Network Services Engineer

Job at Edge & Node



Full time

Edge & Node is a creative software development company working to build a vibrant, decentralized future. Founded by the initial team behind The Graph, Edge & Node is dedicated to the advancement of web3, a decentralized and fair internet where public data is available to all—an internet that enables its users to increase agency over their creations and their lives.

Edge & Node’s initial product is The Graph, an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS, which ensures open data is always available and easy to access. The Graph is used by thousands of protocols and dapps including Uniswap, Livepeer, Aave, Decentraland, and more. Edge & Node also launched Everest, a decentralized registry with the mission to catalyze the shift to web3, facilitating community-driven curation of projects providing ongoing utility to the crypto space.

The Research & Protocol group at Edge & Node drives fundamental improvements to The Graph protocol by designing new capabilities and solving novel research challenges. We collaborate with developers and the product team to turn our ideas into productized solutions.

We are looking for a Network Services Engineer to work across the research & engineering teams on core components of The Graph protocol. The primary focus of this role is to improve the performance, robustness, trust-minimization, and user experience of systems driving The Graph Network.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Plan, develop, test, and ship new features and improvements to software components powering The Graph Network’s backend
  • Collaborate with research & engineering team members and review their work
  • Actively participate in integration testing and deployment

What We Expect

  • Experience in creating and maintaining complex, distributed, and concurrent software systems. The Graph is a decentralized protocol in which a lot of pieces work together
  • Experience with Rust or another systems-level language like Go, C/C++, or Erlang/Elixir. Familiarity with other languages such as Typescript or Python would also be beneficial
  • Interest in software analysis & verification techniques such as generative/property/fuzz testing, interpreting flame graphs & performance histograms, and even lightweight formal methods like TLA+
  • Clear communication skills (written & verbal) to discuss problems and document solutions
  • Knowledge of cryptography and security best practices
  • Familiarity with blockchains and other distributed consensus mechanisms

About the Graph

The Graph is the indexing and query layer of web3. The Graph Network’s self service experience for developers launched in July 2021. Developers build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, that applications can query using GraphQL. The Graph supports indexing data from multiple different networks including Ethereum, NEAR, Arbitrium, Optimism, Polygon, Avalanche, Celo, Fantom, Moonbeam, IPFS, and PoA with more networks coming soon. To date, tens-of-thousands of subgraphs have been deployed on the hosted service, and now subgraphs can be deployed directly on the network. Over 28,000 developers have built subgraphs for applications such as Uniswap, Synthetix, KnownOrigin, Art Blocks, Balancer, Livepeer, DAOstack, Audius, Decentraland, and many others.

If you are a developer building an application or web3 application, you can use subgraphs for indexing and querying data from blockchains. The Graph allows applications to efficiently and performantly present data in a UI and allows other developers to use your subgraph too! You can deploy a subgraph to the network using the newly launched Subgraph Studio or query existing subgraphs that are in the Graph Explorer. The Graph would love to welcome you to be IndexersCurators and/or Delegators on The Graph’s mainnet. Join The Graph community by introducing yourself in The Graph Discord for technical discussions, join The Graph’s Telegram chat, and follow The Graph on TwitterLinkedInInstagramFacebookReddit, and Medium! The Graph’s developers and members of the community are always eager to chat with you, and The Graph ecosystem has a growing community of developers who support each other.

The Graph Foundation oversees The Graph Network. The Graph Foundation is overseen by the Technical CouncilEdge & NodeStreamingFastFigmentSemiotic  and The Guild are five of the many organizations within The Graph ecosystem.

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Skills: pythonc++rust

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