Senior Software Developer (Platform) - Virtue Poker

ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal.  Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

About Virtue Poker at ConsenSys:

Virtue Poker is a ConsenSys spoke that is building a decentralized poker peer to peer poker platform built on Ethereum. We’re using blockchain technology to reimagine the future of gambling and the over $400 billion market.

 It is a decentralized platform for playing online poker with real money. It leverages the Ethereum blockchain to provide the first blockchain-based online poker experience where players never have to deposit money on a site, the shuffle is provably random and cards are cryptographically secure.

At Virtue Poker you must balance passion for the technology while knowing when and how to focus the conversation on our users. At Virtue Poker we enjoy an open and inclusive culture, competitive benefits, and the freedom to explore and experiment. We are always iterating and improving our work, the culture, and ourselves.

If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.  Please feel free to join our Telegram Group or check out our Medium page before applying.

About the role:

We use Javascript as our main programming language with React for our frontend. Our backend uses Amazon AWS, serverless architecture. We use Ethereum Smart Contract as an escrow contract where player funds are deposited during the game and players are reporting the result of the hand for updating the stake of the end of the hand. We are product driven and committed to our users. That means our end goal is to deliver the best decentralized poker product possible for our users and to do so in a community driven manner.

Virtue Poker is looking for experienced Senior Software Developer to help build our application. This is a role for engineers who can collaborate with a team to architect and deliver feature upgrades and improvements. Engineering partners in this role have built features such as AWS based backend, Electron peer-to-peer application and Ethereum smart contracts and have implemented significant changes to the application architecture. This person must be comfortable working in diverse development ecosystems and have worked independently in a rapidly scaling start up.

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong sense of ownership and pride in the code you write
  • Highly collaborative engineers who build good relationships with colleagues and communicate clearly
  • You will be part of a small team that is focused on getting things done. And being a decisive person is the key to success

●      Proactive 'self-starter' attitude

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and plan the technical direction of new features in Virtue Poker
  • Write readable, maintainable code that is built to scale
  • Collaborate with a team to ship major product builds
  • Deliver on rapid implementation schedules to build product functionality that is fast, scalable, and upholds smart development goals and principles
  • Stay up-to-date on technical options and help select the right technology for each task
  • Mentor fellow engineers and review code
  • Keep our users happy by maintaining the software, troubleshooting and fixing bugs.

Requirements:

Technical Qualifications

  • Strong computer science and engineering fundamentals
  • 5+ year’s relevant technical experience
  • Experience building low-latency micro-services or p2p systems using Node.js
  • Experience working with distributed systems and a deep appreciation for decentralization

Preferred Technical Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in computer science or computer engineering
  • Holds a AWS Certification, or has proven knowledge of AWS desired
  • Front-end experience with React and Redux
  • Experience working with blockchain technology (e.g. wallets, escrow, multi-sigs)
  • Experience working in distributed/remote teams, and generally self-directed

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:

  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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