Senior Rust Engineer, Blockchain

OAK Network

Full time

Posted on: 17 Mar, 2024

OAK Network is a growing team of passionate builders on a mission to make crypto and DeFi accessible to all. We believe that code is read much more frequently than written, so we want folks who believe in the beauty of readable code. We welcome people from all backgrounds to apply. If you're new to blockchain, no problem, we're here to get you ramped as quickly as possible into the future of technology. If you're a vet, awesome, come teach us things.

About OAK Network

OAK Network builds a layer-1 for on-chain automation, and aims to be the cross-chain automation infrastructure for web3. We raised a $5.5M Seed from Greylock, Foundation, Electric, and GSR Sep 2021 as well as a following round Sep 2022, launched a Kusama parachain in April 2022 and just won a Polkadot parachain slot within 18 hours. Our mainnet will launch in Q2 2023.

About the role

Our ecosystem of choice (to start) is the Polkadot ecosystem, thus we are building off of the Substrate framework coding in Rust, which then compiles to WebAssembly. You’ll be part of OAK’s blockchain development team, building new modules and defining blockchain APIs for dapp developers. You will be involved in both architectural design, hands-on development and unit testing.

What you’ll do

  • Design and build computationally efficient data structure for automation primitives
  • Define and build APIs for other developers to build dapps
  • Optimize and maintain blockchain code base in Rust
  • Programmably measure and analyze blockchain performance
  • Create high-quality product design documentation
  • Mainly work on

What it takes

  • Senior-level Rust development experience (2+ yrs)
  • 4+ years of professional experience shipping products as a backend/full-stack developer
  • Strong high-performance system design skills are required
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken
  • Experience with large distributed system is a plus
  • Experience with QA, performance optimization and tuning is a plus

What we offer

  • Competitive cash and token shares
  • Collaborative, transparent and empowering work culture
  • Remote-first with hubs in San Francisco, Austin and Melbourne
  • Medical, vision and dental coverage in U.S., Australia and China
  • Paid time off and sick days
  • Team off-sites & crypto conferences at fun locations

Our Values

At OAK Network we train for product-focused engineers, who want to understand why decisions are made, how people use the product, and love to be involved in making product designs. We thrive within the cycle of prototyping, market testing, and iterating. We are engineers who have the thirst for using technologies to leapfrog human/user problems, with empathy to reach for magical experiences.

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