Salary Competitive

Equilibrium is a venture studio working on core infrastructure for the distributed web. We work on a variety of open source projects including rust-ipfs, orbitdb and interledger-rs. We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join us. The position is remote-first, but we hope to get some facetime in the form of company retreats if such things are ever possible post-pandemic.


You would be working with our distributed team of engineers on new products, core protocols or client projects. Most of the work we do is or will eventually be open source. Our teams are largely self-organising in that they design their own processes and choose their own tools. We know each team and each project is different, so we try very hard not to mandate unnecessary processes on anyone. We trust our teams to deliver and let them get to work in the way they think is best.


Job duties include, but are not limited to:

- Researching and understanding complex protocols

- Designing, implementing and documenting distributed systems

- Developing protocols or protocol-driven applications in Rust

- Designing and developing testing and quality assurance processes

- Communicating with clients or open source communities


Must-have skills and qualifications:

- Experience in systems programming

- Experience in leading small teams

- Ability to design interoperable software architectures

- At least 5+ years of experience in collaborative software development

- At least 1 year of hands-on Rust experience

- Full proficiency in English



- Experience with domain-specific languages

- Cryptography & infosec knowledge


Salary & benefits:

Salary and benefits will be negotiated separately based on the candidate’s skills and experience. Make sure to include your salary request in the application!


More about the company:

Equilibrium builds core infrastructure for the new distributed web. We are a group of humans who think the web should be open source, peer-to-peer and private by default. 



Make sure to include in your application:

- A short paragraph on why you would like to work at Equilibrium specifically

- Links to any relevant content (Github, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

- Your salary request

- Potential starting date

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Paid holiday
Paid holiday

Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.

Working at
Equilibrium Labs

Equilibrium is a globally distributed company focused on designing, building and funding core infrastructure for the decentralised web. We are a group of humans who believe that the web should be open-source, peer-to-peer and private by default. Our dream is to be able to fund the development of decentralised infrastructure that reflects these values indefinitely. We also think the web today is a little bit boring and would very much like to make it more exciting again. Equilibrium, the company, was started in 2017 to further these goals. Equilibrium is a globally distributed organisation focused on hard engineering problems in decentralised technologies. We are a team of over 30 engineers, cryptographers and economists, spread out over 4 continents and more than 8 countries. Our primary business is the business of being the worlds leading experts in a carefully chosen selection of core distributed web protocols.

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