Distributed Computing Engineer

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Job Description

Here at Volume, we work with the best partners to make decentralized finance protocols valuable. We solve problems of protocol utility, governance and growth for the leading DeFi protocols. From our team effort, we are able to drive massive growth of user transactions and the launch of the protocol economy. If a protocol fails to attract user activity, token value falters and innovation will flow away from the network.

Volume delivers software tools and user experiences that increase protocol token utility and community engagement, measured by protocol transaction volume growth. The Volume team’s interests are the protocol interests: Growth of user transactions.

Volume successfully launched Sommelier’s first iteration as PeggyJV, bringing the Cosmos Ethereum bridge to market and resulted in Sommelier raising a total $25MM in funding to launch the first automated DeFi blockchain to manage Liquidity Provider capital on Ethereum via the Cosmos. Sommelier consists of the Cosmos Stargate SDK, its Tendermint-based consensus layer and a decentralized, bi-directional Ethereum bridge, managed by a global network of validators. Liquidity Providers (LPs) will be able to use Sommelier to author and execute complex, automated financial transactions, such as portfolio rebalancing, limit orders, as well as a host of other features that token holders have come to expect from centralized finance (CeFi), but that are not currently available in DeFi.

Our investors include Polychain Capital, Alameda Ventures, Standard Crypto and Multicoin.

We are always looking for individuals who desire a high impact, high visibility role within a company that is making crypto and decentralized protocols valuable.

As a Distributed Computing/ Blockchain Protocol Engineer on our Engineering team, you will have a chance to work across the full spectrum of our protocol architecture that is built around the Cosmos-SDK, built in Golang, Rust and Solidity. Our software empowers Sommelier validators to secure the Sommelier network which offers financial automation globally. As an early employee you will be a critical part of our core team and have a significant influence over the direction of the company.

Volume is a dynamic start-up company, and our successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

Volume is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.

We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

Skills:

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in software development and relevant experience in blockchain technologies.
  • Degree in Computer Science Strong leadership skills with a focus on engineering excellence.
  • Experience with Cosmos-SDK.Knowledge of fault-tolerant consensus protocols like PBFT or Raft.
  • First-hand experience in designing and writing quality code in Golang.
  • Ability to write production-quality code.
  • Proven track record of delivering applications on time and on budget.
  • Experience working with distributed teams across timezones.
  • Experience designing and building performant and scalable network protocols.
  • Experience with Internet protocols such as Domain Name System is a plus.
  • Experience with blockchain name systems like ENS and Handshake is a big plus.
  • You are passionate about blockchain, have used DeFi Apps and believe in the opportunity of decentralization and blockchains to change how the financial world works today.
  • You thrive in a startup environment and feel best working in a small, cross-functional team where you can roll up your sleeves and be hands-on.
  • You have an interest in working in a self-organizing environment and bring creativity to start your own initiatives within the Cosmos Stargate SDK.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing a cross-chain naming system that will become a core building block for the internet of blockchains.
  • Driving implementation details and delivering specifications with buy-in from different stakeholders.
  • Participating in technical specifications design, development, and implementation.
  • Helping shape the direction of systems architecture by defining high-level architecture, principles, and standards.
  • Working closely with stakeholders (business, compliance, operations, and technology partners at all levels) to document requirements, and identify, mitigate and address risks in the protocol specifications and implementation.
  • Performing and assisting engineers through code reviews, acceptance testing, bug fixing, and general support.
  • Bringing DeFi to reality on Cosmos-SDK-based chains.

Job Summary

Remote Location
Full Time Job Type

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