Senior Blockchain Engineer/Architect

$120,000 - $190,000 yearly
  • QuickNode
  • Remote
  • Feb 24, 2022
Full time Blockchain Data Engineering Web3

Job Description

We're searching for a passionate, curious and seasoned engineer to join our newly formed R&D Build team.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in blockchain engineering, cryptocurrency, L1 and L2 protocols and DeFi apps, as well as experience building full stack web applications and robust systems in JavaScript or similar frameworks.
It’s important that this candidate can self-teach new web3 concepts without standard documentation due to the speed of the web3 development market and ambiguity.
As a Senior Blockchain Engineer at QuickNode, you will be responsible for identifying and developing bleeding-edge cross-chain projects based on customer feedback across all major protocols and work directly with each partner protocol to better understand the complexities and challenges that currently exist.
You will have significant autonomy in researching opportunities, mapping out solutions, getting customer feedback and developing the project from ideation to MVP.
You’ll work closely with other functions within QuickNode such as product, engineering, marketing, enterprise sales and design teams to build new, innovative services and R&D projects to better support our top tier customers.
This position will report to our VP of Build, a new role and function within QuickNode to enable
innovative research engineering at the bleeding edge of web3.

Responsibilities:

    • Research, architect, and/or implement smart contract and cross-chain protocols on various cutting edge and innovative projects
    • Identify, research and develop proof-of-concepts (POCs),  pilot projects and MVPs based on feedback from enterprise and Fortune 500 customers on their needs for decentralized applications and generalized use cases
    • Commercialize and test POCs and MVPs through automation, testing and various frameworks to identify production readiness across blockchain ecosystems
    • Work closely with all major blockchain protocols to knowledge share, validate POCs and better understand the complexity and use cases of each chain
    • Participate as a technical liaison between clients, engineering teams and offering leadership as needed on collaborative projects

Requirements

    • 5+ years building robust technical systems at a growth stage startup or public technology company, with at least 3+ years building decentralized architectures and systems at a company or as a side project
    • 5+ year development experience with JavaScript, Solidity, Go, Rust or other smart contract development frameworks
    • Strong experience and passion for blockchain, crypto, distributed systems and/or DeFi
    • Experience writing both front and back end tests
    • Strong communication skills in both written and spoken English
QuickNode is a global, multi-cloud infrastructure company that powers the blockchain ecosystem.
Our mission is to be the indispensable utility that empowers companies and innovators globally to build next-generation, Web3-enabled businesses & applications using blockchain technology. QuickNode is backed by some of the world's best investors including Tiger Global, Y Combinator, SoftBank, and the Seven Seven Six Fund. The QuickNode team has over 20+  years of experience building global data infrastructure.