Sr. Golang 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 Senior Golang 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

  • 3+ years working with Go in production, as well as solid experience in some other programming languages.
  • Degree in Computer Science required.
  • Able to meet deadlines deliverables.
  • You enjoy learning and digging into open-source code, committing on other projects.
  • You can organize yourself well, and can work in an agile manner.
  • You enjoy a healthy balance between working autonomously and collaborating closely with peers through pairing sessions and architecture design meetings.
  • You enjoy analyzing solutions and can participate in defining good architecture.
  • Good written communication in English is essential.
  • Previous experience working remotely and/or leading teams is a plus.
  • Previous experience maintaining open source software (particularly libraries and/or frameworks), a plus.
  • Previous experience working with the Cosmos SDK or related technologies, a plus.
  • You are passionate about blockchain, have used DeFi dApps 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

  • Participating in and driving technical specifications, design, architecture, and implementation for new features on the Cosmos SDK.
  • Writing reusable libraries and custom logic for blockchain state machines and ensuring solid test coverage.
  • Participating in code reviews.
  • Minimizing tech debt while strategically pushing for progress with new features.
  • Help scale the team and create our engineering culture.
  • Participation and leading coordination for one or more of the SDK’s architecture working groups.

Job Summary

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