Radix DLT is hiring a

Distributed Systems Architect, Consensus

Remote

As the consensus architect for Radix, you will lead the charge on transmogrifying theoretical consensus models into bulletproof implementations. You will take the reins on a white-knuckle ride through the marvelous new world of decentralized finance. Your brain will bend in ways it wasn’t meant to be bent, you will form lifelong bonds with a team of incredible people, and you will forever remember the journey.

You will first come up to speed by aiding in the delivery of an unsharded public network which functions according to well-known, documented concepts. Building upon this knowledge, you will venture into new territory, solving the challenges of bringing Cerberus, our model of sharded consensus, to life. From this point forward you will be making new ground right at the cutting edge of public ledger systems.

About You

  • You’re a confident coder who maintains a healthy set of academic chops. You aren’t intimidated by whitepapers or pages full of italics and Greek letters.
  • You have built things which went into production, and understand the necessity of practicality over elegance.
  • You welcome healthy debate. When your ideas are challenged, your first reaction is not to get defensive, but to consider and analyze.
  • You’re intelligent and learn quickly. This is a rapidly evolving branch of computer science, and we don’t expect you to come in the door already a master of consensus theory.

About Us

We're a team of like-minded thinkers who have long been convinced that we're living in the earliest stages of a global financial revolution. This revolution is being fuelled by decentralized finance (or DeFi for short), which is enabling an assortment of pioneering developers and entrepreneurs to re-invent almost every financial product that is currently traded and invested in traditional markets, without requiring central authorities or siloed infrastructure.

DeFi has captured a great deal of attention and investment in the crypto-aware niche, growing assets under management from $1 billion to $22 billion in less than a year. Impressive as its growth has been, its current market size isn't even a rounding error on the over $111 trillion held in traditional finance.

We're focused on what it will take to go from billions to trillions. Radix went back to first principles to come up with the right technical solution—the first layer-one protocol built specifically for mainstream DeFi—and we have already tested out at over 1 million transactions per second.
We're keenly aware that the need for an infinitely scalable platform is only one prerequisite among many for mass adoption, and we're also blazing new ground in the areas of user experiences, developer tools, and regulatory integration.We have forged a path deep into the future of what distributed ledger technology is going to look like, together with the business case that assures adoption, and we need you to come and be part of the team that is making that happen right now.
Join us!

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies

  • Masters level degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years experience in design and implementation of consensus systems / distributed ledger technologies.
  • 5+ years experience in software design and architecture.
  • Extensive knowledge of Java and associated tooling.
  • Proven technical leadership skills for scrum-size (5-8) person teams.
  • Proven teamwork skills.

Interested?

Please send a copy of your resume, and anything else you would like us to know.