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Distributed Systems Engineer (Blockchain)

Toposware is developing a next-generation interoperable blockchain ecosystem based on zero-knowledge proofs that provides tamper resistance and data privacy.

The Topos ecosystem is under active development, and as part of your role, you will be tasked with designing new features, improving the performance and reliability of ecosystem.

This role is ideal for engineers with expertise in blockchain, distributed system, and security in protocol design.

You can bring in your knowledge and your experience and grow further with the team.

We are looking for a talented, hardworking, forward-thinking and ambitious person to help us grow our solutions.

    What you'll be doing:
  • Be a technical leader on various projects across the platform, and be a major contributor of the entire platform’s architecture.
  • Research potential use cases in the blockchain field, lead the needs, development and implementation of such use cases as part of a coherent product roadmap.
  • Design communication protocols bridging multiple p2p networks.
  • Major contributions on the strategic directions with the engineering team.
  • Work with open source community by collaborating with external contributors on our codebase, creating and participating in events, facilitating information exchange between our community and other open source communities.
    What we need to see:
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science or related field.
  • Major interest and expertise in Distributed Systems design, development, optimization and operation, especially in a Byzantine context.
  • Solid awareness of the key challenges rising from distributed data storage (e.g. availability, consistency, scalability).
  • Strong hands-on experience in securing p2p distributed systems (e.g. against typical attacks such as Sybil attacks, Eclipse attacks, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of key metrics in distributed networks (e.g. latency, throughput).
  • 5+ years of significant work experience in any of these: Linux systems, Cloud, Distributed Systems, Networking.
  • Strong general networking knowledge (DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, load balancing, QoS).
  • Strong programming background in one or more of the following languages: Rust, C++11, Go.
  • Switch effectively between long-term strategic management and near-term tactical management.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
    Ways to stand out from the crowd:
  • Blockchain enthusiast and being familiar with use cases and applications based on it.
  • Interest in the cryptography commonly used in blockchain.
  • Familiarity with Web Assembly (wasm).
  • Experience in designing p2p system.
  • Experience working on open-source projects.
  • Experience collaborating on a distributed team.
Toposware is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Our values:

  • Knowledge - Contribute to and share knowledge
  • Collaboration - Unite together to transcend ideas
  • Efficiency - Thrive for achievements
  • Care - Be conscious about your work and the people around
  • Transparency - Say what you think and think what you say
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