Sr. Blockchain Engineer (Ganache)

RemoteLagos, NigeriaConsenSys

About Truffle

We make open-source tools for building blockchain applications. Our tools let users simulate blockchain virtual machines, debug smart contracts step-by-step, manage suites of automated tests, deploy applications to live networks, interface with smart contracts at a high level of abstraction, and much more. We believe that software development tools should offer sensible defaults and never lose sight of human intent amidst low-level details.

About The Role

Your primary work will be to maintain and improve Ganache, our “Ethereum Simulator”. Ganache is a tool that allows developers to start a local blockchain environment to enable easy, fast, and safe Ethereum development.

Ganache is packaged as a JavaScript library, a command-line application, and a Graphical User Interface. It is downloaded more than 400,000 times every month. You can check out the code here:

You’ll share responsibilities with your team to:

  • Ship regular updates to stay up to date with the changing ecosystem
  • Fix bugs and otherwise improve the end-user experience
  • Implement a plug-in architecture to enable the use of user-maintained custom blockchain simulators
  • Design and implement an interface to allow local modifications to the Ethereum Remote Procedure Call interface as well as the low-level Ethereum Virtual Machine
  • Invent new and novel ways to improve the developer experience across our suite of tools and the rest of the Ethereum ecosystem.
  • Implement CI/CD to fully automate our release process
  • Write and maintain our documentation

About You

You’re comfortable with:

  • Spoken and Written Communication
  • Architecting solutions to open-ended problems
  • Writing software and tests; you probably have 4+ years of professional experience

Skills you’ll learn, or improve upon if you’re already knowledgeable:

  • TypeScript and Node.js
  • Writing high-performance JavaScript
  • Data structures and algorithms (stacks, heaps, queues, tries, graphs, etc)
  • Ethereum Virtual Machine
  • Solidity
  • Truffle
  • Managing and interacting with an Open Source developer community

You’ll have these opportunities:

  • Ship software that reaches 100s of thousands of developers
  • Connect with ConsenSys engineers from MetaMask, Infura, Pegasys, Protocol Labs, etc to coordinate and build software to further foster the Ethereum ecosystem
  • Help build the future of the economy by creating the tools used in its development
  • Attend and speak at conferences around the world (DevCon, TruffleCon, more!)
  • Be mentored by some of the best minds in Ethereum and Cryptocurrencies
  • Live anywhere with a quality Internet connection
  • Enjoy unlimited vacation and time off
  • ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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