Senior Backend Engineer (Core Blockchain)

Company: Ava Labs
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021
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Fully remote position (option to occasionally visit offices) #LI-RemoteABOUT AVALANCHEAvalanche is an open-source platform for launching dec...


Fully remote position (option to occasionally visit offices) #LI-RemoteABOUT AVALANCHEAvalanche is an open-source platform for launching decentralized finance applications and enterprise blockchain deployments in one interoperable, highly scalable ecosystem. Developers who build on Avalanche can easily create powerful, reliable, and secure applications and custom blockchain networks with complex rulesets or build on existing private or public subnets.ABOUT AVA LABSAva Labs makes it simple to launch finance applications using blockchain technology-with highly scalable and efficient networks, customizable public and private blockchains, the capability to create any digital asset, and more. We are empowering people to build an open, simple, and democratic internet of finance that enables the world to have a more prosperous future.Ava Labs was founded by Cornell computer scientists who brought on talent from Wall Street to execute their vision. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant.ABOUT THE ROLEAs a Senior Core Blockchain Engineer at Ava Labs, you'll devise and lead technical initiatives to improve the featureset and performance of the official Avalanche network client, AvalancheGo. You'll develop robust tests to ensure the code you write is reliable and create supporting utilities to empower developers in the ecosystem to take full advantage of the Avalanche network. Along the way, you'll provide mentorship to your peers and engage with the open source community.WHAT YOU WILL DODrive core technical projects for AvalancheGo from inception to completionOptimize the implementation of novel consensus mechanismsDesign and implement distributed network testing toolsBuild supporting tools to empower developers to develop on AvalancheProvide mentorship to peers and review their codeEngage with the open source communityWHAT YOU WILL BRINGStrong passion for the cryptocurrency, decentralized finance spaceSkill to identify and implement improvements to the codebase without direction from othersAbility to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure environmentMinimum of 4+ years of hands on experience in a production environment with one or more of: public blockchains, consensus protocols, large scale distributed systems, applied cryptography, compilers, peer to peer systems, or any other equivalent technologyProficiency in C++, Java, Rust or Golang (Golang is preferred, as it is our primary coding language)Familiarity with AWSExperience working with distributed/remote teamsExcellent written and verbal communication skills, must be fluent in EnglishAbility to work independently in a fast very paced work environmentBS or higher degree in Computer Science preferred

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