • Experience working in open source projects


  • Ability and willingness to make contributions across our stack, primarily in
  • Jump in and assist our current team with high-priority work, help unblock peers quickly
  • Contribute to discussions/decisions affecting the XMTP platform as a whole
  • Partner with peers more experienced in other languages & interested in leveling up their Rust skills


  • Generous and competitive compensation package
  • Salary range between $230-275k range (depending on experience + location)
  • Remote-first environment with semi-yearly gatherings to connect IRL
  • Full paid Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • IT Equipment and WFH setup
  • Monthly Wellness and Lifestyle stipend
  • Personal assistant
  • Flexible vacation (with minimum requirements to ensure rest and time-off to pursue your passions outside of work)
  • And much more!


We think of ourselves as a “grown-up” startup—building a company that’s fair, equitable, and rewarding for everyone to work at, with an emphasis on having fun while building an ambitious project

Joining XMTP Labs today represents not just an opportunity to play a key role in building an essential part of the next web, but also in establishing the core DNA of the company

and some of the frequently asked questions about our culture, answered by one of our co-founders and core team members

is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills
We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
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