Who we are:
The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real world problems.
Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.
What you’ll be doing:
The Open Source team is looking for a senior software engineer with expertise in blockchain technology, networking, or distributed, fault-tolerant, systems design. We are seeking a capable and rigorous functional programming enthusiast looking for solving challenging problems never solved before.
As we value motivation and autonomy, the ideal candidate is able and willing to be responsible for a project (end-to-end). This entails the definition and prioritisation of tasks, to the design and implementation, as well as the testing, documentation and support for users.
Ultimately, we seek to create a flourishing ecosystem of technology solutions that apply not only to Cardano, but to a broader set of problems relevant to many distributed systems.
Coordinate with other maintainers, users and stakeholders through open and efficient processes (e.g. CIP) to identify improvements or new functionalities that directly impact the Cardano technology stack.
Improve the stability, the quality and the accessibility of the existing Cardano libraries.
Assist contributors and help foster an open source community of developers in the Cardano technology stack.
Create new open source libraries, contribute to existing open source projects or design new projects when necessary.
Review state of the art technology solutions (publications or other libraries / frameworks) to steer evolutions of the project.
Inform about the techniques and innovations you’re bringing to the Cardano technology stack through workshops, blog posts, scientific papers or any medium that would be deemed relevant.
Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation.
Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish.
- Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours.
- All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development.
- A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out.
- Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community.
- Employees are given additional day off for their birthday.
- Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.
Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. Please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss recruitment services and do not contact Cardano Foundation employees directly.