Senior Blockchain Platform Engineer

Arlington, VA
Engineering - Blockchain
Full-time
Basket is looking for a passionate and experienced distributed systems engineer to join a team of experts to implement a new blockchain architecture for the first decentralized data marketplace for brick & mortar and physical world pricing data. The platform enables, rewards, and incentives individuals to become Data Sellers and to participate in the creation, collection, and verification of unique pricing and product data points requested by Data Buyers.

This role is ideal for engineers who are experts in peer-to-peer protocol development, familiar with the bitcoin blockchain, and keen to build a clean-slate system from the ground up.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

    • Research, strategize and educate on methodology and best practices for blockchain design, implementation, and deployment
    • Learn the nuances of EOSIO
    • Implement rigorous and thorough monitoring and testing practices to ensure the security and performance goals of  blockchain infrastructure
    • Design and implement blockchain supporting tools and utilities(e.g., CLI client, tools for exploring the blockchain, monitoring, benchmarking or debugging tools)

YOUR STRENGTHS

    • Expert knowledge of peer-to-peer distributed system design and implementation, including familiarity with state-of-the-art academic literature on the subject and practical knowledge on engineering successful peer-to-peer systems
    • Experience in the low-level implementation and protocol details of a widely-deployed public blockchain
    • Strong background in security-oriented system design, with a focus on applied cryptography
    • Understanding of Byzantine Fault Tolerance
    • Must be able to identify and defend against plausible protocol-level and network-level attacks on the system
    • Strong programming skills and familiarity with OOP programming languages including C++ and WebAssembly
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

NICE TO HAVE

    • Experience with developing smart contracts
    • Experience with Ethereum or other blockchain protocols
    • Advanced knowledge of consensus algorithms

WE BRING TO THE TABLE

    • Meaningful work on world class and industry changing products
    • Amazing culture and coworkers in a flat organization
    • Competitive pay and bonuses
    • Equity in Arlington’s hottest consumer focused startup
    • 401k
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Parking or public transportation subsidy
    • 100% covered premiums for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Discretionary education reimbursement for conferences and classes available from your first day
    • Casual dress work environment
    • Weekly catered lunches