Smart Contract Researcher

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Smart Contract Researcher (Boston, Mass. & Remote, U.S.)
Algorand builds technology that accelerates the convergence between decentralized and traditional finance. At Algorand, we have a vision where everyone creates and exchanges value efficiently, transparently, and securely. Our Employees play a critical role in executing on this vision with their ability to think beyond, have courage in all they do, succeed together, and tackle hard problems creatively.
We are looking for a talented and motivated Smart Contract Researcher to be part of the design and development of Algorand’s layer-2 smart contract architecture. You’ll be working closely with top-notch researchers and engineers. As part of the team, your responsibilities include both solving open-ending design problems and hands-on system building, testing, and analyzing. You’ll have the opportunity to influence the evolvement of important components in the system, as well as to conduct advanced research on Algorand blockchain and smart contracts.
This is an opportunity for someone who is genuinely excited by new technologies and has a passion for building products that will serve millions of users. You will be working on a fast-paced, rapidly growing, high-profile project with a significant opportunity for industry-level impact on emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. Our state-of-the-art headquarters is located in Boston, Mass. and has been updated with all of the latest safety features. We love to work with New England talent and relocate people to the area; however, we are happy to talk to candidates across the United States to discuss remote opportunities. 
This Job is For You if You’re:
  • Genuinely excited to solve complex problems
  • Passionate about blockchain technology and/or cryptocurrency
  • Obsessed with building products that millions of users will touch
  • Interested in remote and in-office flexibility
Our Smart Contract Researchers:
  • Devise innovative ideas for solving hard technical problems involving distributed systems, scale, and security, and then translate these ideas into technical designs and implementation.
  • Are great communicators and highly advanced technically, solving a vast array of open-ended problems.
  • Are a key part of an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration and creativity both internally and externally.
Your Qualifications & Our Requirements:
  • Postgraduate degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Demonstrable expertise in programming language and/or distributed systems
  • In-depth building experience of computer systems, networks, interpreters, or compilers
  • Expertise in distributed ledgers and smart contracts favorable but not required
  • Great communication and teamwork
Our Commitment to You:
Algorand is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation during the interview process, please advise your recruiter.
Our compensation package is generous, including a competitive cash compensation and an equity position in the organization. Our benefits programs are top tier, with 99.99% of benefits premiums for our Employees and their families paid for by the Company.
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Location

Boston, MA 02116

An Insider's view of Algorand

What's something quirky about your company?

How open we are as a company. Everyone has their own voice regardless of their title.

Bianca

Social Media Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We can no longer afford unsustainable technology. Algorand is an extremely efficient blockchain technology that will contribute positively to the energy transition.

Cosimo

Solutions Architect

What makes someone successful on your team?

Determination, intellectual horsepower, desire to want to be here. If you're not engaged, good luck.

David

Sr. Director, Business Solutions

What is your vision for the company?

A world where everyone creates and exchanges value efficiently, transparently, and securely.

The Leadership Team

The Leadership Team

What are some things you learned at the company?

Before joining Algorand, I had no knowledge of blockchain or crypto. Everyone at the Company made it easy -- ask questions. I learn things everyday here. I accept that I don't know everything. I ask and I listen.

Bianca

Social Media Manager

What are Algorand Perks + Benefits

Algorand Benefits Overview

We support our Employees with a total rewards program that goes above and beyond -- every Algonaut matters, and we show how much we appreciate and value them through our compensation, benefits, and amenities.

Our compensation package is generous, including a competitive base salary (in fiat currency), an equity position in the organization, and a distribution program funded by our rewards.

Our benefits programs are top tier, with 99.99% of benefits premiums paid for by the Company. Our US Algonauts pay only $1 a year for medical (BCBS-MA), dental (Delta), and vision (VSP) each. We cover all in-network deductibles, and our copays remain low. Our international Algonauts receive generous allowances for supplemental plans outside of their statutory benefits programs.

We provide multiple amenities, including monthly snack deliveries when working from home, regular learning opportunities and access to online course libraries, fitness reimbursements, and parental support programs. We have partnered with US-based vendors to provide quick ship-to-home office furniture (and help our our international Algonauts order in-country), and provide funding for public transportation, ride-sharing, and parking for those that work in our Boston Office.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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