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Senior Software Engineer, Interoperability

Ava LabsNew York, New York, United StatesRemote, Onsite
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Looking to join a world-class blockchain development team? Ava Labs makes it simple to deploy high-performance solutions for Web3, led by innovations on Avalanche. The company was founded by Cornell computer scientists, who partnered with Wall Street veterans and early Web3 leaders to execute a promising vision for redefining the way people build permissionless networks. Ava Labs is redefining the way people create value with Web3. Join us as we empower people to easily and freely digitize all the world’s assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform


The Interoperability team develops novel solutions for blockchains to communicate with one another seamlessly and securely. This includes connecting Avalanche to external ecosystems (Ethereum and Bitcoin) via the Avalanche Bridge, and connecting Avalanche subnets via Avalanche Warp Messaging and Teleporter. Future work includes extending interoperability to new virtual machines, and exploring new use cases of cross-chain applications. The mission is to make it as easy as possible for chains to connect and exchange data, ultimately making many blockchains feel like one.We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Interoperability team.

The Interoperability team is responsible for delivering the new EVM bridge re-architecture, which will significantly reduce the operational cost of the bridge. This particular role will be an integral part of contributing to intra-Avalanche interoperability efforts, such as connecting HyperSDK programs to be natively interoperable with the C-chain.


  • Design, optimize, and implement novel cross-chain transfer and interoperability protocols
  • Contribute to core technical projects of the Avalanche Bridge, from planning through release
  • Work with our talented product, business, and engineering teams to communicate and align on upcoming features and releases
  • Develop automated testing suites and tools
  • Support our DevOps team with new releases and production monitoring (on-call rotation)
  • Engage with our open-source community


  • BS in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 1+ years of hands on blockchain, consensus protocols, distributed systems, applied cryptography, or similar systems
  • C++, Golang and/or Solidity
  • Strong understanding of blockchains and distributed systems (fee structures, transaction formats & consensus mechanisms)
  • Hands on experience with cloud deployments (AWS and/or Azure)
  • Experience with cross-chain protocols and smart contract development is a plus
  • Cryptography is a plus
  • Experience leading teams is a plus

Salary Range: $163,000 - $203,600(**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)#LI-Remote #LI-DS1


If you've ever thought about joining an early stage Web3 company - this is it! We're a global, world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and law with offices in New York City and Miami. We're highly passionate about Web3 and redefining the way people build and use finance and decentralized applications of all kinds. The company received early-stage funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant.

Join us and be a pioneer in a new technology that will have implications across a range of verticals such as finance, gaming, investing, collectibles, among many others.Ava Labs is committed to diversity in the workplace and we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Life at Ava Labs

Ava Labs makes it simple to launch decentralized finance applications on Avalanche, a highly scalable blockchain platform for decentralized applications and enterprise blockchain deployments. We are empowering people to build an open, simple, and democratic internet of finance. Ava Labs was founded by Cornell computer scientists who brought on talent from Wall Street to execute their vision. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant.
Thrive Here & What We Value1. World-class blockchain development team2. Empowering digitization on open, programmable platform3. Global expertise in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, law4. Passionate about Web3 and decentralized applications5. Committed to diversity as an Equal Opportunity Employer6. Offices located in New York City and Miami7. Notable funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Polychain Capital, Balaji Srinivasan, Naval Ravikant8. Pioneering technology impacting finance, gaming, investing, collectibles
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