Full Stack Engineer

at Blockstack PBC (view profile)
Location New York, NY, United States
Date Posted August 29, 2019
Category Engineering, Software Development
Job Type Remote · Full time


Blockstack is looking for experienced full-stack engineers to help build our browser and developer tools for decentralized apps. This is a role for engineers who can collaborate with a team and work independently to architect and deliver feature upgrades and improvements on the platform. Engineering partners in this role have built features such as multiplayer storage and other critical features for our developer community. This person must be comfortable working in diverse development ecosystems and a have worked independently in a rapidly scaling startup. OSS experience is preferred as we are an open source project.
Things you'll work on:
- Implement Blockstack feature upgrades, improvements, and architectural builds
- Collaborate with a team to ship major product builds
- Deliver on rapid implementation schedules to build web functionality that is fast, scalable, and upholds smart development goals and principles
- Keep our users happy by maintaining the software, troubleshooting and fixing bugs.

Required skills and qualifications

- You have built a fully functioning, polished app
- 5+ years professional development experience
- Familiar with back-end languages and environments like Python and NodeJS, experience with SQL and other database systems
- Familiar with front-end languages like Javascript with toolkits like React
- Comfortable working on multiple codebases, with the ability to quickly understand new projects and tooling systems
- Experience integrating codebases with traditional authentication protocols like OAuth
- High-level understanding of public-private key encryption protocols
-  Experience writing services interacting with cloud storage (such as EC2)
- Experience working for a rapidly scaling start-up
- Detail-orientation throughout the web engineering lifecycle
- Passion for delivering high-quality web functionality with quick turnaround times
- An open source project on GitHub with 25+ stars
Qualities & Traits:
- Passion for building the new internet for decentralized apps
- Strong problem-solving skills, ability to think fast and thoroughly
- Proactive solution provider
- Excellent communication
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