Senior Rust Engineer (Remote)

Preferable Location(s): Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Bengaluru, India | Lisbon, Portugal | Singapore, Singapore
Work Type: Full Time

Senior Rust Engineer for Persistence Labs

About the role

Persistence Labs is looking for an experienced Rust engineer who knows what it takes to ship high-quality software in production. The ideal candidate takes pride in writing clean, efficient, and maintainable code and is an advocate for best practices, continually looking to learn and to improve. 

We are looking for an engineer who can thrive in a remote, fast-paced, innovative startup environment and who isn’t deterred by unknowns or unfamiliar concepts. We expect clear communication, both written and verbal, as well as comfort with challenging and mentoring other engineers to help them achieve their greatest potential. 

Roles & responsibilities

  1. Design, build, ship, and maintain production-grade blockchain software

  2. Produce and review technical designs and reference documentation

  3. Contribute to team planning, estimation, and roadmapping 

  4. Promote and implement software engineering best practices 

  5. Coach junior developers 

  6. Lead code reviews and demonstrations 

Basic qualifications.

  1. A Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related technical field

  2. 3+ years experience as a full-time software developer 

  3. Strong knowledge of modern software development and testing practices 

  4. Strong expertise in Rust with prior experience of building applications in Rust

  5. Necessary experience in Javascript/typescript

  6. Well versed with Github practices and Github CI

  7. Experience with CosmWasm or other WASM execution engines

  8. Strong knowledge about blockchains and proof of stake

  9. Excellent troubleshooting skills

Preferred qualifications

  1. Experience with cloud native application development (k8s, Docker, GH actions, CI/CD) 

  2. Frontend development and integration experience 

  3. Knowledge of RPC/websockets, web2js, cosmjs/cosmos-sdk 

  4. Experience in building DeFi (decentralized finance) dApps 

  5. Moderate experience with any one of these Postgres, Graphql, and leveldb

  6. BONUS: Experience with Liquid Staking 

  7. BONUS: Experience with Cosmos-SDK / Cosmos IBC tech-stack

  8. BONUS: Open Source Contributions, especially within the blockchain space 

About The Team

Persistence Labs is a team of 25+ highly motivated and skilled individuals working towards a common goal. The team has a total of 4 functions across each product team - Engineering, Design, Marketing, and Business Development. In addition, Persistence Labs has a corporate team responsible for Legal, Compliance, Operations, and Finance.

We are a fully global team with people coming together from all parts of the world - Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. 

Members of the Persistence team have been early Cosmos community members and helped launch the Cosmos Hub in 2019. We have been early adopters of Inter Blockchain Communication (IBC) and have had a stellar record of being at the forefront of innovation in Cosmos and beyond. The Persistence Labs team pioneered liquid staking in Cosmos, with pSTAKE being the first liquid staking solution built for Cosmos. 

Working At Persistence Labs

At Persistence Labs, we strive for the best. We are an organization that believes in playing long-term games over short-term games. 

  • We strongly believe in the powers of compounding.

  • We stay humble when things are going well and persistent when things are not going well.

  • We consider business to be war, which is won over years and decades.

  • Ultimately, results matter not just efforts or processes. The ultimate result is free cash flow.

  • We believe in valuing each other’s time. Small things such as starting and ending meetings on time make a massive difference to the efficiency of the organization.

  • We care for the people we work with.

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