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Senior Protocol Engineer

San Francisco, CA, US

Salary

$135K - 185K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • OCaml
  • Blockchain
  • Smart Contracts
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptocurrency
  • functional programming

Benefits & perks

  • Platinum Health Coverage
  • Equity
  • Tokens
  • Start-Up Culture
  • Unlimited PTO

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To sum it up...

Build a protocol that brings formal verification to the blockchain

Role overview

This small, early stage, funded Cryptocurrency project is using OCaml to make sure the technology behind Cryptocurrency is ready for global, commercial use. This is a opportunity for Functional Engineers located in San Francisco to help Cryptocurrency live up to the hype. πŸš€

Cryptocurrency is a domain where correctness really counts. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ’± As such, a cornerstone of our approach is a focus on building reliable software through the use of statically-typed functional programming languages. This is reflected in our OCaml codebase and style of structuring code around DSLs, as well as in the design of the smart-contracts platform they're developing.

There is no need to have prior experience in cryptography, and we're hiring engineers to work on a bunch of exciting projects including:

  • Our OCaml DSL for writing zk-SNARKs (a cryptographic primitive for certified computation).
  • The design of a virtual machine and higher-level languages for smart contracts (there a lot of interesting challenges here since the VM has to be efficient inside SNARKs).
  • Working on the core networking, cryptography, and reliability aspects of the protocol.

This is a chance to join a small, collaborative team and have a ton of independence while working on fascinating cross-disciplinary problems in computing. We also offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

Looking for...

  • functional programming
  • programming language theory
  • security
  • distributed systems
  • cryptography
  • cryptocurrency

There are no hard requirements and we're more interested in learning about your individual background.

Location

San Francisco, in northern California, is well known for being a tech haven. However, as one of the most visited cities in the world, it’s also a center of cultural and there’s a strong counter culture sensibility that’s always been an essential part of the city. San Francisco has one of the most prominent LGBT communities in the world, and is one of the most important in the history of LGBT rights and activism.

The economy of San Francisco is influenced by household tech companies such as Salesforce.com, Reddit, Dropbox, Airbnb, Yelp, Uber, Lyft, etc. The third quarter of 2017, saw $4.177 billion in funding for companies in San Francisco and the North Bay Area. An hour south of the city is β€œSilicon Valley” which homes Apple, Facebook, Google and Palantir.

Known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. It’s also the home of the famous Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prisoner Al Capone.

Did you know...

  • The average salary for a Software Engineer in San Francisco is $134,000
  • San Francisco has 3% unemployment rate
Engineers who find a new job through Blockchain Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

$135K - 185K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • OCaml
  • Blockchain
  • Smart Contracts
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptocurrency
  • functional programming

Benefits & perks

  • Platinum Health Coverage
  • Equity
  • Tokens
  • Start-Up Culture
  • Unlimited PTO

Interested in seeing this company work? Contribute to their Open Source.

View All Issues

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