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Senior Backend Engineer

  • Software Development
  • Full-time
  • Remote friendly
  • 125K - 999,999 USD a year

Posted on January 11, 2024

About Infrared

Infrared Finance is the flagship application of the upcoming Proof of Liquidity consensus mechanism pioneered by Berachain. The application reimagines liquid staking in the context of the three-token architecture and the unique soulbound elements of BGT. The protocol maximizes value for stakeholders via social aggregation of BGT through its infrastructure level PoL vaults and iBGT liquid staked derivative. 

We look for a few things across all contributors we onboard at Infrared, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in our fast-paced work environment, where we default to quick iterations, critical thinking, and sound judgments because we play only to succeed. Second, we seek people with the desire to share their expertise and the capacity to extend their knowledge to drive innovation. Finally, we seek candidates who can commit to a greater goal; unite as a team to reach something no one could have done on their own.

About the role:

The Infrared core team is the driving force behind expanding our reach and influence over the multi-billion dollar opportunity of proof-of-liquidity. As part of the engineering team, you will help build and maintain the codebase behind our validator technology and smart contracts that help power the iBGT liquid wrapper.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the secure development and implementation of our EVM-based liquid staking derivative protocol on Berachain.

  • Architect and develop smart contracts with an emphasis on security, scalability, and efficiency.

  • Proactively identify and mitigate security risks, implementing best practices in smart contract development and blockchain security.

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external auditors to conduct thorough security audits and reviews.

  • Stay updated with Berachains latest developments, integrating security enhancements and protocol upgrades.

  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, fostering a culture of security awareness and best practices.

  • Engage with the broader Cosmos and blockchain community to exchange knowledge and stay ahead of emerging security trends.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or a related field.

  • 3+ years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on security in blockchain technologies.

  • Expertise in the Ethereum and/or Cosmos protocol, including in-depth knowledge of consensus and execution clients.

  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and mitigating security vulnerabilities in blockchain applications.

  • Familiarity with Ethereum development tools (Geth, Foundry) and security analysis tools.

  • Knowledge of cryptographic principles and their application in blockchain technologies.

  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and a meticulous approach to code review and testing.

  • Strong leadership skills and experience in guiding technical teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Published research or contributions to the field of blockchain security.

  • Experience with additional blockchain platforms and programming languages.

  • Experience running validators on the ethereum blockchain.

  • Experience with LSD protocols on Ethereum. 

  • Advanced proficiency in Solidity and secure smart contract development.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity package.

  • A pivotal role in a cutting-edge project within the DeFi space.

  • A collaborative, and security-focused work environment.

  • Opportunities for professional growth and leadership in blockchain security.

  • Flexible working arrangements.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples or GitHub links showcasing their expertise in blockchain security. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.