We are a tech startup using low-latency programming, compiler optimization, and multithreaded computing to build an ultra-high-performance smart contract blockchain. The work entails building an optimal stack-based virtual machine that supports multithreaded computation, as well as developing an efficient Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) algorithm for maintaining consistent state across a distributed network.  The result is a blockchain with unparalleled performance, paving the way for much cheaper on-chain computation and much broader adoption of decentralized apps.

We are looking for strong software engineer new graduates who enjoy solving challenging problems in performance engineering and/or distributed systems.  Experience with crypto is not expected.

You will work closely with the rest of our team to design, build, and test innovations on different parts of the distributed system, such as mechanisms for transaction sequencing, propagation, and execution; signature verification; node recovery; historical state lookup, etc.

You'll be given a lot of responsibility, and you’ll work on high-impact problems that are core to our team’s mission. You will learn a lot by being part of a small, hyper-focused team with high engineering standards and coding practices.  We think that you'll find the work very challenging and rewarding.

 

Who you are

You're graduating between December 2022 and June 2023 with a BS, masters, or doctorate (or equivalent) in computer science or a related field.

Required:

  • You're fluent in at least one of the following: C++, go, rust.
  • You've challenged yourself to go beyond the required classes to take on courses where you felt you'd learn the most.  Example topics (in our opinion): operating systems, compilers, cryptography, performance engineering, parallel computing, distributed algorithms
  • You've worked on a large, challenging project
  • You're resourceful and able to work fairly independently
  • You value communication and collaboration
  • You're interested in building high-value fault-tolerant distributed systems

Bonus:

  • You're experienced in compiler optimization
  • You've got experience with assembly
  • You excelled in competitive programming

What you’ll be doing

  • You'll be optimizing a high-performance multithreaded stack-based VM as well as ancillary functionality (data storage, computation metering, etc)
  • You'll optimize a distributed system with a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) consensus mechanism
  • You'll identify bottlenecks through profiling and rigorous testing, and evaluate design choices for accelerating computation flow
  • You'll design and implement architecture improvements
  • You'll contributing to tools that help both our team and end users be more productive
  • You'll use our tech stack: C++, go, clang, LLVM, gdb, perf, unix, git

Why work with us

  • You'll work on extremely challenging problems with massive potential impact
  • You'll develop deep expertise in low-latency optimization and distributed systems, both from owning challenging technical problems and from mentorship from elite engineers
  • You'll receive a competitive salary and equity package, as well as a productivity and fitness stipend
  • You'll make impactful contributions from day one
  • You'll be part of a flat organization with strong culture

Apply for this Job

* Required
resume chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
cover_letter chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review
+ Add Another Education