Research Software Engineer

Blockchain Capital LLC
Blockchain Capital LLC
Job Functions:
Software Engineering
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Remote; San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on:
05/23/2022

We are looking for someone to join our in-house engineering team to research and experiment with protocol design, help with technical due diligence, and work on projects in all corners of the blockchain ecosystem. The engineering team at Blockchain Capital works closely with the rest of the research and investment team by digging deeply into the technical nuances of potential investments and collaborating with teams in our portfolio. Also, the team operates as an incubation arm within the Blockchain Capital umbrella where we are encouraged to experiment on the bleeding edge of blockchain technologies.

What we are looking for:

  • Background in software development/engineering
  • Enthusiasm to learn and try out new things in the crypto technology space
  • Experience writing smart contracts and thinking through the design of protocols
  • Passion for building and experimenting
  • Interest in becoming a founder in crypto and/or a technically-focused investor

What you will be working on:

  • Working with portfolio companies to design and build applications and proof of concepts on top of, or which are complementary to, their products
  • Building experimental projects at the bleeding edge of crypto
  • Helping with technical due diligence of potential investments
  • Maintaining infrastructure for networks/companies in the portfolio including staking nodes and keeper bots

What we offer:

  • Broad exposure to the latest ideas and research in the blockchain space
  • Collaboration with founders and engineers working on the biggest problems in the space
  • Open-ended and flexible charter to work on what interests you the most within crypto
  • Opportunity to develop deep expertise in crypto, investing and startups alongside a like-minded, talented and highly ambitious team
  • Flexibility to grow as a long-term member of our team or to start an incubated project and become a founder in our portfolio

Who we are: Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013 as the first venture capital firm with a mandate to invest in crypto startups. We work closely with our portfolio companies to help them navigate the complex and fast-moving world of crypto. Our team is comprised of people with a variety of backgrounds spanning startups, finance, technology and art, who all share a deep passion for crypto. We believe the set of decentralized technologies pioneered by cryptocurrencies will one day serve people all over the world as the bedrock of individual liberty and the backbone of the internet economy, and we aim to do everything we can to help manifest that future.

Applicants that are able to solve the puzzle in the below contract by calling the hire() function and passing in the SHA256 hash of their email address will take priority in the application process.

Contract link: https://ropsten.etherscan.io/address/0xCc14BE1009fc0a50f434635E86738B1A2a77F4DD

SHA256 hashing tool: https://emn178.github.io/online-tools/sha256.html

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