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Distributed Systems Research Engineer

Remote

16 November, 2020

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • consensus
  • Distributed Systems
  • Rust
  • Rustlang

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
Blockchains do not scale to a global user-base of seven billion people.

Role overview

Role overview

Distributed systems research engineering at Metastate focuses on designing, building, extending, and maintaining decentralized, permissionless, and censorship-resistant protocols. We are looking for experienced distributed systems engineers that are interested in applying novel research to create high-quality open-source technology and solve outstanding problems in the blockchain space.

As a member of the core protocol engineering team, you will be working on distributed ledger technology implemented in Rust, with a particular focus on distributed systems: consensus algorithms and peer-to-peer networking layers. You’ll work both on the research and implementation side to ensure that our protocols are both theoretically sound and correctly realized in code.

This role offers the chance to work closely on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in computer science, systems engineering, cryptography, and economics, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and prioritization.

Responsibilities

  • Produce technical specifications of BFT consensus algorithms and peer-to-peer systems in coordination with other team members
  • Analyze consensus protocols for safety, liveness, incentive compatibility under a rational actor model, asymptotic and concrete efficiency, and implementation difficulty
  • Implement protocols in performant and cleanly abstracted Rust code
  • Comprehensively document and test protocols and protocol changes
  • Benchmark implementations and adjust both high-level architecture and low-level details in order to optimise for performance while retaining semantic correctness
  • Conduct code reviews in coordination with other team members and help maintain a high standard of quality across the codebase

Qualifications

  • Prior experience with distributed systems such as BFT consensus algorithms
  • Familiarity with the Rust programming language
  • Self-motivated & self-organized
  • Interested in open-source technology and research applied to DLT

Bonus Qualifications

  • Prior experience with large scale distributed systems deployed in practice
  • Prior experience with network and systems engineering
  • Prior experience with database design and optimization
  • Prior experience in blockchain technology
  • Prior experience implementing cryptography

Misc.

Competitive compensation in a negotiable mix of salary and equity.

Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. Ideally someone who enjoys nature and hiking 🏔️.

  • 10-49

Metastate is a research and engineering team focused on implementing cutting-edge research from numerous disciplines (distributed systems, PLT, zero-knowledge cryptography) and deploying them to solve hard problems in the blockchain space, such as scalability, secure smart contract languages, secure randomness or privacy. Metastate is a remote-first team, currently composed of 15 cross-disciplinary researchers and engineers located around the world. Our work culture is characterized by open-allocation, where team members have a high degree of freedom and autonomy in choosing when to work, what to work on, and whom to work with. Metastate was founded in early 2019 by @adrian_brink, @awasunyin and @cwgoes, with extensive experience in the blockchain space and who previously co-founded Cryptium Labs, a security-oriented proof-of-stake validator from the Swiss Alps.

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Engineers who find a new job through Blockchain Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • consensus
  • Distributed Systems
  • Rust
  • Rustlang

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working

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