Oct 11, 2023

Senior Consensus Engineer

  • AVA LABS
  • New York, NY or Remote (North America)
Engineering

Job description

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Looking to join a world-class blockchain development team? Ava Labs makes it simple to deploy high-performance solutions for Web3, led by innovations on Avalanche. The company was founded by Cornell computer scientists, who partnered with Wall Street veterans and early Web3 leaders to execute a promising vision for redefining the way people build permissionless networks. Ava Labs is redefining the way people create value with Web3. Join us as we empower people to easily and freely digitize all the world’s assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Fuzz and maintain existing Snow-Family Consensus Algorithms implemented in AvalancheGo
  • Implement enhancements to the Snow-Family Consensus Algorithms (ex: Snowman++): https://github.com/ava-labs/avalanchego/blob/master/vms/proposervm/README.md 
  • Produce testing frameworks to simulate the correctness and liveness of new consensus algorithms

WHAT MAKES YOU A GOOD FIT

  • You believe in a future where blockchain technologies make the world a more fair and free place for everyone.
  • You have the desire to work on open-source code and engage with the community. You wish to work together with other talented contributors instead of working alone.
  • You are a coder. You implement demos and proofs-of-concept before writing multi-page technical documents.
  • You create and find projects that provide value. You don’t need to wait for someone to tell you what to research or work on. We hire awesome engineers to tell us what we should build, not the other way around.
  • You have an obsession with code quality and performance. You ship code when it is ready, not as soon as it passes unit tests.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING

  • Demonstrated capability in subject area (open source code or published work is a bonus)
  • Rust, Golang, Java, or C++ programming experience

What about minimum experience or education?  If you are smart and talented, it doesn’t matter how you became smart and talented. What about location restrictions? We have a fully remote engineering team and look to hire the best wherever they are.

Salary Range: $158,400.00 - $208,200.00 (**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

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WHY AVA LABS?

If you've ever thought about joining an early stage Web3 company - this is it! We're a global, world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and law with offices in New York City and Miami. We're highly passionate about Web3 and redefining the way people build and use finance and decentralized applications of all kinds. The company received early-stage funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant. Join us and be a pioneer in a new technology that will have implications across a range of verticals such as finance, gaming, investing, collectibles, among many others.

Ava Labs is committed to diversity in the workplace and we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.