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Job Description


Founded in 2016, serves more than 50 million customers and is the world's fastest growing global cryptocurrency platform. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Built on a foundation of security, privacy, and compliance, is committed to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency through innovation and empowering the next generation of builders, creators, and entrepreneurs to develop a fairer and more equitable digital ecosystem.

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Role summary:

As a protocol engineer / researcher , you contribute to the evolution of the blockchain protocol, with a particular focus on next generation improvements in performance and scalability of the Blockchain's roadmap.


    • Analyze performance and scalability bottlenecks of the Cronos chain protocol and research protocol enhancements aimed at addressing these bottlenecks such as: layer 2 rollups (zero knowledge or optimistic), parallelization of EVM execution, modularization of data availability layer.
    • Take responsibility for proof of concept projects, in coordination with the Cronos open-source community.
    • Deliver protocol enhancements to development environment, test network, staging environment (migration dry-runs) and production.
    • Monitor and maintain protocol in production.
    • Remain up to date on key developments of blockchain technology in the Etherum (EVM) and Cosmos SDK / Tendermint ecosystems.
    • Communicate, escalate and follow up as appropriate to ensure that problems are solved.

Job Requirement:

    • Advanced academic background in distributed computing.
    • Work experience in blockchain protocol development.
    • Robust understanding of the EVM/Ethereum blockchain technology and, ideally, of Cosmos SDK as well.
    • Track record of contributions to open-source projects.
    • Ability to code. You are expected to write high quality maintainable code.
    • Strong interest and alignment with the mission of Cronos, to bring the next billion users to Web3.
    • Practical mindset - passion for developing not just the best technology, but the technology that is most likely to be adopted by dApp developers.
    • A strong interest in working in technology and/or financial environments.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


What you can expect from us?

We offer an attractive compensation package working in a cutting-edge field of Fintech.

- Huge responsibilities from Day 1. Be the owner of your own learning curve.

- The possibilities are limitless and depend on you.

- You get to work in a very dynamic environment and be part of an international team.

- You will get to have involvement in developing a brand new product from scratch alongside with a talented team.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with information on the next steps of our application process.

Note: Role is in HongKong 

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