Principal Engineer – NFT Infrastructure

Principal Engineer – NFT Infrastructure

Sydney / Relocation / Remote

Unique blockchain assets (“NFTs”) are experiencing a massive surge in popularity. These unique assets allow people to own anything from in-game items, to digital art, to music, and financial instruments.  However, they are highly illiquid: transactions take minutes or hours to confirm, and Ethereum can process fewer than 5 NFTs per second for the whole world combined. To solve this problem our client has built, a next-generation protocol for trading blockchain assets with instant trade confirmation, massive scalability, and no gas fees without compromising user custody. The goal is to help businesses scale their creation and trading of these unique assets (“NFTs”). 

We are searching for a principal engineer to help us build a secure, scalable and stable ownership layer for Ethereum. You don’t need any blockchain experience, but you do need to have strong engineering principles and fundamentals, and the confidence to own the technical design and execution of a large component within our product.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in a high growth startup environment
  • Contribute to some of the most significant NFT projects in the space
  • Work with some awesome technology (Ethereum, ZK-STARKs) 
  • Have direct influence on the future of a key infrastructure platform in a fun space (gaming)
  • Take on a future leadership role and grow within the company

In this role you will:

  • Design and implement well-crafted features for our products
  • Architect and supervise the implementation of product-wide engineering choices
  • Be an advocate for process and practice improvements in engineering
  • Act as a point of contact for product managers doing technical discovery
  • Create tools to help yourself and others improve the development process and experience
  • Provide early validation for technical decisions
  • Conduct internal training and education on engineering practices and processes

What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of experience as an engineer
  • Experience leading the design of engineering solutions to complex problems
  • Experience working on the backend of products in Golang or Typescript

Some of the things we can offer you:

  • Competitive Salary and Employee Share Options: We want to build a successful company which means sharing the companies potential wins with those who contributed
  • Flexible working: Work-life balance is important to us, so feel free to work from home as needed
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We are a workspace that has committed to diversity and inclusion and have joined the Project F programme
  • Employee Assistance Program: 24/7 service that includes unlimited counselling for you and your family
  • Ideal office location: Currently located near Central Station in Surry Hills with a rooftop
  • Social events: Fun and regular company events to relax and connect with teammates
  • Equipment perks: We provide you with all the hardware you need to succeed, plus an additional $750 to set up your new home office
  • Personal perks: Perkbox benefits including premium access to Aura, Calm, an online fitness portal and discounts at major retailers
  • Learning opportunities: Thousands of online learning courses via Go1, Udemy and Naspers