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Engineering Lead - AlgoKit

Algorand Foundation

Algorand Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

ABOUT US

Our mission is to empower a dynamic, inclusive, and borderless global ecosystem - at scale - based on the Algorand blockchain technology.

The Algorand blockchain -- designed by MIT professor and Turing Award winning cryptographer Silvio Micali – is uniquely capable of delivering on the promise of a borderless global economy. It achieves transaction throughputs at the speed of traditional finance, but with immediate finality, near zero transaction costs, and on a 24/7 basis. Its carbon neutral platform and unique pure proof-of-stake consensus mechanism solves for the “blockchain trilemma” by achieving both security and scalability on a decentralized protocol, and without a second of downtime since it went live in 2019.

The Algorand Foundation is dedicated to helping fulfill the global promise of the Algorand blockchain by taking responsibility for its sound monetary supply economics, decentralized governance, and healthy and prosperous open-source ecosystem.

Learn more about Algorand Foundation at www.algorand.foundation and about Algorand’s core technology at www.algorand.com.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the AlgoKit Engineering Lead, you are genuinely excited by new technologies and happiest when building products. You will be working alongside the best-in-class engineers and cryptographers in cross-functional collaboration, as well as participate in new projects in emerging blockchain technologies. Additionally, you’ll take ownership of your team’s deliveries, demonstrating comfort in managing development cycles and ensuring the quality of the engineering team’s output.


In this role, you will be heavily involved in the development of a widely used framework for Algorand developers. This framework enables them to build applications from the most basic proof-of-concepts to enterprise-grade apps and infrastructure pieces.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be a strong technical leader who takes initiative and ownership of technical decisions made during implementation
  • Have a vision for product engineering and deep care for product quality
  • Provide technical support to the community through forums like forum.algorand.org and Discord channels, answering technical questions
  • Lead and manage a small team’s development and cycles, and ensure deliveries according to business requirements
  • Manage stakeholders by aligning deliverables, managing expectations and gathering feedback across multiple parties

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Senior-level Python engineering and architectural knowledge
  • SDK building and design experience
  • Keen interest in improving the developer experience
  • Testing experience (unit, test, integration, E2E)

GOOD TO HAVE (OPTIONAL)

  • General knowledge regarding asymmetric encryption, public key cryptography, elliptic curves, zero-knowledge proofs and lattice-based cryptography.
  • Experience with Algorand

PERKS AND BENEFITS

You will work with a team of talented and fun-loving rockstars across the world while we are building an equitable and borderless economy together. In addition, you will get:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Excellent retention program
  • Diverse, open, inclusive and collaborative culture
  • Supportive and flexible remote-working arrangement
  • Monthly wellness budget
  • Computer and tech accessories
  • To own your growth plan

NOTE FOR APPLICANTS
Algorand Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws of the country in which the applicant resides.

If you need assistance or to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. All information gathered will be treated in strict confidence and solely used for recruitment purposes.

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