Web3 Engineer (Solidity)

Who Are We?

Obol Labs is a remote-first research and software development team focused on Proof of Stake infrastructure for public blockchain networks
Specific topics of focus are Internet Bonds, Distributed Validator Technology, and Multi-Operator Validation
The core team includes 27 members spread across +14 countries
The core team is building the Obol Network, a protocol to foster trust-minimized staking through multi-operator validation
This will enable low-trust access to Ethereum staking yield, which can be used as a core building block in various Web3 products
The Network

The network can be best visualized as a work layer that sits directly on top of the base layer consensus
This work layer is designed to provide the base layer with more resiliency and decentralization as it scales
In this chapter of Ethereum, we will move on to the next great scaling challenge, which is stake centralization
Layers like Obol are critical to the long-term viability and resiliency of public networks, especially networks like Ethereum
Obol as a layer is focused on scaling main chain staking by providing permissionless access to Distributed Validators
The network utilizes a middleware implementation of Distributed Validator Technology (DVT), to enable the operation of distributed validator clusters that can preserve validators' current client and remote signing configurations
Similar to how roll-up technology laid the foundation for L2 scaling implementations, we believe DVT will do the same for scaling the consensus layer while preserving decentralization
Staking infrastructure is entering its protocol phase of evolution, which must include trust-minimized staking networks that can be plugged into at scale
We believe DVT will evolve into a widely used primitive and will ensure the security, resiliency, and decentralization of public networks
The Obol Network develops and maintains four core public goods that will eventually work together through circular economics:The DV Launchpad

, a User Interface for bootstrapping and managing Distributed ValidatorsCharon,

a middleware Golang client that enables validators to run in a fault-tolerant, distributed mannerObol Managers

, a set of solidity libraries for the formation of Distributed Validators tailored to different use cases such as DeFi, Liquid Staking, and Fractionalized Deposits Obol Testnets

, a set of ongoing public incentivized testnets that enable any sized operator to test their deployment before serving for the Ethereum Main netSustainable Public Goods

Obol is inspired by previous work on Ethereum public goods and experimenting with circular economics
We believe that to unlock innovation in staking use cases, a credibly neutral layer must exist for innovation to flow and evolve vertically

Without this layer, highly available uptime will continue to be a moat

The Obol Network will become an open, community-governed, self-sustaining project over the coming months and years

Together we will incentivize, build, and maintain distributed validator technology that makes public networks a more secure and resilient foundation to build on top of

Mission of the role 

Obol’s mission is to decentralize Ethereum by enabling Distributed Validators, to this end, we build dApps, smart contract integrations, SDKs, wallet integrations, and more
We need to monitor the chain, index it, report and alert on it, enable web3 developers to bootstrap Distributed Validators as part of their dapps with it, and more
 The mission of this role is to enable the adoption of DVs across the entire staking community, by building software to make it easy to do so
Facilitating the deployment of , incorporating more wallet types into , helping validator launcher projects , and developing and starter kits
This role is focused on making Distributed Validators software ubiquitous and community-owned


    • Design, prototype, and develop solidity integrations facilitating the incorporation of Distributed Validators into Ethereum staking solutions
    • Build tooling and documentation to make deploying DVs programmatically easy for developers
    • Review pull requests and maintain open-source repositories
    • Ensure a high standard of testing for all production software
    • Participate in the development of the DV protocol, a smart contract-based system to allow people to run DVs with one another in a low-trust environment


    • Experience in solidity development
    • Experience creating Ethereum applications, from front-end to contracts,  with production use
    • Ideal Time zone from GMT-8 to GMT+3

Nice to have

    • Public GitHub contributions to high-quality projects in the Ethereum or broader Web3 space
    • Experience in serving real-time and historical chain data at scale to a front end
    • Experience with wallet integration
    • Experience running an Ethereum validator or node


    • Competitive compensation
    • Annual Global Off-site
    • Annual opportunity to attend DevCon (or a blockchain conference of choice)
    • Unlimited paid time off
    • Budget for personal equipment
    • Budget for training or education

We are a remote first company hiring around the world
Join us ❤️Thank you for your interest
Looking forward to building amazing stuff together!

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