Senior Developer Relations Engineer

Polygon Labs

On site
Remote (Europe)
Full time

Posted on: 02 Jan, 2024

What is Polygon Labs?

Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols. Polygon Labs engages with other ecosystem developers to help make available scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3. Polygon Labs has initially developed a growing suite of protocols for developers to gain easy access to major scaling solutions, including layer 2s (zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups), sidechains, hybrid chains, app-specific chains, enterprise chains, and data availability protocols. Scaling solutions that Polygon Labs initially developed have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized apps, unique addresses exceeding 225 million, over 1.2 million smart contracts created and 2.56 billion total transactions processed since inception. The existing Polygon network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, and well-known enterprises, including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon Labs is carbon neutral with the goal of leading Web3 in becoming carbon negative.

Job Summary

We are looking for a crypto-native candidate for the role of Developer Relations Engineer to join our efforts to engage and drive the adoption of middleware, tools, and solutions in the Polygon ecosystem. In this role, you will be responsible for working closely with developers to create a vibrant developer community around Polygon. You will engage with developers to help them build on Polygon and promote the protocol and related tooling, as well as work closely with other teams to ensure the success of developers building on Polygon. You will also work closely with product and engineering teams to provide developer feedback and help enrich the product development lifecycle by providing insights from the wider developer ecosystem.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with developers to help them understand and build on Polygon.
  • Develop technical documentation, code samples, and other resources to make it easy for developers to get started building on Polygon.
  • Act as a liaison between the developer community and other teams within Polygon.
  • Work with the product team to prioritize developer feedback and feature requests.
  • Continuously measure and report on the success of Polygon's Developer Relations efforts.
  • Review and execute a strong North America strategy for Polygon Labs’ Developer Relations initiatives & help expand Polygon Labs’ presence
  • Collaborate with North American developer communities to expand their reach and effectiveness
  • Build partnerships with technology companies, Web3 protocols and other related entities to maximize the value Polygon Labs delivers to developers and the wider Web3 community.
  • Represent Polygon Labs at both in-person and virtual events and hackathons.

A Day in the Life

  • A Developer Relations Engineering can perform any of the following duties on a given day:
  • Building reference implementations in Javascript, GoLang, Solidity or Rust to support any of our chains.
  • Making memes and other forms of engaging social media content on current narratives surrounding Polygon.
  • Writing X/Twitter threads, blog posts, and articles on emerging developer technologies, internal or external.
  • Speaking at events either IRL or virtually.
  • Organizing the entire lifecycle of a hackathon from crafting bounties with internal product teams; to judging cool hackathon projects; to unblocking developers who are looking to build in Web3.

About the Team

  • We are a remote-first team comprised of a broad set of experiences ranging from engineering, developer marketing, product development etc. We value:
  • Developer Empathy: We understand the developer journey because we are developers ourselves
  • Embrace Uncertainty: Being in Web3 means embracing the paradox of being absolutely comfortable with not knowing while not being satisfied with not knowing.
  • Async communication and autonomy: We over-index on async communication and autonomy.
  • Technical Depth: We know our stuff because developers expect us to
  • Team: We don’t seek individual glory at the expense of the greater good, and we understand that our maximized impact is felt when we are aligned and function as a team.

What you’ll need- Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience as a software engineer shipping production-level softwareExperience in developer relations or developer advocacy.
  • Strong understanding of blockchain technology, specifically Polygon's stack and middleware solutions.
  • Ability to write technical documentation and code samples.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with a distributed team and across time zones.
  • Passion for building developer communities and helping developers succeed.
  • Experience working with DAOs and decentralized governance is a plus.

Polygon Labs Perks

The goal of the Polygon Labs total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits:

Remote first global workforce

Industry leading Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance*

Company matching 401k with 3% match*

$1,500 Home Office Set Up Allowance (life-time max)

$200 Annual Book Allowance Program 

$75 Internet or phone reimbursement

Flexible Time Off

1 company wide wellness Friday day off per quarter

Company issued laptop

Mental health and employee wellness benefits

*In certain countries medical, dental and vision is fully covered for employees & their dependents. This is country and plan specific.

*401k is for United States employees only

Polygon Labs is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Polygon Labs is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

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