Software Engineer

Celo

Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
  • Website: celo.org
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Celo

Celo, pronounced /ˈtselo/, means ‘purpose’ in Esperanto. In a similar spirit, we are aiming to create a new platform to connect people globally and bring financial stability to those who need it most. We believe blockchain technology is one of the most exciting innovations in recent history and as a team we look to push the boundaries of what is possible with it today. More importantly, we are driven by purpose -- to solve real-world problems such as lack of access to sound currency, or friction for cash-transfer programs aimed to alleviate poverty. Our mission is to build a monetary system that creates the conditions for prosperity for all.

Job Description

About Us

    • We are a full-stack company i.e. we are building both blockchain protocols and the user experiences on top of them
    • We are experienced startup founders and operators
    • We are highly technical, with backgrounds at places like Google and MIT
    • We are mission driven with a big goal: to bring sound currency and property rights to those who need it most
    • We have a strong engineering culture, which values open-source

You will:

    • Implement, test, and audit the stability and/or identity portion of the Celo protocol
    • Work with CTO and other senior engineers to contribute to the Celo protocol and architecture
    • Build back-end services that power our APIs
    • Help to hit product milestones by writing high quality, well tested code
    • Help communicate and implement best practices across the engineering team
    • Author detailed technical specifications
    • Perform and participate in code reviews
    • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks
    • Work in a high performance scrum team
    • Collaborate with product and design teams

You have:

    • A strong passion for Celo's mission
    • Ability to write high quality, well tested code
    • Ability to grow and adapt to a rapidly evolving technology stack
    • Strong experience developing production software
    • Strong communication skills and ability to lead technical discussions
    • Experience building software that is reusable, extensible, and modular
    • A passion for testing and achieving high test coverage
    • Enthusiasm to work in a startup environment
    • Bonus: Deep understanding or passion for blockchain technology
    • Bonus: Background is distributed systems, cryptography, or programming languages
    • Bonus: Knowledge of Solidity and the EVM

What we offer:

    • Competitive salary, equity, and coin plan
    • Beautiful office space
    • Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages, beer, and coffee
    • Team outings, TGIFs, and more
cLabs ("Celo Labs") started Celo in 2017 and is one of many contributors to the open source project Celo. cLabs builds financial technology to enable prosperity of all beings.
 
cLabs is a Teal organization, a method of decentralized management and organizational governance. Roles are defined around the work, not people, and there is a high degree of autonomy. As such, we're all proud to hold the job title of "Partner." For more information on our culture, we encourage you to check out our blog at https://medium.com/celohq/the-future-is-teal-cc264a5d51d3.
 
To build technology and products that are used and loved by people and solve real-world problems, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
 
Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)celo.org. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.