Blockchain Engineer

New York City, NY /
Custody /
Full Time
Who We Are
 
Bakkt unlocks the $1.2+ trillion of digital assets that is currently held in cryptocurrencies, rewards and loyalty points, gaming assets and merchant stored value. We began in 2018 with the vision to bring trust and transparency to digital assets. Through the Bakkt Warehouse and Bakkt Bitcoin Futures and Options contracts, we serve institutional clients in an end-to-end regulated market with true price transparency. For consumers, Bakkt aggregates digital assets to enable instant liquidity and to empower users to trade, transfer and pay however they want. Merchants within the Bakkt ecosystem see a lower cost of payment acceptance, enhanced customer engagement, and decreased loyalty through a variety of redemption options.
  
As a developer on the Blockchain Engineering team you will create products and services that interface with public, private and permissioned blockchains. You will develop applications that build upon Bakkt’s proprietary wallet infrastructure, create services that read from and write to blockchains, and implement systems that secure and safeguard digital assets. You will work closely with our Security Engineering team to develop products that incorporate advanced private key management and storage technologies.

Responsibilities

    • Design, develop and implement key system and application architecture components that support the creation, transfer, and storage of digital assets
    • Build products that can interface with a variety of blockchain consensus mechanisms such proof of work, proof of stake, and delegated byzantine fault tolerance.
    • Develop products that incorporate advanced private key and wallet components such as multi-sig, key sharding, and hardware security modules
    • Develop and implement software modules which integrate with various internal and external wallet systems
    • Diagnose and resolve system issues in production and external customer facing environments

Requirements

    • Bachelor or higher degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar
    • At least two years’ experience in one or more of the following:
    • Either C#, Java or C++ in context of developing enterprise systems
    • Node.js or other server-side JavaScript implementations
    • At least two years’ experience in UI development on ReactJS.
    • Experience with decentralized systems and cryptocurrency protocols such as Bitcoin and Ethereum
    • Familiarity with public key infrastructure protection mechanisms, HSM technology, and cryptographic protocols
    • Enterprise Technology experience driving large solutions
    • Ability to create and execute GTM strategies and tactical plans
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
Bakkt is devoted to having diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Bakkt does not make any employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity of any other characteristic protected by law