Web3 Rust Team Lead

Job at ChainSafe Systems



Full time

ChainSafe Systems is a blockchain R&D firm on a mission to realize the potential of Web3 infrastructure through sustainable, open-source development. Our vision is to create a world with organizations that empower people to build and innovate through blockchain agnostic tools and other distributed technologies. We are global leaders in the industry, unique in our work across multiple blockchain ecosystems, and currently are pioneering technology and infrastructure related to Ethereum, Polkadot, Filecoin, and more. We are actively pursuing the development of our own product suite, having recently released Files, which allows users to upload and store files on IPFS and Filecoin with the goal of furthering development to provide a decentralized alternative to cloud storage. ChainSafe is a unique company in a unique space, growing quickly and building a global reputation in this nascent space. Beyond offering experience across every major blockchain space to our team, we provide an open, inclusive, and supportive environment where we help folks reach their full potential as a human and as a professional. Here’s what you might want to know before reading on: Our stack is progressive and open-source and includes Go, Rust, and TypeScript. We spearhead ecosystem projects like Lodestar, Web3.js, Forest, Mina-rs, and Gossamer. We are global, remote-friendly, and open to contractors. Culture fit and alignment to our core values are extremely important to us. We are fueled by an immense intellectual curiosity about what technology can do and the impact it can have. You will thrive here if you are intensely driven by tackling technical challenges that no one else has solved yet and are inspired by the possibility of building the next generation of web infrastructure and decentralized systems. Who we need We are looking to expand our team that gets involved in the rust-based blockchain projects, primarily substrate-related projects. As part of your job, you can expect to lead the technical delivery and develop crypto-economically sound and robust solutions. You will need to organize and split the work between the team but also write comprehensive and well-tested code that is as efficient as possible, while always ensuring correctness. Your tasks will revolve around but are not limited to, working on various parts of the fast-growing rust blockchain ecosystems substrate ecosystem, such as Polkadot. You can expect to work on cutting-edge blockchain technology and will develop core blockchain runtime systems in rust. This will also involve developing completely new substrate pallets that will add value to the wider Polkadot ecosystem as well as maintenance of existing ones or even writing smart contracts in Rust. Ideally looking for someone located in East Asia or Europe strongly preferred Responsibilities Research and learn about the wider substrate and Polkadot ecosystem Manage a team of engineers by meeting with them regularly and understanding their individual needs Create, and delegate tasks in coordination with the Project Manager Help to scope out and estimate new projects Write clean, correct, and well-tested blockchain runtime code Play an active role in the development of user-facing runtime APIs Collaborate with other team members that take part in open source development Requirements Expertise with the Rust language and its ecosystem Previous experience in leading the team Bonus Points Experience as a Smart Contract or Substrate Runtime developer Knowledge of current blockchain technologies and landscape. Knowledge/work on P2P networking or consensus algorithms Open-source software background

Company: ChainSafe Systems

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Skills: leadrustweb3jsethereumsmart contractrust

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