Employment Type

Full-time

Location

Remote - South America, Remote - North America, Remote - Europe

Team Lead

Pablo Carranza Velez

Protocol Engineer

Employment Type

Full-time

Location

Remote - South America, Remote - North America, Remote - Europe

Team Lead

Pablo Carranza Velez

Edge & Node is at the forefront of web3 innovation. Our mission is to establish The Graph as the unbreakable foundation of open data. Our pioneering subgraphs set the industry standard and solidify The Graph as the premier solution for organizing and accessing blockchain data.

At Edge & Node, we champion a decentralized future based on shared values. Dedicated to decentralizing power and resisting censorship, we aim for a robust, permissionless information era free from central control, thus eliminating the traditional vulnerabilities associated with misplaced trust.

The Research & Protocol team at Edge & Node plays a pivotal role in advancing The Graph protocol through innovative design and research. We merge expertise from economics, system architecture, cryptography, and smart contracts engineering. Collaborating closely with developers and product teams, we transform pioneering ideas into practical protocol-based solutions.

We're excited to expand our team with a Protocol Engineer who will help implement protocol improvements alongside our cross-organizational teams within The Graph ecosystem and help keep the protocol secure. We’re looking for someone with experience in software engineering who wants to break into smart contracts development and grow their skills. Join us in redefining the landscape of decentralized applications.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Implementing smart contracts for improvements, bug fixes and new features for The Graph protocol and products that interact with it.
  • Writing unit tests, integration tests, documentation, and monitoring scripts, and using various tools to keep the protocol secure and healthy.
  • Collaborating with external auditors to ensure the code meets security and quality standards.
  • Writing and running test and deployment plans to deploy well-tested code to Arbitrum One and other networks.
  • Contribute to the implementation of oracles, subgraphs and other off-chain components that interact with the protocol.
  • Working with a team of system architects, engineers and researchers, and with members from other code dev teams, to design the future iterations for mechanisms in the protocol.
  • Collaborating with product managers, product engineers and designers to support them in creating products that interact with the protocol.
  • Championing proposed protocol changes in the community and through the governance process: participating in forum discussions, community calls and other ecosystem discussion venues to gather consensus.
  • After onboarding, participating in an on-call rotation to respond to any potential incidents or issues.

What We Expect

  • Experience in creating and maintaining low-level software systems and working on a constrained development environment. Various levels of experience will be considered, though this search is targeted at developers around 2 years of experience.
  • Excellent coding skills in any language. Proven ability to implement math-heavy algorithms will be preferred.
  • An interest in web3 and the intersection of law, economic systems and software.
  • Comfortable with a scripting language for task automation, preferably Typescript.
  • Experience in a professional software development process with code reviews, testing and CI. Experience contributing to open source software will be preferred.
  • Familiarity with Solidity and smart contracts development best practices.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to apply an adversarial approach to keep software secure.
  • A collaborative, hands-on problem-solving attitude.
  • A passion for learning and a willingness to learn by doing.
  • Having some or all of the following will be considered a plus:
    • Understanding of how a blockchain works, especially the EVM
    • Experience writing and deploying smart contracts to a mainnet blockchain
    • Experience writing subgraphs or understanding what a subgraph is
    • Experience with ethers.js or GraphQL
    • Experience with fuzzing or formal verification
    • Experience with third-party security audits
    • Experience with Rust, especially with Rust code interfacing with smart contracts
    • Experience working in a remote environment

Compensation/Culture

The overall market range for roles at Edge & Node is typically $100k - $500k annually. This market range is based on total compensation (vs. only base salary). Edge & Node has a culture that values meritocracy, personal growth, and an ego-free environment.

About The Graph

The Graph is the source of data and information for the decentralized internet. As the original decentralized data marketplace that introduced and standardized subgraphs, The Graph has become web3’s method of indexing and accessing blockchain data. Since its launch in 2018, tens of thousands of developers have built subgraphs for dapps across 55+ blockchains - including  Ethereum, Arbitrum, Optimism, Base, Polygon, Celo, Fantom, Gnosis, and Avalanche.

As demand for data in web3 continues to grow, The Graph enters a New Era with a more expansive vision including new data services and query languages, ensuring the decentralized protocol can serve any use case - now and into the future.

Discover more about how The Graph is shaping the future of decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN) and stay connected with the community. Follow The Graph on X, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Medium. Join the community on The Graph’s Telegram, join technical discussions on The Graph’s Discord.

The Graph Foundation oversees The Graph Network. The Graph Foundation is overseen by the Technical Council. Edge & Node, StreamingFast, Semiotic Labs, The Guild, Messari, GraphOps, Pinax and Geo are eight of the many organizations within The Graph ecosystem.

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