Staff Rust Engineer – Remote

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Published November 9, 2022
Location Dallas, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


San Francisco startup backed by Polychain, Tribe Capital, & the Solana Foundation is hiring for a Lead Rust Engineer!

This Jobot Job is hosted by Sydney Weaver

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Salary $150,000 - $400,000 per year

A Bit About Us

This startup builds high-performance, modular infrastructure to scale blockchains. They basically are building a blockchain eco system that will allow others to build out blockchain to their own application. Similar to Cosmos or Polkadot just a much faster version. Their backers include Polychain, Robot Ventures, Accel, Tribe Capital, and the Solana Foundation.

We make blockchains scale by separating the “slow” part of blockchains (consensus) from executing programs (execution) and storing block data (data availability). With our infrastructure, any application can spin out as its own blockchain without increasing its security risk.

Why join us?

Our full-time Senior Software Engineer will work on the development of mission-critical systems in addition to managing a small engineering team.

This project is a mix of sophisticated systems design in addition to applying cutting-edge zero-knowledge research. This role will require managing the engineering team to build out the system architecture while coordinating with our team of researchers. We are happy to hop on a call to talk through the project and share further materials.

At a high level, the Solana blockchain is *monolithic* it attempts to do several things at once, including executing programs, storing data, and establishing the final block ordering. We break up these functions to create high-throughput *modular* rollups. We will enable users to deploy their apps as their own Solana VM “app rollups.”

Our Rust codebase is a fork of the Solana blockchain. Down the line, to implement the zero-knowledge settlement, we might need to make modifications to LLVM.

Job Details

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience managing other engineers
  • Previous experience working on a cryptocurrency product - ideally infrastructure
  • Strong expertise in Rust
  • Understanding of compilers, LLVM
  • Familiarity with zero-knowledge tech

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Willingness to learn about cryptocurrency infrastructure - we will provide materials
  • Experience with Rust
  • Bachelor’s in EECS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent experience

The ideal candidate for this position will enjoy working in an innovative and energetic team that designs and implements cryptocurrency technologies that influence both our company’s products and the industry at large.

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