Blockchain Protocol Engineer

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Job Description

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 16 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.



  • 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.


  • BS/BA in Computer Science or Economics (or equivalent work experience).
  • 5+ years experience with blockchain technologies.
  • Strong leadership skills with a focus on engineering excellence.
  • 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 in-budget.
  • Experience working with distributed teams.
  • Experience with Tendermint and Cosmos-SDK.
  • 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.

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