Dec 01, 2022

Protocol Engineer

$215,000 - $265,000 yearly
  • Aleo
Full time Blockchain developer Engineering

Job Description

About the role

Aleo is seeking dedicated blockchain engineers to help build the world’s leading developer platform for zero knowledge applications.

As a Aleo engineer, you will join a small team to maintain and test the official implementation of the Aleo protocol. This may include blockchain node (snarkOS), the virtual machine (snarkVM), and programming language (Leo). You will be tasked with designing new tools, implementing new features, maintaining existing features, and shipping production-ready code. You should have a passion for open-source software and understand that your code will be widely used on a decentralized network. You should care about privacy in the digital age and have a desire to contribute to the space.

Ideally looking for someone located in SF / Bay area strongly preferred.


  • Build, test and ship customer facing services and products in Rust and web languages.
  • Design, develop, deploy, and operate technical architecture and systems.
  • Identify opportunities to improve existing systems/workflows for performance, speed, and accuracy.
  • Work with engineers, designers, and leadership to turn our product and technical vision into deliverables each quarter.
  • Write high quality, well-tested code to meet the needs of your customers.


  • Proficiency in blockchain protocols such as proof of stake.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and document your thoughts and code.

Nice to have

  • At least 3 years of experience in software engineering, including 1 year of Rust development.
  • A foundation in blockchain concepts and, ideally, have contributed to/worked at a blockchain project.
  • Experience with cryptography solutions and libraries and familiarity with existing zero-knowledge solutions.
  • You have gone through a rapid growth in your company (from startup to mid-size).
  • A degree in Computer Science, or a background of low-level systems programming and distributed systems design.

Salary & Benefits

  • $215K- $265K plus an equity package — determined through the interview process after a review of experience, knowledge, skills, as well as alignment with market data
  • Monthly budget for expenses relating to working in a remote environment (home office set up & supplies, transportation, fitness & personal well-being, continued learning, etc.)
  • Comprehensive, top-tier healthcare coverage
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Ability to attend major industry conferences and global events at the company’s expense
  • Regular team off-sites and retreats

‍Aleo is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. Aleo does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Aleo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.‍

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