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Senior Blockchain Developer, Metaco

Ripple

Ripple

Software Engineering
Geneva, Switzerland
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

At Ripple, we’re building a world where value moves like information does today. It’s big, it’s bold, and we’re already doing it. Through our crypto solutions for financial institutions, businesses, governments and developers, we are improving the global financial system and creating greater economic fairness and opportunity for more people, in more places around the world. And we get to do the best work of our career and grow our skills surrounded by colleagues who have our backs.

If you’re ready to see your impact and unlock incredible career growth opportunities, join us, and build real world value.

Metaco brings together a highly experienced team of software, security, finance and cryptography specialists with close links to the banking and academic sectors as well as to the fast-growing DeFi entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Who We Are

Founded in 2015 in Switzerland, Metaco is an enterprise technology company whose mission is to enable financial and non-financial institutions to securely build their digital asset operations. The company’s core product, Harmonize™, is a mission-critical orchestration platform for digital assets. From asset-agnostic custody and trading to tokenization, staking and smart contract management, the platform seamlessly connects institutions to the broad universe of decentralized finance and Web3 decentralized applications.

Metaco has established itself as the institutional standard for digital asset infrastructure, trusted by the world’s largest global custodians, banks, regulated exchanges, and corporates. Its software and technology solutions enable institutions to store, trade, issue and manage any type of digital asset – such as crypto and digital currencies, digital securities, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – with the highest possible security and agility.

THE WORK:

We are seeking a Blockchain Developer to join our Engineering team in Switzerland.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Design and develop applications that interact with multiple blockchain networks, facilitating reading from and writing to these networks.
  • Create and send transactions to different blockchain networks, ensuring smooth and secure data transfer.
  • Collaborate with other teams to develop APIs that enable seamless interaction with blockchain data and functionalities.
  • Perform database operations to manage and store blockchain-related data efficiently.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the blockchain space, including technologies like Lightning Network and zkSync, as well as emerging blockchain consensus mechanisms.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of blockchain nodes, ensuring their stability and reliability.
  • Work closely with other blockchain developers and backend engineers to ensure smooth integration and communication within the technology stack.
  • Maintain the 24/7 operation of applications, ensuring they can handle ongoing blockchain operations effectively.
  • Utilize your cryptography knowledge to ensure the security and integrity of blockchain interactions.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in handling different types of blockchains, including UTXO-based and account-based models.
  • Keep track of industry trends and innovations, identifying opportunities to enhance our blockchain integration strategies.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent practical experience).
  • Proficiency in C# as the main programming language; knowledge of TypeScript is a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues related to blockchain integration.
  • Enthusiasm for staying up-to-date with emerging blockchain trends and technologies.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to collaborate within cross-functional teams.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable solutions.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently while also being an integral part of a collaborative team.
  • Solid understanding of blockchain concepts and technologies, including UTXO-based and account-based models, is a plus.

Pluses:

  • Proven experience with a variety of blockchain networks and consensus mechanisms.
  • Understanding of decentralized finance (DeFi) and its associated protocols.
  • Basic cryptography knowledge.
  • Experience with smart contract development.
  • Ability to set up and maintain blockchain nodes; basic Linux knowledge.
  • Ability to work remotely and with international teams.


WHO WE ARE:

Do Your Best Work

  • The opportunity to build in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact. A professional development budget to support other modes of learning.
  • Thrive in an environment where no matter what race, ethnicity, gender, origin, or culture they identify with, every employee is a respected, valued, and empowered part of the team.
  • Ripple is Flexible First: you have the option to work from home, from our offices, or a combination of the two around our centers of gravity (15 global offices).
  • Weekly all-company meeting - business updates and ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • We come together for moments that matter which include team offsites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Competitive benefits that cover physical and mental healthcare, retirement, family forming, and family support
  • Employee giving match
  • Mobile phone stipend

Take Care of Yourself

  • Twice a quarter R&R days so you can rest and recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite & virtual programming
  • Generous vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies. Family planning benefits.
  • Catered lunches, fully-stocked kitchens with premium snacks/beverages, and plenty of fun events

Benefits listed above are for full-time Ripple employees. For all Metaco roles, please discuss benefits with your recruiter.


Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.