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Protocol Engineer

Job Title: Protocol Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Remote, Global
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ProtocolEngineerARPP_1614680247
Contact Name: Armin Reinula
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Protocol Engineer

We are partnering with a leading blockchain organisation called NEM Group.

As a Protocol Engineer, you will be responsible for the core engineering of our open-source blockchain protocols - Symbol and NEM. You will help research and develop new technologies that extend and enhance our blockchain protocols, as well as interpret and implement solutions based on cutting edge academic research.


At NEM Software, we build real-world applications that help realize the promise of blockchain. We are a multicultural startup of dreamers, designers and developers that create disruptive technologies that enables our customers to accelerate their digital transformation. We move fast, fail fast, and dream big.


NEM Software is not for everyone. We work in a fast-paced environment that requires constant collaboration; we keep bureaucracy to a minimum, and hold ourselves accountable in our mission. We move as a one team; we underpromise, and over deliver. We're customer obsessed, and pride ourselves on our transparency and consistency. If that sounds like your kind of environment...welcome to the team


  • Research and design new core functionality for NEM and Symbol, including (but not limited to) technologies that preserve privacy and increase efficiency.
  • Combine crypto economics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable, fault-tolerant system.
  • Architect and optimize existing blockchain data structures to ensure highly performant, light-weight systems.
  • Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in technical code reviews.
  • Build incentivized, distributed systems.
  • Engage in an open development environment.
  • Drive research conversations between community contributors and core NEM Software employees to advance and innovate in the space.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written, and oral.
  • A strong academic or engineering background.
  • A deep understanding of OOD/OOP distributed systems; designing and developing large scale, high availability software.
  • A deep understanding of encryption and key exchange mechanisms, including secure multi-party computing (MPC).
  • Have development experience with at least one low level, strongly typed language (Java, C/C++).
  • Have development experience with at least one modern programming language (Rust, Go).
  • Strong familiarity with zero-knowledge proofs and other ZK-technology.
  • A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology, and decentralization.


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