About the job
Backend Software Engineer
At ConsenSys we have a vision of a world where data sovereignty and financial well-being is accessible to every person and organization. We believe Ethereum and decentralized protocol technology is a more trustworthy and equitable foundation for how we create and share value across the web. On this trusted, open source foundation, we can accelerate the world’s transition to a universally accessible network of distributed participants where transparency, security and freedom are fundamental.
Our product suite, composed of Truffle, Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligence, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. As the leading Ethereum software company, ConsenSys enables developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. To learn more about ConsenSys, and explore our products and solutions, visit http://consensys.net/.
Why join ConsenSys?
Remote first. You’ll be joining a team based all over the world. Providing the unique opportunity to work with people from many different countries and cultures. Want to work remotely? Go ahead. Or pop into one of our offices? We’ve got you covered in NYC, DC, Dublin, London, Paris, Brisbane and Hong Kong.
Flexible working arrangements. You can create your own journey with flexible schedules and locations. We believe everyone has the right to control their own freedom. Our people can make their own schedule, own their own time, and we encourage you to travel and work from anywhere in the world.
Continuous learning and opportunities. You’ll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects — challenging you to stay at the top of your game. To support your development we pay for you to learn by offering unlimited access to Coursera, a platform with thousands of courses for you to learn whatever you want, and acquire new skills.
Unlimited vacation/holidays. We value downtime to recharge and reset, ensuring everyone at ConsenSys has work/life balance. Company-wide we participate in “zero productivity” days every quarter to take a break from work, shut down, and sit back and relax.
One of the most recognized tech companies in the blockchain ecosystem globally. Work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. You’ll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.
About ConsenSys Crosschain:
We work within the Protocol Engineering Group team which creates and contributes to the software that operates Ethereum networks, from the public chain to enterprise ecosystems.
There is a growing realization that blockchain networks will need to seamlessly communicate and interoperate, in order to deliver on their promise of becoming a new decentralised foundation for the next evolution of the web. Fast, reliable, and secure crosschain bridges are critical to enabling this multi-blockchain ecosystem. At ConsenSys, we work with a variety of customers, from financial institutions to blockchain startups, to build applications that work across multiple blockchains.
What you’ll do:
You will join a multidisciplinary and multinational product team responsible for the development and delivery of crosschain products to customers in production. These products will allow users to interact with distributed applications (like DeFi and NFTs) across multiple blockchains. You will:
- Support and improve our production crosschain bridge, which is live on Ethereum Mainnet
- Work with R&D to bring new crosschain protocols to production
- Design and develop new backend components and smart contracts
- Help shape the system architecture
- Play a critical role in shaping the ConsenSys Crosschain product roadmap
Would be great if you brought this to the role:
- Proficiency in Golang it’s preferred but deep experience with any strongly typed language is sufficient.
- Experience with CI/CD setup, containers (Docker, etc) and test automation.
- Understanding of system design, architecture and distributed systems (Queueing systems, Eventual Consistency and ACID).
- Interest in smart contract development and Ethereum SDKs (web3,js, ethers.js, web3j, etc).
- Proactive and self-driven to be successful working in a remote-first environment.
- Comfortable operating in an Agile environment and dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity.
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English to engage with your team and stakeholders effectively.
- Collaborative by nature; willing to give and receive feedback
Don’t check all of the boxes? Don’t sweat it. We’re passionate about building a diverse team of humans and as such, if you think you’ve got what it takes for our chaotic-but-fun, remote-friendly, start-up environment—apply anyway. While we have a pretty good idea of what we need, we’re ready for you to challenge our thinking on who needs to be in this role.
ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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