Senior Blockchain Engineer, TBD

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in July 2021, TBD is Block's newest business unit. Our team is building an open developer platform and primitives to help unlock the next wave of innovation in financial services — which we believe will be decentralized, permissionless, and non-custodial. As such, we will eschew custodial and traditional centralized approaches — and instead, shape Block's strategy in building for a non-custodial world, embracing the decentralized and democratized nature of crypto. The offerings we build will provide developers, institutions, and individuals with the capabilities needed to access this decentralized future. Our vision is to leverage bitcoin and other blockchain technologies to reinvent the global financial system in an open and permissionless way to further Block's mission of economic empowerment and financial inclusion for all, with a global focus.

Job Description

We are on a mission to build a platform and protocols that enable developers — from startups to established financial institutions — to more easily create solutions in the decentralized financial space that further our mission of economic empowerment globally. You will play a key role building towards that mission.

As a Senior Blockchain Engineer, you will be a part of the TBD Software Engineering Team and report to the team lead.

You Will

  • Be one of the contributors to the specifications and strategies of TBD initiatives

  • Research, develop, and test various technologies based on blockchain

  • Lead the design and architecture of the core protocols

  • Build the protocol components that integrate across different blockchain systems

  • Design and lead development process to ensure quality including code reviews, testing and verification

  • Assist the team with writing and maintaining up-to-date documentation

  • Be involved in the current blockchain community, stay close with relevant updates in the industry and foster a growing internal knowledge base.

  • Mentor and grow other engineers

  • Set technical and cultural standards for engineers

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in designing and shipping scalable systems

  • Experience developing, testing and deploying smart contracts , protocols, and Dapps in production

  • Familiar with Solidity, Rust, TypeScript or Golang programming languages

  • Experience working with open source projects

  • Strong CS fundamentals with experience across a range of disciplines

  • Have led the designs of impactful and complex architectures

  • Interest and ability to pick up new technologies quickly

Even Better:

  • Experience with building Decentralized Identity and KYC systems

  • Experience with building Decentralized Exchange systems

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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