High Performance C/C++ Engineer

Douro Labs

Douro Labs

North America · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

We seek a talented C/C++ engineer to help us develop and optimize the software for a high-performance blockchain. Your role is to write software for the validator, add new features, maximize throughput, minimize block times, and, in all cases, ensure that maximum performance is achieved. Additionally, you will work with an ecosystem of outside contributors to guide your work and influence the project's overall direction.

Good candidates for this role will have a background working on high-frequency trading applications. They are deep subject matter experts in extremely high-performance software and can take major projects from early-stage design through completion.

They also have excellent communication skills that enable them to work with team members with other specializations and the broader crypto community.

Location: Chicago, IL (not restrictive, but a nice to have)

About Our Team and Your Role:

  • We're a balanced team; half are tech-talented people, while the other half excel in forging partnerships with data providers, developers, and the DeFi community - Communication is critical in our network-driven approach.

  • Work remotely: Our team spans the globe from the US and South America to Europe and Asia, with an optional office in Porto, Portugal. Remote work is our norm.

  • English proficiency is essential as it's our team's and external developer's communication medium.

  • Thrive in a startup environment within the dynamic DeFi space. We value adaptable problem solvers eager to address evolving market needs.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop, tune, deploy, and support an extremely high-performance blockchain.

  • Write highly optimized C/C++ code to add new features to the blockchain validator.

  • Work with other specialized engineers to diagnose and solve blockchain performance issues across all levels of the software/hardware/networking stack.

  • Own and project manage software development initiatives from requirements gathering, design review, implementation, deployment, and documentation.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • At least 5+ years of computer programming skills using C++ in a Linux environment, preferably developing low-level and/or embedded software applications (e.g., high-frequency trading software)

  • Strong understanding of computer systems, e.g., operating systems, networks, performance optimization, etc.

  • Deep understanding of networking (Ethernet, TCP/IP, etc) with low-level knowledge preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Previous experience demonstrating strategic thinking skills and maturity in tackling complex problems, dealing with people, technology, and processes

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

We are building the most talented team in the world.


Think you have what it takes? We're excited to meet you! 👋

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