13 May, 2023  |  Full-time

Staff Protocol Engineer (Remote)

Kava Labs is a Layer 1 Blockchain company with a 100% remote and distributed workforce. We have teams located in the US, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. While distributed, you will work alongside a team of world class crypto experts on an open-source project that transfers millions of dollars in assets daily, providing the financial primitives for the next evolution in crypto.

Kava Labs is hiring for a

Staff Protocol Engineer, who will be responsible for maintaining existing infrastructure whilst developing new features in the Protocol team. You will also lead collaborations with Product, Design and other Engineering teams in KAVA. This is a North America-based, full-time, remote position.

What You Will Do.

  • Deliver High Quality Code: Write daily code, review and test. Implement improvements to your team’s technical diligence. Drive technical design decisions to execute against those goals on time and within scope. Ensure quality code is well-tested and consistently delivered.
  • Working cross-functionally: Collaborate with other department leaders from Engineering, Product and Design to execute the product life cycle.
  • Lead design process: You will effectively communicate the technical needs for product and design in a format that all engineers can understand and add to.
  • Mentor and Lead: You will lead by example to display a culture of ownership and responsibility for all aspects of the software development lifecycle. You will also mentor engineers to up-skill them in all facets to become successful engineers.
  • Who You Are.

  • 6+ Years of experience writing code and tests.
  • 4+ Years of experience coding in Backend languages.
  • 2+ Years reviewing team members code.
  • 2+ Years experience leading complex projects from design, architecture and delivery.
  • 1+ Year coding in Golang
  • Experienced in making decisions and considering trade-offs for short term vs long term technical decisions.
  • Experienced in deploying user facing software.
  • Experience with CI/ CD.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Product, Design, Applications, Business Development and overall stakeholders.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt and adjust in a high-stakes, high-growth, roll up your sleeves type of environment.
  • Nice to Haves.

  • Experience with security auditing, vulnerability analysis softwares.
  • Experience with AWS, GC2 or Terraform.
  • Experience in the Web3 industry.
  • Experience in the Fintech industry.
  • Experience working with distributed systems.
  • Experience working in start-ups.
  • Experience being a technical representative.
  • Interview Process.

  • Recruiter: 30 minutes
  • Technical Assessment 1: 1 Hour
  • Technical Assessment 2: 1 Hour
  • Hiring Manager: 1 hour
  • Product Manager: 30 minutes
  • Recruiter Debrief: 15 minutes
  • Subject to change

    What We Offer.

  • A fully remote work environment with an international and diverse team
  • Competitive salary; including stipends for home office set-up, wellness, internet and cell phone.
  • 100% coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD and Basic Life insurance for employees
  • 401(k) matching
  • Unlimited PTOand Holidays
  • A fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • Disclaimer

    Benefits, perks and policies are subject to change and eligibility may vary based on location.

    Work Location

    • San Francisco, California
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