Blockchain Engineer: Rust/Solidity (Senior/CTO)

  • CommonLands
  • Remote (East Coast)
  • Jan 08, 2021
Permanent CTO/Head Of IT | Blockchain

Job Description

The Role: Rust/Solidity Engineer (Senior/CTO)

Remote | Engineering | Full-time

Roles & Responsibilities

-Identify and select preferred blockchain platform. (Ethereum, Polkadot, Cosmos, Tezos, Algorand, etc) -Build Substrate-based (or other L1 technology) blockchain projects
-Implement & deploy Solidity (or other L1 technology) Smart contracts
-Write bridge code to connect solidity and Rust

-Provide technical support and hands-on guidance on these projects to users, external teams, and communities
-Evangelize our products and technologies to developer communities


-Experience with Rust, particularly writing high-performance high-security code -Familiar with EVM, and understand inner details
-Familiar with blockchain & decentralized applications concepts
-Familiar with common data structure and crypto algorithms

-Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
-Ability to work autonomously and proactively
-A drive and readiness to put in the work to make a lasting impact for communities in need -In support of the current social justice movement and what they represent


-Competitive compensation and employee benefits
-Collaborative, transparent, and empowering work culture -Flexible work time and work location
-Meaningful work on creating better technologies for a fairer future -Playing a key role in solving the US national housing crisis

-The potential to become a partner or executive team member

About Common Lands

Common Lands is the world’s first decentralized autonomous housing cooperative. Our vision is to use the DAO model and cooperative housing structure to empower 1 million families to become homeowners over the next decade, giving most an unparalleled opportunity in building generational wealth. We have found in our research that cooperative housing is an implementation of a DAO, and that by applying key aspects of DAOs to cooperatives, we will develop a scalable solution to massively transform homeownership.

This solution can also transform the crypto community, producing the first dApp and DAO that will go mainstream among communities that have never used, or even heard of cryptocurrency. This may accelerate crypto usage into the “early majority” adoption phase. We are a fast-growing start-up at an early stage, preparing to launch in Philadelphia in the summer of 2021.

Our Story and Values

The past year in the U.S. has been transformative. We’ve watched our communities and loved ones across the country struggle with unemployment, evictions, and the financial burden associated with medical care, exacerbating the discrimination and inequities our vulnerable communities already face. Simultaneously the ever-growing social justice movement is urgently expressing the need to address the immense inequities in our country. One key way to do this is not only to guarantee financial stability for every family but give families an attainable path towards producing generational wealth, ensuring the generations that follow do not fall victim to the same economic hardship.

The foundational way to produce generational wealth is through homeownership. But the majority of American families, 43 million, are trapped in a cycle of wealth destruction, forced to rent their home due to the financial barriers associated with homeownership. Common Lands is creating an alternative path towards homeownership that our current financial system does not provide. By building a DAO that provides cooperative housing, these renting families will be able to become first-time homeowners while simultaneously obtaining generational wealth in doing so. We are for the community, by the community,and as such will be a community-owned, community-run organization that takes a “needs-based approach” for its decision making. This drives our core set of values:

-Equity for all people
-True decentralization
-Empowering individuals with more autonomy -Less Trust, More Truth

We aren’t just developing a program to create accessibility to homeownership, we are also developing a community of support within our homeowners. We will supply the resources, tools, and assets needed to prioritize our community members in becoming self-sufficient, financially stable, and achieving long-term goals. We will take our profits and reinvest them in our communities by focusing on:

-Education, Guidance, and Support
-Mutual Aid
-Community, Real Relationships, and Peer to Peer Transactions -Inclusion, Trust, and Respect

Pay Rate

80k-120k (negotiable, depending on experience)