Distributed Systems Dev Lead, Starknet

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Mar 04

Are you the one?

Starknet is the fastest-growing network in terms of new developers joining the network. Nethermind builds many developer-facing tools that need to work seamlessly in this fast-paced blockchain. This ecosystem needs contributors with a quality mindset, capable of applying their craftsmanship and systematic creativity to improve its components. Your software engineering experience and ability to rally developers around you could mean the difference between a flawless network upgrade and a community forking event. Do you have what it takes?


  • Lead and manage the software development team maintaining Internet-facing applications in the blockchain space.
  • Collaborate with Product Owner and Project Manager to drive a vision of how products add value and evolve in alignment with company strategy and goals.
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in coding, testing, and maintenance to ensure quality and scalability.
  • Oversee the design, development, and implementation of new software programs and updates.
  • Foster a culture of creativity and innovation within the team.
  • Mentor and develop team members, identifying strengths and areas for growth.
  • Ensure the optimization of development processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends to maintain a competitive edge.


  • Track record of leading complex software projects with large transaction loads and/or large user bases
  • An understanding of good software architecture
  • Ability to implement efficient algorithms and design complex data structures
  • Excellent programming skills, Go or Rust preferred but will also consider other tech stacks (e.g. Java, C++)
  • Ability to write clean, testable, and maintainable code without over-engineering
  • An entrepreneurial nature, willing to take ownership and run toward problems
  • Pragmatic experience in various software development methodologies
  • Understanding of DevOps principles, experience working in CI/CD-enabled environments
  • Strong computer science background
  • A fascination with the inner working of blockchains

Nice to have:

  • Distributed networks (P2P)
  • Performance and memory optimisations
  • Blockchain / EVM / TransactionPool / JSON RPC
  • Complex data structures for example Patricia-Merkle/Verkle tries
  • NoSQL Key Values databases for example RocksDB
  • Cryptography

Examples of projects the team has worked on:

  • Building of Starknet client from scratch
  • Implementation of P2P layer for Starknet protocol
  • Integration with elements of Starknet ecosystem (eg. Starknet Blockifier)
  • Design and implementation of efficient and robust data stores and caching

What we offer:

  • Fully remote opportunity
  • Flexible Hours
  • Equity.

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