Protocol Specialist (EVM) | Alchemy

  • Alchemy
  • San Francisco, New York, Remote
  • Sep 15, 2021
Full time Blockchain Engineering

Job Description

Our mission is to bring blockchain to a billion people. The Alchemy Platform is a world class developer platform designed to make building on the blockchain easy. We've built leading infrastructure in the space, powering over $30 billion in transactions for tens of millions of users in 99% of countries worldwide.

The Alchemy team draws from decades of deep expertise in massively scalable infrastructure, AI, and blockchain from leadership roles at leading companies and universities like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Stanford, and MIT.

Alchemy recently raised a Series B led by Coatue and Addition, having previously raised from Stanford University, Coinbase, the Chairman of Google, Charles Schwab, and the founders and executives of leading organizations.

Alchemy powers the top blockchain companies globally and has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Bloomberg, and elsewhere

The Role

Ethereum has been one of the most exciting projects started this century. It is a live, limitless, shared, global computer - and needless to say it has its fair share of quirks and complexities. There is a vibrant community constantly innovating, releasing frequent upgrades with far reaching implications for the whole ecosystem. As the EVM protocol specialist at Alchemy, you'll be responsible for digging into core Ethereum projects and providing insights and advice that can be leveraged by the broader team. This includes researching EIPs, understanding various scaling solutions, digging into mempool behavior, and much much more. You will be the authority for Ethereum related updates and a critical bridge strengthening the link between Alchemy and the Ethereum community.

Responsibilities

  • Be an authority on Ethereum related matters - technical, economical, community-related, or otherwise
  • Preemptively research changes in the ecosystem including EIPs, hardforks, and node client upgrades for Ethereum and its most popular scaling solutions
  • Assist the engineering team in optimizing technical decisions around node management and EVM APIs by experimenting with and exploring the Ethereum codebase
  • Assist the marketing, customer success, and community relation teams in communicating difficult concepts on behalf on Alchemy

What We're Looking For

  • Proven history of interest and engagement with Ethereum
  • Deep passion for blockchain technologies
  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills
  • 5+ years of working in a technical/quantitive/analytical capacity
  • The ability to write basic scripts or snippits of code to interact with various facets of the technologies
  • Relationships with key figures in the Ethereum community
  • Experience in writing a variety of externally facing communications - blog posts, social media posts, press releases, joint partnerships announcements, etc
  • Experience at early stage startups is a large plus
  • [Preferred] Established reputation online reputation as an Ethereum analyst