Senior Backend Blockchain Engineer

  • Ava Labs
  • Remote
  • Mar 17, 2021
Full time Engineering - Backend

Job Description

Fully-remote position

Experience level: 5-20 years

Avalanche is an open-source platform for launching decentralized finance applications and enterprise blockchain deployments in one interoperable, highly scalable ecosystem. Developers who build on Avalanche can easily create powerful, reliable, and secure applications and custom blockchain networks with complex rulesets or build on existing private or public subnets.

Ava Labs makes it simple to launch finance applications using blockchain technology–with highly scalable and efficient networks, customizable public and private blockchains, the capability to create any digital asset, and more. We are empowering people to build an open, simple, and democratic internet of finance that enables the world to have a more prosperous future.
Ava Labs was founded by Cornell computer scientists who brought on talent from Wall Street to execute their vision. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant.
Note: we do not offer visa sponsorships currently


  • Contribute to the development, maintenance and testing of the AvalancheGo platform
  • Design new features, improve performance and reliability of AvalancheGo
  • Integrate AvalancheGo with various public blockchains
  • Design and support blockchain supporting tools and utilities
  • Provide expertise and mentorship to your peers
  • Take ownership for code from inception to deployment and customer support
  • Participate in unit testing and peer code reviews


  • Minimum of 4+ years of hands on experience in a production environment with one or more of: public blockchains, consensus protocols, large scale distributed systems, applied cryptography, compilers, peer to peer systems, or any other equivalent technology
  • Ability to work with our backend tech stack: Go (Golang), Postgres, AWS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be fluent in English
  • Ability to work independently in a fast very paced work environment
  • BS or higher degree in Computer Science preferred