Blockchain Engineering Lead

Civil - Brooklyn/Remote

9 months ago

Civil is using a token-based economy to incentivize news reporting and fact-checking on a decentralized journalism platform. Our mission is to fuel a more civil society through self-sustaining journalism.

At Civil we are building an Ethereum-based decentralized marketplace for journalism that can be used to create “newsrooms” -- digitally capitalized decentralized marketplaces where citizens and journalists can form communities around a shared purpose and set of standards, economically support factual reporting and investigative work, and substantially limit misinformation through effective crowd-vetting methods. The net result is a social marketplace for journalism that is free from ads, fake news, and outside influence.

We published our whitepaper a couple months ago that was covered by Politico, Neiman Lab, Poynter, Bloomberg, Fortune, Coindesk and elsewhere.

We are looking for a lead blockchain full stack engineer, who is passionate about building innovative solutions for a groundbreaking new marketplace. You should be knowledgable of the existing blockchain stack and visionary in your approach to leveraging its components. You should have a background in architecting data-centric, networked and rapidly changing and growing systems. You will see this project through from technical strategy and wireframes, to the nitty gritty implementation. You should have a desire to grow with the company - encompassing not only growing your technical skills but building your managerial, teamwork, training and mentorship abilities.

We don't require media experience, but a working knowledge of the space is encouraged and our journalism-focused mission should resonate with you. You will be integral to channeling our mission into a delightful product experience and elegant technology stack.

You are be incredibly hands on, entrepreneurial, and willing to roll up your sleeves whenever necessary. You thrive as a supportive teammate and are ambitious, strategic, analytical, creative, reliable, open-minded, and passionate. You will be part of a growing team and must have an adaptive and ambitious mindset, ready and willing to take on new and bigger challenges daily.

Skills and areas of knowledge you should feel comfortable with:

  • Experience working with data architecture, networking, system scalability and security
  • Experience in Open source, APIs, interoperability, platforms
  • Working familiarity with blockchain technology and the architecture of decentralized networks
  • Knowledgeable about Ethereum, Solidity smart-contracts, the Ethereum Virtual Machine, LLL, and IPFS.
  • Product management, agile methodology, sprint planning, performance measurement should be familiar and appealing
  • Experience working within remote workforces and large developer communities is a plus
  • Experience working in open communities a plus

Competitive salary and equity/token opportunity.
Top notch healthcare, including dental, vision and mental.
Family leave
Fitness reimbursements
Unlimited, unplug-enforced vacation

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