Blockchain Interoperability Engineer
NEAR is a sharded, developer-friendly, proof-of-stake public blockchain, built by a world-class team that has built some of the world's only sharded databases at scale.
We are looking for a talented, meticulous, and productive person who loves working in an energetic and free-thinking environment, feels comfortable challenging opinions, and most importantly who shares our desire to make the web free again.
The NEAR Protocol Engineering team is looking for an engineer to work on integrating our blockchain with other blockchains and protocols. You will be bridging various algorithmically complex systems together, which will require learning and understanding their internals. You will be expected to fully own these projects and drive their implementation from beginning to end, including the design, the implementation, the maintenance, and the documentation. You will be surrounded by highly productive and meticulous engineers who will be holding you to these same standards.
- Experience implementing complex Ethereum contracts
- Knowledge of Ethereum internals, like EVM, the state format, the serialization standards
- Familiarity with Rust
- Ability to learn new languages and technologies quickly
- Excellent coding skills
- Ability to go from design to implementation quickly
- Good communication skills
Nice to have:
- Strong understanding of Ethereum contracts patterns and best practices
- Familiarity with internals of other blockchains
- Knowledge of cryptography
- Knowledge of runtimes and virtual machines
- Communication and collaboration with a fully distributed team
- Implementation of complex Ethereum and NEAR contracts
- Design and implementation of various interoperability components
- End-to-end ownership of various components
About NEAR and the NEAR Collective
NEAR's mission is to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world. The NEAR platform provides a decentralized application platform that is secure enough to manage high value assets like money or identity and performant enough to make them useful for everyday people, putting the power of Open Finance and the Open Web in their hands.
The NEAR platform, NEAR Protocol, and associated tooling are being built by the NEAR Collective, a collection of the best engineers in the world who work across teams, companies and countries similar to other large scale open source projects. Core contributors include a couple of 2-time ICPC world champions, 2 gold medalists, a Latin American champion and multiple other competitive programming finalists.
Working at NEAR
Roles are posted to this portal on behalf of the companies that make up the NEAR Collective and are typically located anywhere in the world because most of the companies are fully remote. Some hubs are located in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, the US and China. Regardless of where you work, this is a high performance culture that values ownership, execution and professionalism but pairs it with curiosity and experimentation. The vision is big but the right team is behind it.