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Sr. Blockchain Protocol Engineer

Kaleido Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Job Description

Posted 7 months ago

About Kaleido:
Kaleido is a rapidly growing start-up aiming to make blockchain radically simple for organizations to adopt so that our societies will fully benefit from decentralized models and technologies. Kaleido, A ConsenSys Business, has partnered with Amazon Web Services to offer it’s  Blockchain Business Cloud -- the first all-in-one SaaS platform built for Enterprise Blockchain. It dramatically accelerates and simplifies private blockchain network creation and operation with click-button simplicity saving organizations months and millions in the process.

Blockchain is a rapidly developing technology and we’re excited to be one of the first pioneers in the field. Our team comes with deep technical experience and a dedication to our mission, but we still like to have fun and take full advantage of our startup environment by playing ping pong, enjoying a beer from the tap after work,  celebrating our coding achievements with a loud obnoxious GONG, regular team outings and more. Our team, based in urban startup hub Raleigh, NC., is continually growing and looking for more like-minded individuals. Find out more at

About ConsenSys:
Kaleido is incubated by ConsenSys, a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. ConsenSys was started by co-founder of Ethereum Joseph Lubin.  The ConsenSys mission is to use the decentralized solutions from its projects to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet.

We′re looking for a Sr. Blockchain Protocol Engineer -  to join our agile development team focused on the deep blockchain layer. As active participants in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and contributors to multiple open source projects (Quorum, Hyperledger Fabric), our protocol team is at the forefront of Enterprise adoption of blockchain technology. In addition to solving the challenge of running and scaling permissioned blockchain networks in mission-critical Enterprise use cases, this role is also working with open source communities around data privacy, cross-chain interoperability, using technique such as zero knowledge proofs and state channels. Blockchain is a rapidly evolving technology area that has attracted a lot of brilliant minds around the world both in academia and industry. This role will be on the bleeding edge of this exciting movement.

A successful candidate will have opportunities to research and develop innovative approaches to some of the most challenging problems in software such as advanced cryptography and distributed systems.

  • Strong back-end development experience using one of GO, Rust or Java
  • Hands on experience in basic cryptography such as digital signature, encryption based on asymmetric or symmetric keys, key agreement
  • Being able to explain consensus algorithms like Raft or Paxos, PBFT
  • Node.JS and Javascript programming skills
  • Fast learner excited to develop new skills
  • Excellent communicator who works well in extremely fast-paced team environments
  • Thrives in chaos and is comfortable with the uncertainty and the rapid change of R&D projects
  • Self-starter who can define and execute tasks with minimal guidance

  • Knowledge in advanced cryptography a big plus such as group signature, zero knowledge proofs
  • Understanding of IPFS and distributed hash tables
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior engineering role
  • Experience with blockchain and smart contracts
  • Experience in blockchain protocol development

Extra Bits, Benefits, and Swag!
  • Company Equity
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage provided
  • 401K
  • No Vacation Policy, ie you are an adult you can manage your time off
  • Cool downtown Raleigh location*, and HQ Raleigh membership
  • Parking is provided, but you can also BIRD, Bike, or walk if you like!
  • Work on new and exciting Blockchain technology
  • Regular team lunches, team outings, and community service opportunities

*Kaleido employees are located in our Raleigh, NC office, at this time we cannot entertain remote opportunities due to the fast growing nature of Kaleido.

Kaleido is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and deeply values diversity. We strive to create an inclusive environment for the diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences in our workforce.

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