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Remote Functional Compiler Engineer (Juvix)

Remote | Worldwide

01 June, 2021

Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Agda
  • Open Source
  • COQ
  • Compiler Design
  • Idris
  • Compilers
  • Haskell
  • Functional Programming
  • Compiler
  • agda2
  • compiler engineering

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Team workouts
  • Conference tickets
  • Travel opportunities
Smart contracts are not secure enough for finance, law, or systems engineering.

Role overview

Smart contracts are not secure enough for finance, law, or systems engineering.

Smart contracts are security-critical, performance-sensitive, and bug-prone. Heliax is working on a dependently-typed smart contract language, Juvix, which utilises recent advancements in type theory to allow developers to write code in a high-level functional language, compile it to gas-efficient output VM instructions, and formally verify the safety of their contracts prior to deployment & execution. PLT at Heliax focuses on applying the latest research in type theory and programming language design to concrete problems in the distributed ledger space. We are looking for a functional compiler engineer to work on various parts of the Juvix stack, all the way from optimising inlining heuristics in the core compiler passes to using Juvix’s granular linearity information in order to write an efficient LLVM compilation backend. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in computer science, PLT, cryptography, and economics, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and prioritisation.

Responsibilities

  • Produce formal specifications and implementation plans for new language features in collaboration with team members (and optionally submit to academic venues)
  • Evaluate correctness, suitability, and ease-of-implementation of published PLT and compiler engineering research for the Juvix architecture & project aims
  • Implement both in-house and published research in Haskell in the Juvix codebase in collaboration with team members
  • Conduct code reviews and help maintain a high standard of correctness and quality
  • Conduct benchmarks of Juvix output code and adjust both the compiler architecture and details of specific passes to optimise its performance while retaining correctness
  • Comprehensively document both design and implementation choices in the codebase, and assist in writing user-facing documentation for the Juvix language

Example subprojects & features

Qualifications

  • Prior experience in functional programming in Haskell, Idris, Agda, or Coq
  • Prior experience in compiler engineering, especially for a functional language
  • Self-motivated & self-organised
  • Interested in open-source technology and research applied to DLT

Bonus Qualifications

  • Prior academic work in type theory, PLT, or compiler design
  • Prior academic work in cryptography, economics, or game theory

Misc

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

Heliax is a research, development, and product company dedicated to bringing novel research to bear on the hardest problems in the distributed ledger space and making self-sovereign and privacy-preserving technologies accessible worldwide. Our Work Heliax is the core development team building the Anoma Network, a layer 1, proof-of-stake, blockchain protocol that deploys cutting edge research in zero-knowledge cryptography and distributed systems design to enable private, asset-agnostic cash, bartering among any number of parties, and coordination mechanisms at large scale. Our Research Heliax's R&D team distills novel research across many disciplines, such as zero-knowledge cryptography, programming language theory, and computer science with the aim of building open-source tools that contribute to solving the bottlenecks in the blockchain industry. Some of our past projects include: Juvix, a dependently-typed high-level language for developing smart contracts, which is platform agnostic and able to output efficiently executable code. MASP, a zero-knowledge cryptographic scheme implemented in Rust that enables multi-denomination privacy sets Our Culture Heliax is a remote-first company with +20 team members located around the world. Our culture is defined by the following principles: Shaping the industry: join the vanguard of the emerging blockchain industry and work on problems that have never been solved before and on building systems and products that were not possible before. Remote first: from Canada, United States, Brazil, the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Taiwan, Japan– work from whenever you want. Open allocation: high degree of autonomy and flexibility. Team gatherings: from company-wide to team-specific gatherings to research and industry conferences.

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

Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Agda
  • Open Source
  • COQ
  • Compiler Design
  • Idris
  • Compilers
  • Haskell
  • Functional Programming
  • Compiler
  • agda2
  • compiler engineering

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Team workouts
  • Conference tickets
  • Travel opportunities

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Remote Functional Compiler Engineer (Juvix)