Blockchain Software Developer

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

About us

Unfinished is an enterprise working to strengthen our civic life in the digital age. Founded to take action to restore our deteriorating social fabric, Unfinished focuses on three challenges: redirect technology, especially social media, to fuel collaboration over division; renew and strengthen civic institutions to accelerate inclusive problem-solving; and grow a more fair economy. As an enterprise that integrates social impact with financial results, Unfinished’s portfolio includes a technology lab, a media initiative, an applied research institute, and an entrepreneurial network of innovators working to advance our economy, democracy and technology.

 

As part of our mission, we seek a passionate Blockchain Software Developer to join a world class team building a better web that generates a greater value for the people who use it.

 

About you

You are a thoughtful and well-rounded software developer who is familiar with cryptography and Ethereum-like blockchains. You have several years of working experience with Go, Python, TypeScript, Java, C++, C# and/or Scala. You have a great ability to learn and you are eager to expand your areas of expertise. You are well known for your diligence, hard work, creativity and openness to new ideas and approaches. 

 

About the role

The code that you write is clear, maintainable and will scale across several projects and distributed development teams.

You will be helping turn our new Distributed Social Networking Protocol (DSNP) as described in the whitepaper http://projectliberty.io/whitepaper into a concrete specification and help build out the DSNP ecosystem around it.


While our offices are currently closed due to the pandemic, this role will ultimately be based in Los Angeles. 



Responsibilities

● Research, design, develop, and test contracts, token incentive systems, and other blockchain technologies.

● Brainstorm and help evaluate applications for new tools and technologies as they continually evolve.

● Build and maintain client and server-side applications responsible for integration and business logic.

● Be involved in the global blockchain community-work on implementing and integrating the latest improvement proposals.

● Document new solutions as well as maintaining that of existing ones.

● You feel passionate about making an excellent product and never think ‘That’s not my job’.

 

Experience/Skills

● Strong experience in one or more of the following languages for backend development: Go, Python, TypeScript, Java, C++, C#, and/or Scala.

● Experience in designing and building scalable, fault tolerant, and secure distributed systems.

● Familiarity with cryptography

● Strong working knowledge with public blockchains.

●Understand complex data structures and algorithms.


Success Attributes

 Innovative, proactive, and highly adaptable to a rapidly evolving entrepreneurial environment.

 Operate from the perspective of no job too big or too small

 Perseverance to push through obstacles swiftly and execute across a broad range of responsibilities, while keeping an eye to the bigger picture

 Ability to navigate ambiguity and approach challenges with an entrepreneurial growth mindset

 High emotional intelligence, a low-ego and collaborate well with people from different cultures and points of view

 Inquisitive by nature and interested in working closely with the technology team to understand blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies

      Ability to work independently

 

 

More About Us

At Unfinished we aspire to move the traditional paradigm for solving problems from a top-down, disconnected approach to a more democratized, stakeholder-driven model. Our network convenes a community of diverse innovators from the worlds of impact, academia (such as Georgetown University), arts and culture (such as The Shed), nonprofits (such as the Ford Foundation and Aspen Institute), and the private sector to ensure diverse and thoughtful voices are connected to solve problems.

 

We want to put people at the decision-making table who are most impacted by the problems we are solving. We are doing this in several ways, including convening a group of impact organizations for collective action and movement building, and supporting the renewal of existing civic institutions—and the creation of new ones—to accelerate more inclusive problem-solving.  We believe that by redirecting technology to work for the common good, we can leverage it as an essential tool to scale positive change. We work to build concrete tools and models to advance ethical models for information technology.

 

One of our first efforts will be to change the way technology is built--and our first focus is to change the model that drives social networks. Social networks inform how we experience almost everything. We can't strengthen civic institutions, foster a more sustainable democracy, or create a fairer economy if we don't first change the model that drives social networks.  We see social networks as a public good that should be owned by everyone and a key lever for strengthening our civic architecture.  We are working to decentralize social networks, shift control of data and networks from private companies to citizens, lay the foundation for a new world which generates economic value for people rather than extracting economic value from users.  This moves social networks from closed, proprietary spaces to open, publicly owned infrastructure on which anyone can build.  This more ethical model offers the opportunity for change at scale across all dimensions of society.  You can read more about this project here.

 



We believe having diversity of perspective, professional backgrounds, identity groups and lived experience is a strength for teams and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  Unfinished is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, disability, age, and familial, caregiver, or veteran status.