Senior Rust Engineer - Centrifuge Chain

Remote /
Engineering /
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Rust engineer to build on our Centrifuge Chain based on Parity Substrate. We work with cutting-edge blockchain technology: Parity Substrate, Ethereum, zkSNARKs, among others.

You are an experienced developer, have worked with Rust and care about decentralized technology. You want to join a team of experienced technologists and business people, who really care about writing high quality, open-source systems that solve real problems. You are self-motivated and don't need many directions to get a job done together with your teammates. We are knowledgeable, curious, and nice people, who have a shared vision to re-shape the world of business software. We would love to hear from you if this feels like a good home for you.

About Centrifuge
We are an early-stage startup with a big mission to bridge real-world finance to DeFi. We do this by tokenizing real-world assets, like invoices, so that they can be financed through our Tinlake pools at tinlake.centrifuge.io. Tinlake has over $2m TVL, with major features in the coming months to exponentially expand our growth.
Our team is a self-managed organization of 16 (and growing) that gives you plenty of space to experiment and fit into the roles that excite you the most. We value diversity, which is reflected in our team. We host regular off-sites (post-covid) and offer office space in Berlin.

Responsibilities

    • Design and architect distributed systems and their components (e.g. interaction between our p2p document exchange network and Centrifuge Chain, utilizing zero knowledge proofs).
    • Be a key contributor by writing clean, maintainable, secure blockchain code that enables a new financial supply chain which will be used by thousands of businesses and nonprofits.
    • Build software with Rust, occasionally working with tools and applications that support the Centrifuge Chain (e.g. front-end for the Chain, Ethereum bridges).
    • Support other internal and external teams integrating with Centrifuge Chain to make integration for them as frictionless as possible.
    • Work on our open-source codebase together with internal and external contributors.
    • Support the Centrifuge network overall: Users, validators, system integrators, and more.
    • Prioritize scalability, security, and ease of deployment for our end-users.
    • Drive your projects from inception to completion by owning your own deliverable and collaborating with your teammates.
    • Be a strong individual contributor in our team-oriented environment. We care about our team and people and value collaboration.

Requirements

    • You have 5+ years of professional software development experience and have already contributed to open source projects.
    • You professionally developed software written in Rust for 2+ years.
    • You like solving problems and working with smart, nice people.
    • A strong and proven computer science or computer engineering background.
    • Track record of high quality, well-crafted code that has been used in production environments.
    • Leadership and architecture experience are a plus, knowledge of finance IT won’t hurt.

Bonus

    • You were involved in designing the architecture of complex (ideally decentralized) projects and saw them through to production deployment.
    • You are familiar with cryptographic algorithms, decentralized systems, distributed consensus systems, and security and trust reduction.
    • You are interested or even involved in current research & development of decentralized technologies (libp2p, consensus algorithms, Proof of Stake, Cosmos, Polkadot, etc.)
    • You have authored or been a major contributor to open source projects in the Rust ecosystem.
    • You know your way around writing code for large-scale peer to peer or blockchain applications.
    • Experience with managing open source projects.
    • Experience shipping and maintaining code that is used in enterprise environments.
There is no preferred work location, but you will be working primarily with a Berlin and NYC/Phoenix timezone. Compensation is blockchain competitive + based on your experience.