Are you a networking engineer who is excited about the rise of P2P protocols? Would love to build and deploy at scale novel networking P2P protocol?

As a network engineer, your mission to work on the design and implementation of the network layer that powers the next generation peer-to-peer computation platform. This includes developing a transport protocol that enables efficient messaging between thousands of participants, novel ways of doing efficient broadcasting, network topology discovery and routing, overlay networks and handling NATs.


## Key Outcomes

  1. Design the networking layer and contribute to the design of the overall NEAR’s protocol
  2. Build the set of asynchronous and high-performant libraries that powers networking layer in Rust.


## Requirements:

  1. Experience with nitty-gritty details of the networking stack.  Ideal candidates are experienced with Rust and a networking library like Tokio.
  2. Experience building asynchronous networking applications
  3. Knowledge of algorithms like Kademlia, Epidemic Boardcasting, Segment routing and others.


## Get to Know Near

Near is building the infrastructure of the decentralized web, including the NEAR Protocol smart contract platform and a variety of supporting tools.  NEAR is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications.  Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.


## Working at Near

At Near, you have the chance to become an early member of a world-class team with significant upside. The opportunity we are tackling will completely reshape the landscape of the web for decades to come and potentially affect billions of people.  We are funded by the top names in the industry and have attracted the best technical minds in the world to create a technology that will directly change the lives of billions of people.

This is a performance culture where you’ll be working alongside -- and learning from -- other top quality teammates executing at their best.  We value boldness, ownership, transparency, curiosity and experimentation. We pay competitively plus we offer all employees full health benefits, daily lunch and a fully stocked office within walking distance of BART in SOMA.

If you’re excited by the challenge of winning in the fastest moving ecosystem as a member of its best team, this might be a good fit.

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