Senior Software Engineer Open Source Team

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Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real world problems.

Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.

What you’ll be doing:

The Open Source team is looking for a senior software engineer with expertise in blockchain technology, networking, or distributed, fault-tolerant, systems design. We are seeking a capable and rigorous functional programming enthusiast looking for solving challenging problems never solved before. 

As we value motivation and autonomy, the ideal candidate is able and willing to be responsible for a project (end-to-end). This entails the definition and prioritisation of tasks, to the design and implementation, as well as the testing, documentation and support for users. 

Ultimately, we seek to create a flourishing ecosystem of technology solutions that apply not only to Cardano, but to a broader set of problems relevant to many distributed systems. 

  • Coordinate with other maintainers, users and stakeholders through open and efficient processes (e.g. CIP) to identify improvements or new functionalities that directly impact the Cardano technology stack.

  • Improve the stability, the quality and the accessibility of the existing Cardano libraries. 

  • Assist contributors and help foster an open source community of developers in the Cardano technology stack. 

  • Create new open source libraries, contribute to existing open source projects or design new projects when necessary. 

  • Review state of the art technology solutions (publications or other libraries / frameworks) to steer evolutions of the project. 

  • Inform about the techniques and innovations you’re bringing to the Cardano technology stack through workshops, blog posts, scientific papers or any medium that would be deemed relevant.

What we look for in you:

  • A PhD or master degree in computer science. A focus on distributed systems or networking is a plus;

  • Excellent understanding of the fundamentals of one or more of the existing Cardano technology stacks; 

  • Autonomy and desire to work as an open source maintainer; 

  • Ability to deliver high-quality code and ensure it through various testing techniques (e.g. property-based testing);

  • Solid communication and sharing skills;

  • Expertise with functional programming languages, preferably Haskell; 

  • Good understanding of permissionless blockchains, especially Proof-of-Stake consensus protocols, is a plus;

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