Rust Job: Software Engineer, Distributed Systems

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Mysten Labs
United States of America


Remote Position
(From Everywhere/No Office Location)

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Mysten Labs believes that decentralized and open protocols are the bedrock of the internet of value. This is why at Mysten Labs, we are creating foundational infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of decentralized protocols based on blockchain technologies.

If you are excited about having a voice and a hand in building the internet of the future then Mysten could be for you. We are looking for independent and productive folks to join our team of builders and scientists.

Distributed Systems Engineers design and implement Mysten’s safe, secure and performant decentralized platform, Sui. They have core expertise in designing systems involving asynchronous networking, safe distributed systems (byzantine and crash-tolerant), distributed storage, and high performance execution runtimes for VMs.

They work closely with programming language technologies experts to ensure execution engines run correctly, and efficiently and product engineers to ensure the platform supports the transactions and operations required by users.

Our Ideal Candidate Would:

  • Have 8+ years of experience in hands-on software engineering, including methodologies to ensure correctness and performance of implemented components.

  • Had a substantial role in the design and implementation of a large distributed system.

  • Have experience with the design and evaluation of secure systems, incl. secure programming, appropriate use of cryptography, and prevention of DoS attacks.

  • Be fluent in writing design documentation as well as participating in technical discussions and reviews synchronously, asynchronously, in person or remotely.

  • Be fluent in a systems’ language such as Rust which is used within Mysten or C, C++, Swift, Ada, D, assembly languages.

  • Have a level of expertise in one or more of networking, distributed systems, storage, databases, operating systems, and runtimes to be able to read research papers in the field and design systems based on them.

  • Have a lay persons’ interest in open, decentralized, permissionless technologies, and the intersection of contemporary technology, economics, finance and governance.

  • We especially encourage engineers that fulfill some of the above with no prior experience of working on blockchain technologies

Our team is remote first and we are hiring across the world. Here at Mysten Labs, you’ll be joining a world-class team with tremendous growth potential as we bring the next billion users to web3. We raised a $300M Series B round from top Silicon Valley led venture funds like Jump Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Binance Labs, Redpoint, Lightspeed, Coinbase Ventures, Electric Capital, Standard Crypto, NFX, Slow Ventures, Scribble Ventures, Samsung Next, Lux Capital, among other investment firms and strategic partners. Come join us and build the future of web3!

Compensation Range: $220K - $300K