Core Engineer | RUST

  • Nimiq
  • Remote (European or Central American Time Zone)
  • Mar 02, 2022
Full time Blockchain Engineering - Backend

Job Description

The Nimiq Protocol Engineering team is looking for an engineer to work on the protocol specification and its implementation in Rust. You will be working with complex concurrent systems, low-level code, complicated state machines, and novel algorithms.

You will be expected to fully own various components and drive their implementation from beginning to end, including the design, the implementation, the maintenance, and the documentation. You will be surrounded by highly productive and meticulous engineers who will be holding you to the same standards.


What You'll Be Doing:

  • Design and implementation of various complex Rust components.
  • End-to-end ownership of various components.
  • Design of new protocol changes.
  • Performance tuning and optimizations.
  • Communication and collaboration with a fully distributed team.
  • Work with open source community by collaborating with external contributors on our codebase, creating and participating in events, facilitating information exchange between our community and other open source communities.
  • Participating in recurring meetings and calls between 9:00am and 12:00pm (noon) CST.
  • Joining on-site Hackathons (3-4 weeks) in Europe or Central America at least once a year.

What We're Looking For:

  • Fluency with algorithms and data structures.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages and technologies quickly.
  • Excellent coding skills.
  • Experience with Rust.
  • Experience with concurrency and parallelism.
  • Ability to quickly go from design to implementation.
  • Good communication skills, fluency in English (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to self-manage and to identify and own relevant tasks by yourself.
  • Meticulousness.

We'd Love If You Have:

  • Familiarity with internals of blockchains or distributed systems.
  • Knowledge of cryptography.
  • Knowledge of networking and operating systems.


Ecosystem Values

Regardless of where you work from (there are hubs in Germany and Costa Rica), this is a high performance culture that values ownership, execution and professionalism but pairs it with curiosity and experimentation. The Nimiq Collective has unashamedly high standards. We’re looking for people at the top of their game who share our values of building a future that is open, inclusive and fair.


We’re building technology that has never been seen before. We learn each day and build on this new knowledge as we go.


Creating the infrastructure of the new web requires figuring out novel solutions to an endless array of challenging problems.

Positive Energy

The best ideas come when teams support and encourage each other. We look for positive thinkers to problem-solve, not put up blockers.


Teams and organizations live and die by their ability to keep everyone moving the same direction.


Nimiq is at the forefront of world-changing technology, new and disruptive markets, and radical new ways of organizing people and ideas. You’ll have everything you need to focus and thrive:

  • Highly competitive pay.
  • Flexible vacation wherever possible.
  • Travel and accommodation to Nimiq hackathons three times per year.
  • Education and conference budgets for continuous learning.
  • Competitive compensation and upside.
  • Top technical hardware and peripherals for epic productivity.