Senior Software Engineer

Berlin
Engineering
Full-time
Our mission is to build a monetary system that creates the conditions for prosperity for all.

Celo aims to remove the barriers for large-scale adoption of cryptocurrencies as means-of-payment. Using a novel address-based encryption algorithm, Celo makes sending money as easy as sending a text. Additionally, Celo uses stable-value tokens pegged to fiat currencies, like the US Dollar, to minimize volatility. Anyone can participate in the network and earn Celo currency, even with a budget Android smartphone. The first application launching on our platform is a social payments and money transfer app, aimed at developing markets.

About Us

    • We are a full-stack company i.e. we are building both blockchain protocols and the user experiences on top of them
    • We are experienced startup founders and operators
    • We are highly technical, with backgrounds at places like Google and MIT
    • We are mission driven with a big goal: to bring sound currency and property rights to those who need it most
    • We have a strong engineering culture, which values open-source

You will:

    • Implement, test, and audit the stability and/or identity portion of the Celo protocol
    • Work with CTO and other senior engineers to contribute high level decisions about the Celo protocol and architecture
    • Build back-end services that power our APIs
    • Help to hit product milestones by writing high quality, well tested code
    • Help communicate and implement best practices across the engineering team
    • Author detailed technical specifications
    • Perform and participate in code reviews
    • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks
    • Work in a high performance scrum team
    • Collaborate with product and design teams

You have:

    • A strong passion for Celo's mission
    • Ability to write high quality, well tested code
    • Ability to grow and adapt to a rapidly evolving technology stack
    • Strong experience developing production software
    • Strong communication skills and ability to lead technical discussions
    • Experience building software that is reusable, extensible, and modular
    • A passion for testing and achieving high test coverage
    • Enthusiasm to work in a startup environment
    • 3+ years of relevant experience
    • Bonus: Deep understanding or passion for blockchain technology
    • Bonus: Background is distributed systems, cryptography, or programming languages
    • Bonus: Knowledge of Solidity and the EVM

What we offer:

    • Competitive salary, equity, and coin plan
    • Beautiful office space
    • Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages, beer, and coffee
    • Team outings, TGIFs, and more
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.