May 02, 2022

Protocol Engineer

  • Axelar
Full time Blockchain developer Engineering

Job Description

About Axelar

Axelar is the universal interoperability network connecting all blockchain ecosystems, applications, assets, and users. Axelar network consists of a protocol suite, tools, and APIs, designed to break down the barriers to cross-chain communication. Powered by a decentralized open network of validators; anyone can join the network, use it and build on it. The Axelar network makes cross-chain communication as simple as using http(s) protocols on the web. Platform developers can plug-in their blockchains to other ecosystems, and application builders and users can leverage a simple protocol and API to access global liquidity and communicate with the entire ecosystem.

The Axelar team has deep roots in distributed systems, consensus, and cryptography. The venture has raised over $65M at a $1B valuation from leading backers such as Polychain, Dragonfly Capital, Rockaway Blockchain Fund, Coinbase, Binance X, DCVC, and others. It was founded by Sergey Gorbunov (PhD MIT) and Georgios Vlachos (MSc MIT), who previously worked together on the founding team at Algorand.

Axelar Mainnet is live and supports cross-chain asset transfers between Ethereum, Polygon, Fantom, Avalanche, Terra and Moonbeam with more networks and assets added regularly. Axelar has developed a sample cross-chain asset transfer application called Satellite, which provides a simple, efficient user experience to transfer assets between chains.

Axelar is building the infrastructure to connect web3. Join us!

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Communication and collaboration with a fully distributed team
  • Design, optimize and implement novel consensus mechanisms
  • Develop distributed network testing tools
  • Create supporting tools to empower developers who are integrating with the Axelar Network
  • Design and implementation of various complex Rust components
  • End-to-end ownership of various components
  • Design of new protocol changes
  • Performance tuning and optimizations
  • Work with open source community by collaborating with external contributors on our codebase, creating and participating in events, facilitating information exchange between our community and other open source communities

What We're Looking For:

  • Fluency with algorithms and data structures
  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies fast
  • Excellent coding skills
  • Ability to go from design to implementation fast
  • Good communication skills
  • Meticulousness
  • Experience with Go or alternatively but less preferred C++ or Rust
  • Experience with concurrency or parallelism

About you

  • You have a strong sense of ownership, with the ability to lead and share knowledge to reach solutions as well as the keenness to learn
  • You’re open to collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, flourishing in a distributed environment
  • You enjoy being hands on, being a self starter that thrives well in ambiguity
  • A problem solver at heart that can envision successful outcomes
  • You have a creative flair, always seizing an opportunity to to do things differently
  • Understand how to use blockchains / DeFi as a user

Benefits

  • Autonomous, distributed environment with the opportunity to work collaboratively in a diverse team across the world
  • The scope to contribute to high impact work and really make a difference in a decentralized protocol
  • Chance to really challenge yourself whilst learning heaps of stuff in the process
  • Unlimited time off throughout the year to rest and recharge
  • Competitive compensation with stock options, experiencing growth from the initial phase
  • Build the foundations of blockchain protocols that will have a place in the history books

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