Sr. Blockchain Developer

Remote. Client Roles - Engineering / RockitLaunch

About the role

If you have a strong passion for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as a desire to do something that has never been done before but still solves specific problems in the largest markets in the world and delivers real products with a real revenue model, we want to hear from you.
Required Qualifications 
-At least 5 years of hands-on experience in core Java and/or C++ (Java as a priority but ideally both)
-Hands-on experience with developing on at least one backend blockchain codebase, whether proprietary (e.g., Chain) or open-source (e.g., Hyperledger) -- not just building apps on top
-Strong understanding of the cryptographic principles and data dependencies underpinning blockchain technologies
-Experience and understanding of major consensus protocols, asymmetric encryption, Merkle trees, hash functions, key-value database, P2P communication protocols
-Experience and understanding of transaction scripting and smart contracts, especially Bitcoin-style conditionalized transactions 
-Understanding of key areas of Blockchain research including data privacy, confidential transactions, side chains, and pegging, sharding, and other scaling methodologies
-Strong sense of ownership, passion to build quality products for massive scale in a collaborative, agile environment, and excitement to learn
Preferred Additional Qualifications 
-A degree in Computer Science / Mathematics or equivalent work experience in a field utilizing the same subject matter
-5+ years of development experience developing production-grade, multi-threaded, enterprise client/server software using Java stack.
-Experience contributing to the architecture, design, and implementation of Blockchain technologies like Chain, Corda, and Hyperledger
-Understanding of microservices architecture
-Recognized expertise in blockchain applications as evidenced by industry participation, publications, and/or awards
-Detailed and verifiable understanding of blockchain architectures including detailed knowledge of how various blockchain platforms differ.
-Experience with consensus protocols in commonly used languages such as C, C++, Java
-Experience in building distributed databases, networking protocols, or large-scale transaction systems
-Experience developing large scale, highly available distributed systems and protocol design
-Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.
-Strong understanding of databases, NoSQL systems, storage, and distributed persistence technologies.
-Experience with some of the following:  Concurrency and synchronization, common IPC/RPC methods and patterns, queuing patterns and pipeline design, Messaging systems and patterns, Virtual memory management
What you’ll be doing
-Work closely with company leadership to define roadmap and extend an existing custom blockchain implementation in Java
-Write high caliber code on a daily basis to satisfy time-sensitive production product development as well as R&D projects
-Collaborate with CEO, blockchain engineers, and math wizards and undertake R&D projects to create novel hybrid solutions to solve problems while maintaining extreme performance requirements without trading off guarantees blockchain provides
-Help develop blockchain product specs
-Collaboratively define blockchain systems architecture and best practices
-Document best practices and act as a knowledgeable resource for blockchain engineering and problem-solving.
Bonus Points For:
-Sense of humor
-Published Blockchain-related research
-Published cryptography research
-Experience or genuine interest in trading and exchanges
-Experience in P2P networking
-A Master’s in Computer Science / Mathematics or equivalent work experience in a field utilizing the same
What You Get:
-The excitement and fulfillment of solving the biggest problems in the largest markets for top global clients using real blockchain technology
-Very competitive salary in a well-funded and high growth startup backed by prominent investors
-Substantial career opportunities and upside to match your passion for what we do
-15 days of PTO per year plus national holidays
-100% Remote
You will be working with a team that is having a profound impact at the crossroads of blockchain and capital markets infrastructure. Building world-class disruptive technologies require vision, persistence, innovation, and a deep belief that nothing is impossible. We are looking for smart people who are not risk-averse and want to build something that will be universally recognized as a world first and world-changing. We aspire to provide a working environment, culture, and leadership team that fosters continuous improvement on a daily basis, offering transparency, ownership, and integrity.  Join our proven and successful management team in executing one of the most ambitious global projects in the blockchain space.
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