Curious about applying to Equilibrium Labs?
We are a team of 30 engineers, cryptographers, and economists spread out across 13 countries. While we have aspirations for making an impact in the external world, as important is our internal culture and the day-to-day lives we lead while working at Equilibrium Labs. We try to mold the company to fit our people rather than mold our people to fit the company. To achieve this, we do a number of things:
We think if we hire really good people, hierarchy is largely unnecessary and potentially even toxic.
We generally have a very fluid decision-making process, where anyone can make pretty much any decision; they just need to convince a group of their peers with relevant experience or information regarding the topic at hand.
Some tasks require some degree of hierarchy, in which case we can explicitly give some people the temporary authority to carry out a task as they best see fit. This emergent hierarchy is fine as long as it doesn't become static.
We think static processes are almost as bad as static hierarchies. They easily accumulate and create a never-ending swamp of bureaucracy.
Wading through such swamps is not our idea of fun, so we try very hard not to create one by avoiding creating new processes until we absolutely have to and constantly evaluating our existing processes with the intent to kill.
Example: we have zero compulsory meetings, instead opting for asynchronous text-based daily and weekly updates.
We Value Life Outside of Work
We think we can only do good work if we have ample opportunity not to work.
There are no set working hours, and we encourage working a maximum of 8 hours daily.
We apply generous vacation policies to everyone we work with, regardless of location.
Essentially, we try to ensure everyone has the time to live and enjoy their life outside of work.
These practices allow us to be happier, more functional, and more innovative to benefit everyone we work with and anyone who uses the things we build. We believe great things can be built when ambition and empathy are in equilibrium (ha).
So that's us. If this sounds like an environment you'd like to work in, we are always hiring good people.