Senior Backend Engineer

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Job Description

About Us

Formed in 2014, Tendermint is the creator of Cosmos, an ecosystem of interoperable blockchains. We are a software engineering company that focuses on the Cosmos SDK and Starport, state-of-the-art frameworks for blockchain development. Over USD 100 billion worth of digital assets is secured by the 200+ blockchains built with the Cosmos SDK. We’re passionate, self-driven industry leaders whose vision is to empower people to create a more transparent and accountable world through open, distributed, and interoperable networks. We believe that the technology we’re building will have a major positive impact on how humans connect and coordinate globally. Join our growing international team and help us build the most popular multi-blockchain ecosystem in the world.

 

How We Work

We have team members working worldwide, from North America, Europe to the Middle East and Asia. We leverage agile methodologies to move quickly and stay focused. Communication is vital to us, and we rely heavily on Slack, Google Workspace, Asana, Notion, and GitHub to help us stay in sync. All the technology we build is free and open source. This role is a full-time remote position, and you’re free to work from anywhere. Be advised that most team meetings occur between 8 am and 12 pm Pacific Time (UTC-8/-7).  If you’re applying from a location where these hours are outside your usual working hours, we expect you to adapt to our meeting times.

 

About the Role

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for spinning up and starting a brand new Cosmos Zone. Upon successful mainnet launch, you will leave with the rest of the core team to join a new entity whose mission will be to maintain and grow this network. You will play a pivotal role in setting up the network and writing the core modules.

 

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to be part of building the future of the Internet
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Excellent benefits like educational budget, fitness, and wellbeing spend
  • Flexible PTO
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision insurance 100% covered for employees in the US
  • 401K Match in the US
  • Competitive salary, including equity

 

Tendermint in the News

https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/17/welcome-to-the-hub-of-all-hubs/
https://cointelegraph.com/news/cross-platform-blockchain-project-cosmos-launches-first-hub-after-17-million-ico
https://www.coindesk.com/a-blockchain-to-connect-all-blockchains-cosmos-is-now-officially-live
https://www.coindesk.com/how-to-turn-a-17-million-ico-into-104-million-the-cosmos-story

Skills:

Responsibilities

  • You’ll be working closely with the project lead to start a brand new Cosmos SDK-based network from scratch.
  • You will work closely with stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of the product roadmap and business objectives.
  • Implement features for the CLI tool for building blockchains.
  • Develop Cosmos SDK modules and contracts.
  • Manage the full life cycle of starting a Cosmos-based network.
  • Work closely with the validator community.
  • Participate in technical specifications design, development, and implementation.
  • Help to shape the direction of systems architecture by defining high-level architecture, principles, and standards.
  • Perform and assist engineers through code reviews, acceptance testing, bug fixing, and general support.
  • You’re a servant leader that enables and encourage coworkers to share their ideas regardless of their seniority or position in the company.

Requirements

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years experience in software development and relevant experience in blockchain technologies.
  • Hands-on expertise in enterprise technology applications architecture, design, development and support.
  • First-hand experience in designing and writing quality code in Golang.
  • Strong leadership skills with a focus on engineering excellence.
  • Experience with Tendermint and Cosmos-SDK.
  • Ability to write production-quality code.
  • Proven track record of delivering applications on time and on budget.
  • Experience working with distributed teams.
  • Experience designing and building performant and scalable network protocols.

Bonus Points

  • Experience building with Cosmos SDK, Starport, CosmWasm, Tendermint.
  • Experience in creating microservices, working with tools like Kubernetes, Ansible, Docker, Terraform.
  • Experience with cloud platforms, working with services such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Digital Ocean.
  • Interest in topics such as proof-of-stake, consensus algorithms, decentralized exchanges, public-key cryptography, etc.
  • Contribution to open-source projects.

Job Summary

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100% Remote Location
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About

Tendermint is the gateway to the Cosmos ecosystem. We build critical infrastructure for open networks, like the Cosmos SDK, Tendermint Core, and Gaia. We lead developer experience by providing best-in-class tools to peer into an ever expanding Cosmos.
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Contacts

Email: hello@tendermint.com

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