Distributed Systems Engineer / Architect (Blockchain Scaling)

Vancouver, BC
Dapper Labs is looking for an experienced Distributed Systems Architect to accelerate the development of one of our most ambitious projects. As a leader on the engineering team, you will play a key role in designing, building and bringing to market blockchain systems designed to serve billions of potential users.

As the ideal candidate, you have demonstrated expertise with distributed systems at consumer scale as well as the curiosity and creativity to explore new approaches to ambiguous problems. You understand the value of developer-friendly infrastructure and are excited about breaking new ground in a quickly-evolving space.
Does this describe you?
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in software engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years experience building and scaling infrastructure-as-a-service solutions
  • Focused on delivering impact and results to those who will use the system
  • Dedicated to ethical, values-driven work that will positively impact this and future generations
  • Committed to personal and professional growth and willing to both learn and teach a high performance team
  • Excited about joining an open and honest work environment with supportive, ego-free colleagues committed to solving hard problems
What we'll accomplish together:
  • Build, scale, and nurture a world-class engineering team
  • Design, develop, and deploy distributed systems in highly adversarial environments
  • Apply cutting-edge research and new developments in adjacent fields to daily work
  • Optimize performance, latency, security, and availability of blockchain networks and the applications they support
  • Work with multiple teams to build systems that manage secure coordination between peer nodes around the world
  • Defy accepted wisdom on the scalability of blockchain platforms
A little bit about us:

Dapper Labs is the company behind CryptoKitties. Formed in February 2018, Dapper Labs was spun out of Axiom Zen to spread the benefits of decentralization through the power of play, fairness, and true ownership. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others. CryptoKitties is the world’s most popular blockchain application outside of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Dapper Labs team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion to demystify blockchain technology and tap its potential to create change in the world. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.

We work hard to help each other level-up, and part of that is identifying where our strengths lay, and where we have gaps in our team structure. Everyone here contributes to the holistic view of the organization, and suggestions come from every corner. We want to hear your thoughts on opportunities to level up our skills and teams, and specifically what gaps you see that we would all benefit from filling. We look forward to meeting you!