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POSTED Nov 01, 2017
Collin Thompson, Intrepid Ventures
Collin Thompson Nov 01, 2017
👁 588

Job Description

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Smart Contract - Security Engineer (Solidity, CodeChain) who is able to deconstruct, hack, and secure smart contracts and Dapps.

About the Role

  • This person should have a passion for Solidity, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), and security.
  • This is a challenging full-time position hacking, modeling, scanning, auditing, designing and enhancing the security of smart contracts.
  • A significant part of the work can be done remotely wherever you are; little travel is anticipated (most of the technical team works remotely around the world).
  • We are looking for exceptionally intellectual, bright and technically driven individuals. We will be addressing challenges that have not been encountered before while borrowing from patterns in previous software architectures.


  • Deep understanding of blockchain and distributed ledger protocols and smart contract scripting languages (e.g. Solidity, CodeChain)
  • Demonstrated expertise and contributions towards smart contract security, EIPs (Ethereum Improvement Proposals), or research.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or similar technical subject, PhD in relevant field is a plus.
  • 3 years of relevant work experience analyzing the security of systems (penetration testing, Web Application security testing, vulnerability scanning, threat modeling, etc.).
  • experience in responding to security problems in target-rich environments, looking at security alerts, front-line analysis and response.
  • Think through and anticipate how hackers and others may attempt to subvert or mis-use applications
  • Previous work with P2P Networking and distributed systems.
  • Understanding of various distributed consensus methodologies (Mining, PoS, PoW, Tendermint.
  • Understanding of cryptography, including asymmetric (pub/priv key), symmetric, hash functions, encryption/signatures. ( ECDH, ECDSA, PGP and AES).
  • Experience building applications using any of the following (or similar) languages: Python, C, C++, C#, Golang, Rust.
  • Coding/scripting experience in one or more general purpose languages.

What we value

  • Fast learner. We’re looking for software engineers who thrive on learning new technologies and don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions.
  • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in this fast growing area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a space full of unknown unknowns, pivoting as needed, and being comfortable with not knowing the end state.
  • Self-starter-able to work on his own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Fearlessness. You think a working proof-of-concept is the best way to make a point.
  • You strive on proving that speed and quality are not conflicting; that you can achieve both at the same time.
  • Versatility. In addition to having an intimate knowledge of the whole web stack, you understand how all the pieces fit together (front-end, database, network layer, etc.) and how they impact the performance of your application.
  • Strong architecture skills. You know how to build highly scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant services
  • You stay up-to-date with the latest architectural trends across blockchain technologies shaping business innovation globally.
  • Passion. You feel ownership over everything you ship; you’d never call code “released” until you’re confident it’s correct.
  • You pride yourself on efficient monitoring, strong documentation, and proper test coverage.
  • A team player. You believe that you can achieve more on a team — that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You rely on others’ candid feedback for continuous improvement and work easily on remote and distributed teams

Salary range

75 - 90k USD

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