Applied Researcher (TxRx Advanced Research Team)

  • Token Foundry @ ConsenSys
  • Eastern Europe
  • Jun 09, 2021
Permanent

Job Description

About ConsenSys

ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligence, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On this trusted, open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow. To explore our products and solutions, visit http://consensys.net/ .

About ConsenSys TxRx Advanced Research Team

The core mission of the TxRx team is removing Ethereum 2.0 research blockers. The scope of Ethereum 2.0 research problems exceeds the bandwidth of the current researchers. Our team responds to the challenge by applying traditional software engineering practices together with novel formal engineering approaches.

Our team consists of veteran core developers from Ethereum, Ethereum 2.0 and libp2p. We have strong relationships with Ethereum Foundation researchers and Ethereum 2.0 implementer teams.

About the Role

As an Applied Researcher at TxRx you will contribute to Ethereum 2.0 research by:
  • analyzing Ethereum 2.0 specifications, both manually and mechanically
  • investigating under-researched areas and/or alternative solutions
  • proposing and implementing specification improvements
  • prototyping research and proof-of-concept implementations

Engaging with the wider Ethereum 2.0 community is an important part of the role, and gaining and sharing protocol expertise is expected. Ethereum 2.0 remains a project under heavy development and there will be opportunities to contribute to and influence its future design.

Required skills

  • 5+ years experience in server-side/back-end development (preferably, in Java or Python);
  • Strong experience with Java (or Kotlin) and its ecosystem;
  • Experience with Python and its ecosystem;
  • Experience in working with Unix-based environments;
  • Experience with and/or interest in some of the following areas:
    • Distributed systems and peer-to-peer networking
    • Cryptography
    • Blockchain protocols
    • Ethereum / Ethereum 2.0
    • Formal Methods
    • Compilers, Dataflow Analysis
  • Comfortable operating in an Agile environment
  • Collaborative by nature; willing to give and receive feedback
  • Open to learning
  • Understanding we are a globally distributed, remote-first team; Comfortable with handling uncertainty and ambiguity

Don't check all of the boxes? Don't sweat it. We're passionate about building a diverse team of humans and as such, if you think you've got what it takes for our chaotic-but-fun, remote-friendly, start-up environment-apply anyway. While we have a pretty good idea of what we need, we're ready for you to challenge our thinking on who needs to be in this role.

Why join ConsenSys?

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys
  • One of the most recognized tech companies in the blockchain ecosystem globally. A work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. ConsenSys alumni have moved on to become tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and team leads at tech companies.
  • The forefront of a revolution. We fundamentally believe blockchain is a next generation of technology that can lay the foundation for a more just and equitable society. You can be a part of building the digital economy of tomorrow and radically transforming our society for the better.
  • A dynamic startup environment with deep roots. We are one of the earliest blockchain companies and a leader in the space. You'll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.
  • Deep technical challenges. Blockchain technology is just over 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. We are building the tools, infrastructure and applications l that are pushing the technology forward.
  • Continuous learning and improvements. You'll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects - challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ConsenSys is aware of fraudulent recruitment practices and we encourage all applicants to review our best practices to protect yourself which can be found here .

Don't check all of the boxes? Don't sweat it. We're passionate about building a diverse team of humans and as such, if you think you've got what it takes for our chaotic-but-fun, remote-friendly, start-up environment-apply anyway. While we have a pretty good idea of what we need, we're ready for you to challenge our thinking on who needs to be in this role.

Why join ConsenSys?

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys
  • One of the most recognized tech companies in the blockchain ecosystem globally. A work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. ConsenSys alumni have moved on to become tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and team leads at tech companies.
  • The forefront of a revolution. We fundamentally believe blockchain is a next generation of technology that can lay the foundation for a more just and equitable society. You can be a part of building the digital economy of tomorrow and radically transforming our society for the better.
  • A dynamic startup environment with deep roots. We are one of the earliest blockchain companies and a leader in the space. You'll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.
  • Deep technical challenges. Blockchain technology is just over 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. We are building the tools, infrastructure and applications l that are pushing the technology forward.
  • Continuous learning and improvements. You'll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects - challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ConsenSys is aware of fraudulent recruitment practices and we encourage all applicants to review our best practices to protect yourself which can be found here.