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Blockchain Engineer


San Francisco, CA, USA
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About the job


At ZetaChain, we are seeking a dedicated Blockchain Engineer who will be a cornerstone in the development and enhancement of our innovative protocol. This role is ideal for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and is passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technology in blockchain and software development.

As a Blockchain Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design and implementation of our protocol. Your primary focus will be on developing robust and scalable blockchain solutions, contributing to both the core blockchain and the surrounding infrastructure. Your work will involve a deep dive into blockchain technology, particularly focusing on the Cosmos SDK, to create efficient, reliable, and high-performing software.

Why You Want To Work Here

  • Remote Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a remote work environment, ensuring a work-life balance. Plus visits to our San Francisco HQ
  • High End Workstations: Get the latest tech for your home office and a cutting edge company laptop
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Dive deep into the latest advancements in blockchain technology with ZetaChain’s innovative protocol.
  • Impactful Role: Play a pivotal role in shaping the security and efficiency of a leading blockchain protocol.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape, ensuring you’re always at the forefront of the industry.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a team of dedicated professionals, each bringing unique expertise to the table.
  • Community Engagement: Collaborate with external security researchers and white-hat hackers, tapping into the broader community’s expertise.


  • Actively contribute to the development of the ZetaChain protocol, focusing on high-quality code and innovative solutions.
  • Employ best practices in software development to ensure the protocol is not only secure but also optimized for performance and scalability.
  • Engage in the development and optimization of EVM contracts written in Solidity, ensuring they meet high standards of quality and efficiency.
  • Work closely with the security team to understand potential risks, ensuring the protocol remains resilient against emerging threats.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and advancements in blockchain technology to continually enhance our protocol.
  • Share your expertise and insights with the team, fostering a collaborative environment that encourages innovation and professional growth.
  • Lead and participate in research initiatives to explore new features, optimizations, and technologies that could benefit ZetaChain.

Who Would Be a Good Fit for This Role?

A candidate who embodies a blend of technical prowess in blockchain development and a keen understanding of security would be ideal for this role. Specifically:

  • Experienced Blockchain Developer:
    • Individuals with substantial experience in blockchain development, capable of understanding and building complex blockchain architectures.
    • Software engineers with a deep understanding of blockchain protocols, consensus algorithms, and smart contract development, particularly those who have contributed to major blockchain projects.
  • Innovative Software Engineering Background:
    • Developers who have a proven track record in software engineering, showing expertise in languages like Go, Rust, or Solidity.
    • Those who have demonstrated the ability to develop scalable and efficient blockchain solutions, contributing to the core technology of major projects.
  • Contributor to Open Source and Blockchain Communities:
    • Individuals actively involved in the blockchain community, contributing to open-source projects and staying updated with the latest trends and advancements in blockchain technology.
    • Developers who are passionate about innovation in blockchain, constantly exploring new ways to enhance the efficiency, scalability, and functionality of blockchain systems.


  • Our tech stack
    • Protocol: Go (Cosmos SDK, go-ethereum, btcsuite, Ethermint)
    • Smart contracts: Solidity
  • Location
    • Remote or San Francisco
  • Experience
    • 4+ years of software development experience
    • 2+ years of blockchain development experience
    • Must Have: Hands-on blockchain development experience
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Ensure all code meets our security, performance, and reliability requirements
    • Participate in on-call rotation (Once every 4-5 weeks)
Skills required
BlockchainSoftware Engineer RustSoliditySoftware Development Kit (SDK)
Employee location
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience level
Not specified
Workplace type
Job type
full time
$180000 - 200000 /yr

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