What are we all about?

We are a team of builders and researchers on a mission to empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on decentralized systems.

Our expertise covers several domains: Ethereum and Starknet protocol engineering, layer-2, cryptography research, protocol research, decentralized finance (DeFi), security auditing, formal verification, real-time monitoring, smart contract development, and dapps and enterprise engineering.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with, such as Ethereum Foundation, Starknet Foundation, Gnosis Chain, Flashbots, Forta Protocol, Lido, EigenLayer, Open Zeppelin, RISCZero, Aleph Zero, and many more.

Today, we are a 350+ strong team working remotely across 66+ countries.

View all our open positions here: https://www.nethermind.io/open-roles

About Switchboard

Our focus is on building a preconfirmation platform to unlock near-instant confirmations for users on Ethereum L1, based rollups, and beyond. We are putting together a highly-motivated team of builders and researchers to develop, test, and innovate with. As a Nethermind product team, we will have access to Nethermind’s wealth of expertize, both as an industry leader in product development.


  • Lead research and development efforts in the areas of preconfirmations and block-building.
  • Design and architect innovative solutions around MEV and improve the Ethereum block-building pipeline.
  • Collaborate with our team of researchers to integrate advanced cryptographic techniques and cutting-edge MEV strategies.
  • Implement and test production-ready code that pushes the boundaries of what's possible in the MEV space.
  • Contribute to the overall technical strategy and roadmap for our MEV-related initiatives.
  • Engage with the Ethereum and MEV communities to share insights, gather feedback, and drive the adoption of our solutions.


  • Deep expertise in Rust or Go programming languages.
  • Strong understanding of Ethereum, MEV, and the block-building process.
  • Proven experience designing and implementing complex systems using advanced cryptography.
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills, with a keen eye for optimizing performance.
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities, with experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • Passion for the Ethereum ecosystem and a drive to build groundbreaking solutions.

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience working on MEV-related projects or Ethereum infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with Layer 2 scaling solutions and their architectures.
  • Contributions to relevant open-source projects in the blockchain space.
  • Experience with DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Track record of shipping successful products in a fast-paced environment.
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