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The easiest way to build decentralized apps that scale

Blockchain Engineer

$105k – $150k AngelList Est.
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Blockstack is a decentralized computing platform. It’s the easiest way to build decentralized apps that can scale. More info here.

Blockstack PBC, a public benefit corp, has a mission to enable an open, decentralized internet which will benefit all internet users by giving them more control over information and computation. Blockstack PBC has raised $75M in capital to develop core protocols and developer tools for the ecosystem. Being a Public Benefit Corp also means we have goals beyond profit, and that allows us to focus on universal human rights and sharing the value created in our ecosystem.

Blockstack PBC is headquartered in New York City, with a globally distributed team located across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Blockstack PBC is looking for passionate, mission-aligned engineers to work on blockstack-core: the open-source reference implementation of Blockstack’s blockchain software. This role is ideal for engineers with expertise in blockchains, distributed systems or compilers, an eye for security in protocol design and a high-bar for code quality.

The position will be based in our NYC office.

What you"ll do:• Contribute to the development, maintenance, and testing of the Stacks blockchain. The Stacks blockchain is under active development, and as part of your role, you will be tasked with designing new features, improving the performance and reliability of the blockchain, and helping ensure that the Stacks blockchain can serve as a reliable, secure, and performant foundation for the entire Blockstack ecosystem.• Implement rigorous and thorough monitoring and testing practices to meet the security and performance requirements of the Stacks blockchain• Design and implement blockchain supporting tools and utilities(e.g., CLI client, tools for exploring the blockchain, monitoring, benchmarking or debugging tools)• Collaborate with other teams on new product features that have a dependency on the Stacks blockchain(e.g. developer tooling, UX for transaction signing, 3rd party integrations etc)

What we're looking for:• 2-4 years of hands on experience in a production environment with one or more of: public blockchains; consensus protocols; large-scale distributed systems; applied cryptography; compilers; any other equivalent / adjacent technology• Experience working on and designing tests for long-running projects• Experience testing distributed systems for behaviors in the presence of faults, network partitions, and network delays• Excellent communication and collaboration skills• Working knowledge of the limitations and complexities involved in peer-to-peer systems• Working knowledge of programming language interpreters, compilers, and static analysis

Gold Stars:• Experience with designing, implementing, and benchmarking highly performant programs.• Experience working on a large, complex, distributed system such as a distributed database, cluster controllers, etc.• Experience working on open-source projects• Experience collaborating on a distributed team

Health and dependent care fsas.

100% free health insurance w/ vision & dental

100% paid gold level health benefits, including vision and dental with no deductible.

Unlimited sick days.

Paid parental leave

We have up to 16 Weeks of paid parental leave

We're a distributed team w/ friendly wfh policy

~45% of our team members are distributed across the globe. We have very friendly work from home policy.

Three weeks (15 days) paid time off.

Free lunch every day (even for remote team members)

Daily lunch (even if you’re remote!)

Pre-tax commuter benefits.

Annual professional development stipend

An annual $1,200 budget for learning and education.

Team bonding events at least 2x per year

Somewhere magical, put on by our Event Partner

401k with 3% match.

Free life and disability insurance.

Blockstack PBC at a glance

The easiest way to build decentralized apps that scale

Blockstack PBC focuses on Internet, Cloud Computing, Open Source, Development Platforms, and Application Platforms. Their company has offices in New York City and New York. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Blockstack PBC has raised $57.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on December 2017.

You can view their website at https://blockstack.org or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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