Senior Rust Blockchain Engineer

Parque Industrial Global Park Querétaro, Mexico
Full time
Compensation is not specified
Backend Engineer

Who We Are:

Our mission is to enhance decentralized networks by reducing costs associated with zero-knowledge proofs. Horizen Labs, established in 2019, aims to create a more secure digital environment within the decentralization wave. We prioritize advancing blockchain technology through cost-effective proof verification methods while maintaining security. With a focus on developing cutting-edge, module-driven architecture integrated with composable zero-knowledge proofs, we continuously set higher standards for efficiency, security, and cost-effectiveness. At Horizen Labs, our team members are our most valuable assets. We foster a culture that empowers individuals to bring their unique ideas to life, and we are seeking innovative minds to join our dedicated team in the blockchain space. Experience the excitement of being part of a rapidly growing company at the forefront of innovation. Embracing diversity drives the innovation needed to create exceptional products. Operating with a globally distributed workforce in collaboration with satellite offices in New York City, NY, and Milan, Italy, enables us to tap into diverse talent pools. Are you ready to be a part of revolutionizing the future with leading-edge blockchain technology? Join us!

We are in search of a skilled Senior Rust Blockchain Engineer to join our team. As a Senior Rust Blockchain Engineer, you will drive the design, implementation, and optimization of blockchain protocols and systems. Your role involves contributing to the development of innovative blockchain solutions and ensuring the reliability and scalability of our blockchain infrastructure. Our international team thrives in a dynamic and innovative environment, leveraging technical expertise to pioneer cutting-edge blockchain solutions. Join our motivated team of technical experts who value open communication, pragmatism, and ownership as we collectively solve complex challenges in software engineering, system design, cryptography, and computing. Ideal candidates will possess extensive hands-on experience and expertise in Rust related to blockchain technology, particularly centered on Substrate. If you have the talent and determination to address critical issues with inventive solutions, consider this an opportunity to lead ground-breaking technology advancements and make a meaningful impact in the crypto and blockchain community.

What You’ll Own:

  • Make foundational design decisions for core blockchain infrastructure components.
  • Lead the development, testing, and optimization processes for these components to ensure performance, reliability, security, and scalability.
  • Take technical ownership of novel systems, identifying opportunities for innovative research and development.
  • Play a significant role in shaping the company's future, actively participating in strategic decision-making and observing the immediate impact of your contributions.
  • Engage in conferences and explore opportunities within the on-chain ecosystem.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Over 5 years of hands-on Software Development experience using Rust.
  • Previous work experience on a layer-one (L1) blockchain network.
  • Proficiency in common design patterns and a strong focus on software architecture design.
  • Passion for writing secure, fast, well-documented, and tested code.
  • Experience in technical writing and documentation.
  • Strong English language skills with excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Enjoy mentoring junior developers and sharing knowledge.
  • Collaborative team player able to work across engineering, marketing, and support functions to deliver top-notch solutions.
  • Autonomous, self-driven, and ego-conscious.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Theoretical and practical background in using Rust and/or Substrate for constructing L1 blockchains / relay chains / parachains.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of blockchain-based systems (dApps, rollups, etc.), with specific focus on Ethereum and/or other EVM-based solutions.
  • Understanding of Zero Knowledge Cryptography, general Cryptography, and their application in blockchain technology.

In compliance with New York City's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position if based in NYC is USD 170,000 to USD 195,000.

Horizen Labs is an equal opportunity employer.

Horizen Labs is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodations during any stage of the employment process, please contact

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