Web3 Jobs: Senior Software Engineer Blockchain Node

Web3 Jobs: Senior Software Engineer Blockchain Node

Job Type: Remote.

Status: Full Time.

Organization: Pagoda

Location: Canada, South/North America, UK/Ireland, Europe, Africa

Role: Senior Software Engineer Blockchain Node


About Pagoda

Pagoda envisions a future where NEAR serves as the blockchain operating system, aiming to reinvent how software is created and distributed. This represents a significant opportunity to provide economic access to those not fully integrated into the global economy. Our products empower individuals to discover opportunities, create new experiences, and collaborate, fostering an Open Web world where people control their assets, data, and governance power.

About The Role

The Protocol Node team seeks a senior software engineer to enhance the experience of running NEAR’s blockchain client. This involves ensuring the client is user-friendly, improving its stability and performance, and optimizing resource consumption. The Node team’s work spans infrastructure, client code, protocol code, and release engineering, all critical components impacting the NEAR client’s operational experience.

You will engage with complex concurrent systems, low-level code, intricate state machines, novel algorithms, and infrastructure automation. Your responsibilities include owning various components or features, leading their implementation from inception to completion, covering design, implementation, maintenance, and documentation. You will collaborate with highly productive and meticulous engineers who uphold the same standards.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with a globally distributed team.
  • Own blockchain protocol and client features.
  • Design and implement Rust components end-to-end.
  • Contribute to the team’s technical roadmap.
  • Engage in cross-functional work within the organization.
  • Participate in discussions, consolidating different perspectives to drive decisions to execution.
  • Anticipate risks, uncertainties, and plan mitigations.
  • Simplify architectures, implementations, and processes.
  • Set the right tempo for your work, contributing to the team’s ability to deliver initiatives on time.
  • End-to-end ownership of your work (design, implementation, documentation, maintenance).
  • Performance tuning and optimizations.


What We’re Looking For

  • Quick learning ability and comprehension of complex engineering concepts.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Comfort with navigating through multiple parts of a technology stack.
  • Familiarity with designing and implementing automation infrastructures.
  • Familiarity with designing and operating monitoring and alarming infrastructures.
  • Fluency with algorithms and data structures.
  • Excellent coding skills.
  • Ability to transition swiftly from design to implementation.
  • Detail-oriented work with great attention to detail.
  • Experience with Rust, or alternatively but less preferred, C++ or Go.
  • Experience with concurrency or parallelism.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field is a must.


We’d Love If You Have

  • Familiarity with internals of other blockchains.
  • Knowledge of cryptography.
  • Knowledge of compilers or virtual machines.
  • Knowledge of networks or operating systems.
  • Experience debugging complex concurrent systems.


Interview Process

  • Recruiter Screen.
  • Hiring Screen.
  • First Round: Algorithms & Coding Interview.
  • Final Round: Navigating Ambiguity Interview, Large System Design Interview, Concurrency & Parallelism Interview, Pagoda Values Interview.


Benefits & Perks

  • Encouraged 20 days of flexible PTO per year, plus local holidays.
  • Wellness weeks – 2 weeks of paid company-wide closures.
  • 100% Paid medical, dental and vision, AD&D and life insurance for US employees, including 85% coverage for dependents, and HSA + FSA options; For non-US employees, 100% Paid private medical coverage available at the highest tiered plan.
  • Access to licensed therapists and mental health resources through Spill, 100% confidential and paid by Pagoda; plus $75 monthly reimbursement for wellness.
  • Generous parental leave options; All employees have access to $10,000 in fertility assistance through Carrot.
  • For US employees, 401(k) retirement plan available (no match).
  • Annual company retreats and team offsites (2023 was in Spain; 2022 in Portugal).
  • $2,000 Continued Education Reimbursement.
  • $2,000 Home Office Reimbursement.
  • Co-working Space Reimbursement.


Our Values at Pagoda

Our values express our company culture. Learn more on our careers page.

Pagoda is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.



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