34 day(s) ago

Backend Engineer

max 125,000 USD per Year


Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Full-time

Namebase

Namebase is on a mission to enable freedom, security, and ownership on the Internet. We’re doing this by making Handshake — a new decentralized DNS protocol — easy-to-use. You can think of our product as a GoDaddy for Handshake.

General overview of the role

Handshake is a new naming blockchain (we didn’t create it) that functions as a peer-to-peer root DNS that can replace Certificate Authorities. It's a Proof-of-Work protocol like Bitcoin, except instead of using the coins as money, you use Handshake coins to register domain extensions (ie .com, .net, .org) on the Handshake blockchain. Unlike traditional domain names that can only be rented, you truly own your Handshake extensions forever — no one can take the extensions from you or prevent others from accessing them. And rather than being limited to a small number of extensions like .com and .org (blacklisted on Handshake for compatibility with traditional DNS), you can register almost any name you can think of. These attributes are becoming increasingly important in a world that’s trending towards more censorship and less freedom for individuals.

Responsibilities

Since launch six months ago we’ve already processed over $20M in transaction volume and tens of thousands of Handshake name registrations. We work in a highly collaborative environment across a distributed team (currently in US and Australia). Open communication is the standard — strategy discussions occur in slack, not behind closed doors. New initiatives have a single owner to maintain focus while feedback is solicited from everyone.

Requirements

We’re looking for a backend engineer to work on our infrastructure — primarily crypto wallets — and less so our user-facing APIs. You'll work closely with our existing engineering team on complex system design problems. Node.js experience is required, Golang experience is preferred.

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