Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Come join Irreducible as we accelerate the ZK revolution. We’re a high-performance cryptography startup looking to hire one of our first Engineering Managers. In this hands-on role, you’ll have the unique opportunity to shape the engineering culture and processes from the ground up!


  • Having a direct impact on shaping the future of the company and on our groundbreaking product

  • Ownership and freedom in running the team’s day-to-day

  • Ability to exchange knowledge with some of the best people in the business

Locations supported:

We’re looking for candidates who are located between the USA East Coast and Central Europe time zones. Although we’re a globally distributed company, ensuring the leadership team works in cohesive time zones is essential to our goals. Additionally, the company plans to get together ~one week per quarter at our New York City office.

About us:

We're a dynamic startup diving deep into crypto-focused technologies with an exciting hardware twist. Our mission is to accelerate the ZK revolution by supporting web3 networks with reliable and cost-efficient proof generation.

About the role:

As an Engineering Manager at Irreducible, you'll play a key role in developing our engineering journey. Collaborating with co-founders, you'll shape the roadmap, hire and mentor software engineers, and ensure they have the resources and support they need to succeed. Think of this as a hands-on, player-coach role – not just providing guidance but also leading by technical example.

About you:

You’re a proactive Engineering Manager who's as passionate about hands-on tech as they are about shaping a fantastic team culture. If you like to take ownership and thrive in an environment of ambiguity and hustle, this is a job for you!

What will you do:

  • Manage a low-level systems software team and ensure high-quality, timely work

  • Establish engineering processes and best practices

  • Define and track engineering metrics

  • Represent the team in leadership decision-making, and ensure that their work is aligned with the higher-level company vision and goals

Apply if you have:

  • 8+ years in tech with 4+ years in management

  • Early-stage startup experience

  • Familiarity with Rust, C++, and C

  • Hands-on, high-impact role experience

Bonus qualifications:

  • Blended hardware/software company background

  • Deep Layer 2 blockchain knowledge with previous work experience in this space

  • HPC, AI, Image Processing, or Self-Driving Car involvement

  • Experience with running bare-metal servers in the data center

  • Understanding operating systems principles

NOTE: We can not sponsor visas of any kind at this time.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where talented individuals can thrive and grow. We value the different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds that each person brings to our team. Even if you don't fit 100% of the job's necessary qualifications, we'd still love to hear from you.