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Senior Distributed Systems in Berlin


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Job Description

Are you an experienced software engineer? Do you have a passion for distributed systems? Are you seeking to build software that has a positive impact on the world? We’d like to hear from you!

What your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Research, design, and implement improvements to the software and protocols.
  • Improve the correctness, code-quality, and performance of the software.
  • Contribute clean, well tested, and well documented code.
  • Review issues and pull requests and provide valuable feedback to contributors.
  • Mentor other engineers and support the growth and health of the team.
  • Guard the quality of the software from technical debt, missing tests or documentation, and feature creep.
  • Nurture a safe and enjoyable open source experience for contributors.

What we look for in a successful distributed systems engineer:

  • At least 5 years developing, releasing, and maintaining production software.
  • Graduate work and/or academic quality publications in computer science.
  • A track record of translating academic papers into performant software.
  • Significant experience writing Golang and/or Rust, or the ability and desire to become proficient in new languages.
  • Experience with highly concurrent networking software.
  • A deep understanding of computer science fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of fault tolerant consensus protocols like PBFT, Raft, etc.
  • Knowledge of P2P networking protocols like BitTorrent, Kademlia, etc.
  • The ability to take ownership and see initiatives through.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with distributed teams, and enjoys working with and mentoring others.


  • Location: Toronto, Berlin, Lausanne, Vienna
  • Job Type: Full-time

To Apply:

Please apply via this Google form where you’ll be prompted to upload a cover letter, CV, and other information that will help the review process go smoothly.


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