Meet the Nomic Team — Zoey Morgan, Software Engineer on Ignition

In light of Hardhat Ignition’s recent launch, we’d like to introduce you to Zoey, one of the engineers instrumental in bringing this…

Meet the Nomic Team — Zoey Morgan, Software Engineer on Ignition

Meet the Nomic Team — Zoey Morgan, Software Engineer on Hardhat Ignition

In light of Hardhat Ignition’s recent launch, we’d like to introduce you to Zoey, one of the engineers instrumental in bringing this project to life!

What is your name, and what do you do at Nomic?

Hi! My name is Zoey, and I’m a software engineer at Nomic working on our Hardhat Ignition project!

Where are you located? Is that where you are from originally?

I was born in the US, but currently I live in Ontario, Canada.

Who are you outside of work? What do you like to do in your spare time?

Outside of work I’m kind of a huge nerd (well, inside of work too I suppose 😅). I’m really into some videogame speedrunning communities, and I also love watching anime and reading manga!

What were you doing professionally before joining Nomic?

Before Nomic, I was working for a big corporation doing mostly backend web dev stuff, but I quickly realized that I vastly preferred working for smaller, startup-sized teams. At some point I left the corp job and decided to spend my time hunting for someplace I was really going to enjoy working for again. (hint: it was Nomic!)

Why did you decide to join the team?

Having worked at a crypto startup before, I knew that’s what I wanted to look for when I started my job search; normal web dev just wasn’t as interesting anymore 😜. Working with Ethereum and smart contracts was super fun, but I just wasn’t finding a project that was clicking for me. Eventually, I got lucky enough to stumble across Nomic, and I knew immediately that this was the only place I wanted to work.

Rather than working on a single product, their vision was about empowering devs and supporting the Ethereum ecosystem as a whole. The team was (and is) very close-knit and eager to grow together, which is all exactly what I was looking for.

What’s your story behind getting into crypto/blockchain/decentralized tech?

While I was learning web development, one of my friends introduced me to Ethereum and tried explaining the concept of smart contracts to me. I didn’t understand it at all 😂 but it was exciting and interesting! I went down the rabbit hole and learned everything I could about it; I was totally fascinated. Eventually I landed a job as a smart contract engineer at a growing startup, and the rest is history!

What are the things that you enjoy and appreciate about working at Nomic?

There’s so many!! My favorite would be that the team is as welcoming as it is diverse, so whether it’s technical or cultural, I feel like I’m learning new things constantly which is really amazing.

Which one of our core values resonates with you the most and why? How do you see it being “used” at Nomic?

For me, I think Kindness resonates the most. The tech industry in general doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to its treatment of women in the industry, but in the (nearly) two years I’ve worked at Nomic, that has never been an issue. I mentioned earlier how diverse and inclusive the team is, and that truly shows here. I feel safe and supported by my colleagues, and for me, there’s no greater source of motivation.

What are you excited about when you think about your future at Nomic?


Okay, yes, I’m biased, but watching this project launch after all the work we’ve put into it is extremely exciting. I can’t wait to see how it grows in the years to come!

Aside from that, I’m just excited for Nomic to grow as a whole! The size of the team has nearly tripled since I joined, and it’s been such a joy getting to know every new face.

What is your best tip for staying productive and happy when working remotely?

Oh gosh, I think the best tip I could give is just to find what works for you, and don’t be afraid to change something up if it’s not working. Whether it’s working from a cafe, setting up a dedicated “office” space in your home, or trying a different work schedule (as much as possible), the best part of working remotely is the flexibility, so work with it! Try different things and find/create the environment that enables you to succeed and feel good while doing it!

Empowering developers to decentralize the world

If you value a culture of high standards, autonomy, and kindness and are interested in working on impactful projects, we invite you to check out opportunities to join our team. Together, we can ensure that Ethereum continues to deliver a top-quality, reliable developer experience as part of its software development platform, both today and in the future.