ChainSafeis a leading blockchain research and development firm specializing in infrastructure solutions for the decentralized web. Alongside its contributions to significant ecosystems such as Ethereum, Polkadot, Filecoin, and more, ChainSafe creates solutions for developers across the web3 space utilizing our expertise ingaming,bridginganddecentralized storage.As part of the mission to build innovative products for users and better tooling for developers, ChainSafe embodies an open-source and community-oriented ethos.
At ChainSafe, you’ll be part of a global remote team that believes in the community's vital importance and contributes to advancing humanity with open-source and decentralized technology.
To learn more about ChainSafe, look atour websiteor check out our work onGitHub.
Here’s what you might want to know before reading on:
Our stack is progressive and open-source and includes Go, Rust, and TypeScript.
We spearhead ecosystem projects like Lodestar, Web3.js, Forest, and Gossamer.
We are global, remote-friendly, and open to contractors.
Culture fit and alignment with our core values are extremely important to us. We are fueled by an immense intellectual curiosity of what technology can do and the impact it can have. You will thrive here if you are intensely driven by tackling technical challenges that no one else has solved yet and are inspired by the possibility of building the next generation of web infrastructure and decentralized systems.
Who we need
The ideal candidate would be a software developer with a deep passion for research and development, a cryptography background, and blockchain experience.
As a Research Engineer:
you like solving complex problems and do not give up until a solution is found
you like learning new things and explaining them to people
you are comfortable understanding and contributing to complex codebases
you are good at reviewing and writing long research documents
you are a trusted source of clear and accurate information for clients
you value practicality over perfection
you are passionate about decentralization and blockchain
This role will provide an opportunity to be up-to-date with the latest innovations around blockchain technology. The right candidate would be motivated to be both an observer and a driver of these innovations. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Every project is on the cutting-edge and quite often we're figuring things out as we go, so continuous learning & teaching is the norm.
Architect and prototype novel blockchain-based and blockchain-adjacent software solutions to enable new features, improved performance, cross-chain integrations, and more for our clients
Communicate with internal and external stakeholders regularly to understand their goals, share project progress, and address ambiguities
Write proposals for new research and development, including detailed project plans with milestones and developer time/cost estimates
Write specifications and supporting documentation to help developers implement our solutions
Peer review research, proposals, and code
Familiar with cryptography and/or blockchain stack including front-end, back-end, smart contracts, and protocol layers
Experience building blockchain protocols or applications
Ability to break down complicated concepts into simple language
Writing technical articles, specifications, white papers
Deep understanding of cryptography and security in the context of blockchain
Comfortable reviewing code in the absence of documentation
Understanding of distributed systems & peer-to-peer network protocols
Ability to proactively plan, lead, execute, provide updates, and be accountable for projects
Strong interpersonal skills when collaborating with clients and teammates
Eager to constantly learn, ask questions, and deepen your understanding
Experience with open-source development
Experience writing academic articles and publications
Product or business development experience
Selected candidates will be invited to a 30-minute screening call with one of our tech recruiters
Then, candidates will be invited to a 60-minute cultural fit interview with the hiring team
Next, the candidate will be given a take-home technical assignment, due in one week
Based on the technical assignment delivered, candidates will be invited to a 60-minute technical interview
Why join us
Founded by developers for developers, ChainSafe is a remote-first company with an international team. We continue to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, value autonomy and responsibility, have a results-driven environment, and offer flexible work hours.
We care deeply aboutour valuesand look for these attributes in every new team member. In addition, we recognize the benefits of cultivating a diverse team and aspire to embed respect for all people into our culture. We encourage women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, and members of any other group underrepresented in the tech space to apply.
How to Apply
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