Senior Solutions Architect

  • Matter Labs
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 04, 2023
Business Development

Job Description

Before you read the details of this role, there’s something you should know. At Matter Labs, we don’t see ourselves as a company, but as a highly aligned global team on a single mission: to accelerate the mass adoption of crypto for personal sovereignty. 

Our core technology – zkSync Era – is a layer 2 rollup that uses advanced cryptography called zero-knowledge proofs to scale Ethereum without compromising on security or decentralization. zkSync Era is EVM compatible, which means projects on Ethereum and other EVM-based blockchains can easily deploy on zkSync Era to take advantage of low gas fees and high transaction speeds.

With a total of $458 million in mission-driven funding, zkSync Era is the first EVM-compatible ZK Rollup to go live on testnet (February 2022) and be deployed on mainnet (October 2022). As we enter the endgame for Ethereum scaling, we are committed to full open source and building in public toward our stated mission [so that even if we fail, the community and the ecosystem will benefit from our contribution].

Read more about working at Matter Labs here. All positions are 100% remote (with the likelihood of optional travel to team and/or industry events). 

Please note we are not accepting applications for candidates in the US. If you are based in the US and open to relocating to a location within the below timezone ranges that may be a possibility. Accepted timezones: UTC-5 (EST) to UTC+7 (ICT). Preferred timezones are locations from UTC to UTC+3.

The Role

We're looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to help grow our ecosystem of third-party developers, projects, and companies that leverage zkSync infrastructure for their businesses. This role plays a key part in our business development strategy and will own the decision of the best approach to tackle our top partners’ needs, including developing proofs of concept or outsourcing some of the work.

If you are passionate about building innovative and scalable web3 applications, and have experience in designing world-class systems, we would love to hear from you!

What You'll Be Doing

  • Develop a strong understanding and the value proposition zkSync can bring to large projects and Enterprise companies
  • Work closely with the Business Development team to help partners understand how zkSync can help solve their business needs
  • Lead the Partner's success squad, including internal developers as well as outsourced teams
  • Define the best architecture to enable integrations and new use cases with partners
  • Hands-on development to ensure we deliver integrations and proof of concepts
  • Actively participate in common team meetings: daily standups, demo, retrospective, planning, grooming, estimation etc
  • Actively participate in code reviews

What We Look For in You

  • At least 6+ years of experience with TypeScript in a full-stack environment, modern frontend and backend frameworks (e.g Vue.js, Node.js)
  • At least 3+ years of experience with Ethereum development (Hardhat, Foundry, Ethers, Web3, Solidity), including smart contract development
  • At least 3+ years of experience as a solutions engineer (or similar role).Previous experience in web3 or blockchain companies/projects, especially knowledge of Ethereum & L2s is a plus
  • Strong understanding of the principles of software development and architecture
  • Excellent communication skills in English and proven ability to efficiently work with remote teams
  • Happy to jump in into meetings with the business team and partners to discuss projects and initiatives in different stages of maturity
  • Ownership mindset and a track record of successfully accomplished projects
  • Passionate and familiar with dApp developers, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology
  • Experience as a Full Stack Developer using other languages and frameworks, e.g. .NET, Ruby, etc

Nice to Have

  • Experience as a mentor or tech/team lead
  • Hands-on experience using PostgreSQL or similar
  • Hands-on experience using MongoDB or Redis etc
  • Profound knowledge and hands-on experience in continuous integration / continuous delivery for front and backend
  • Hands-on experience using Kubernetes on AWS or Google Cloud
  • Security-minded and always checking for potential security threats and vulnerabilities in code bases
Working at Matter Labs

At Matter Labs, you have the freedom to work how you want, when you want, and from where you want. We operate in small, focused teams, with no time tracking and minimum bureaucracy. Only results matter. We will provide you with anything you need to learn, grow, and be productive.

Our results-only environment means anyone who believes in our mission can join us, regardless of background, sexual orientation, race, gender, and age. Both our team and community are made up of people from different countries, cultures, ethnical and religious backgrounds. That's why, out of politeness and respect, we refrain from opinions on politics, religion, or sex at the workplace. 

We designed our culture of freedom and ownership to persist as we scale and to establish the base for a positive-sum community as we move toward full decentralization.

Apply now if this role sounds of interest and we aim to get back to you as soon as possible.