Software Engineer, Digital Currency Initiative

Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 27.APR.2021

Summary

REQUIRED: at least five years' systems or security programming experience, preferably C/C++, Go, or Rust); desire to design the next iterati...

Description

REQUIRED: at least five years' systems or security programming experience, preferably C/C++, Go, or Rust); desire to design the next iteration of digital money and contribute to open-source software projects; interest in collaborating with students and researchers; ability to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders; and willingness to help create an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Seek someone who likes to work independently and drive process, like creating a plan to distill requirements in order to implement and evaluate systems with different trade-offs. Job #19284

This is a remote-friendly position. The team is currently 100% remote and during non-pandemic times, closer to 50%.

The position is not eligible for visa sponsor visas.

The anticipated start date is early 2021. This is one year appointment with the possibility of extension.

2/5/21

SOFTWARE ENGINEER, DIGITAL CURRENCY INITIATIVES, Media Lab-Digital Currency Initiative, to help build the future of money. Will work with research scientists and developers to design and implement open source software for a retail central bank digital currency, collaborating closely with a team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Responsibilities include collaborating with senior research scientist/engineers on designing components of the digital cash transaction system, including defining select system requirements; implementing and debugging components of the digital cash transaction system; developing benchmarking code, assessing system technical performance, and identifying optimization opportunities; documenting design decisions; attending weekly planning and technical meetings, which may include presenting on code, performance benchmarks, or design choices; and contributing to creating an inclusive environment. The position offers an opportunity to help build the money of the future.

A full description is available at

The Digital Currency Initiative is comprised of researchers and developers building cryptocurrency and blockchain technology software. Its mission is to empower people by making it as easy to move value as it is to move information.

 
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