Senior Solutions Engineer



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023
Company Overview
We're on a mission to transform the internet for the better. Our team of innovative hackers, visionary futurists, and passionate nerds is devoted to creating a digital space that's safe, inclusive, and empowers everyone. By developing the world's first zero-knowledge virtual machine, we've laid the groundwork for running arbitrary code as a zero-knowledge proof. Utilizing a ZK Coprocessor to assist or enhance the compute of an on-chain application, we have created a unique package - the RISC Zero ZK Coprocessor, comprised of the zkVM, Bonsai, and ETH Relay. Now, we're ambitiously constructing an entire ecosystem around this groundbreaking technology.
To ensure effective collaboration and seamless communication across our global team, all candidates must be available to overlap with the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone for at least 3 hours during regular business hours. This requirement is essential for maintaining efficient workflow, participating in team meetings, and facilitating timely responses to customer inquiries and internal requests.
About the Role
As a Senior Solutions Engineer at RISC Zero, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of blockchain technology by working closely with clients to understand their needs and deliver tailored solutions. Through this process, you will contribute valuable insights and feedback to improve our product offerings. You will work on diverse projects such as building decentralized applications, crafting innovative smart contracts, and quickly prototyping to meet client needs. Your work with clients will inform the ongoing evolution of the Bonsai network. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, create detailed technical documentation, develop and maintain demo applications, and stay at the forefront of blockchain technologies and trends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement decentralized applications and smart contracts on blockchain platforms such as Ethereum, Cosmos, or Bitcoin.
  • Build production applications using Rust or similar programming languages.
  • Gain a deep understanding of cryptography, consensus algorithms, and smart contracts.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and clients to develop customized blockchain solutions.
  • Gather customer feedback and translate it into actionable improvements for the product.
  • Support application development by incorporating blockchain consensus changes and working across multiple blockchains.

Ideal Candidate Qualities:

  • 🔒 Authenticity: Demonstrates honesty, transparency, and integrity in all interactions and actions.
  • 💖 Empathy: Understands and appreciates the perspectives and feelings of others, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.
  • 🌟 Resilience: Exhibits the ability to adapt to challenges, setbacks, and changing circumstances while maintaining a positive attitude and finding solutions.
  • 🌱 Growth Mindset: Embraces a continuous learning mindset, eagerly seeking opportunities to develop new skills and expand knowledge in the ever-evolving field of solutions engineering.
  • 🎯 Strategic Thinking: Possesses the ability to think analytically, anticipate future needs, and develop innovative solutions aligned with business goals and client requirements.
  • 🤝 Collaborative: Works effectively with cross-functional teams, clients, and stakeholders, actively sharing knowledge, fostering cooperation, and driving successful outcomes through collaborative efforts.


  • Strong technical background with a bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as computer science, engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing complex solutions, preferably in the field of software development, cloud computing, or security.
  • In-depth knowledge of blockchain technology and experience with decentralized applications, smart contracts, and blockchain platforms like Ethereum, Cosmos, or Bitcoin is a strong plus.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in solution engineering, such as Rust, JavaScript, Python, or similar languages.
  • Solid understanding of cryptography, consensus algorithms, and blockchain protocols a strong plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and address complex technical challenges.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and engage with clients.
  • Proven track record of delivering successful projects and driving results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Continuous learning mindset, staying updated with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the field of solutions engineering.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Leadership Coaching and opportunities for professional growth, learning, and development
  • Remote work options with potential domestic and international travel up to 20% for team ‘onsite’ meetings and conferences
  • Comprehensive health insurance: medical, dental, vision, and HSA
  • Generous company equity
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
That said, we're looking for people who love this problem and are dedicated to making it work. If you don't perfectly match the description but you're still interested - apply anyways. We're always ready to bring on great people, even if we weren't expecting it.
Our Commitment to Inclusion:
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.