Protocol Engineer

O(1) Labs

O(1) Labs

Other Engineering
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024

Protocol Engineer

At O(1) Labs our mission is to catalyze a new generation of applications powered by zero-knowledge cryptography. We are looking for talented and motivated engineers to join the Engineering team at O(1) Labs. This is a chance to join a small, collaborative team and have a ton of independence while working on fascinating cross-disciplinary problems in computing.

We're hiring engineers to drive, design, and develop on a bunch of exciting projects, including:

  • Core design and development of the Mina protocol
  • Networking and infrastructure
  • Zero-knowledge circuits and DSLs
  • Work on and with new zero-knowledge proof systems
  • Performance optimisations
  • Protocols using zero-knowledge cryptography
  • Consensus algorithms

We are eager to hear from engineers who are generalists, and who are motivated and excited to engage in green field projects. We also appreciate an interest or speciality in any of the following:

  • Functional programming
  • Programming language theory
  • Type theory / formal program verification
  • Cryptography
  • Low-level performance optimisations
  • Compiler design
  • Distributed systems

Experience in OCaml or other functional programming languages is not needed but a plus.

However, there are no hard requirements; we're more interested in learning about your individual background.

About Us

O(1) Labs is the team that incubated, launched and contributes to Mina Protocol, a Layer 1 blockchain that compresses the blockchain from hundreds of gigabytes down to the size of a few tweets and can scale to millions of users while remaining decentralized enough for cell phones to be fully verifying nodes. Using the power of Mina and zk technology we are at the forefront of building a privacy centered Web 3.0.

With this work we are driving the potential to reimagine social structures. We believe in and are dedicated to incorporating diverse perspectives from conception through realization.

We are based in San Francisco, CA but our team is spread out around the world and offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

If you'd be interested in talking further, please get in touch by emailing your resume and the subject "Protocol Engineer" to

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive company. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.