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Cryptography Specialist Engineer, Snaps (MetaMask)
full-time by ConsenSys

Cryptography Specialist Engineer, Snaps (MetaMask)

drive the development of MetaMask wallet extensions

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role overview

The next phase of the MetaMask browser extension will bring transformative new features to the web3 ecosystem, while strengthening the flagship features that empower our users today. Developing these new features within our secure wallet extension framework will be a paradigm shift for wallet users and developers alike.

We are looking for highly collaborative cryptography engineers to drive the development of these wallet extensions. In this role, you will ensure that MetaMask continues to support our mission of democratizing access to the decentralized web.

responsibilities

As a Senior Software Engineer on this team, you would contribute in the following areas:

  • Help implement new user-facing functionality, including adding new protocols, networks, account types, and more, all via the Snaps wallet extension system
  • Work with our design, QA, and product teams to build the best possible wallet extension products with compelling user experiences, while working within a secure execution environment and templated design system
  • Advise, from a developer perspective, on the Snaps API and contribute to the planning and growth of the API to support an ecosystem of community wallet extension developers

requirements

  • Several years of experience implementing cryptographic protocol in JavaScript or TypeScript
  • Experience directly implementing blockchain key derivation and signatures for several protocols
  • Deep understanding of security concepts and auditing standards
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on new cryptographic developments and make informed recommendations about security, time to develop, and maintenance complexity
  • Demonstrated interest or experience with blockchain related development and web3 technologies through any of: work experience, hackathons, open source work, personal projects, or similar experiences
  • Several years of experience in roles requiring collaboration with design, QA and product
  • Great understanding of the Ethereum blockchain and ecosystem
  • A passion for our mission and values
  • Proactive and self-driven to be successful working in a remote environment
  • Brings enthusiasm and the hustle to shipping high-quality code
  • Are kind, empathetic, and supportive towards the team
  • Timezone: Ideally between PT and ET, if in EU/UK you are able to have ~4 hours overlap with continental US time zones

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with zero knowledge proof protocols
  • You’re a MetaMask user!
  • Previous hands-on experience with security and cryptography.
  • Prior experience developing extensions, plugins, or mods of any sort
  • Familiarity with agile processes (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)

culture & perks

  • Recognized in the blockchain and Web3 ecosystem

A work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. ConsenSys alumni have moved on to become tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and team leads at tech companies.

  • The forefront of a revolution

We fundamentally believe blockchain is a next generation of technology that can lay the foundation for a more just and equitable society. You can be a part of building the digital economy of tomorrow and radically transforming our society for the better.

  • A dynamic startup environment with deep roots

We are one of the earliest blockchain companies and a leader in the space. You’ll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.  

  • Deep technical challenges

Blockchain technology is just over 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. We are building the tools, infrastructure and applications l that are pushing the technology forward.

  • Continuous learning and improvements

You’ll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects — challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

about us

ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web.

Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Truffle, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligence, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On this trusted, open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow.

About MetaMask

We’re building for a future where the internet and world economy empowers people through interactions based on consent, privacy, and free association. Where both communities and individuals flourish. To accomplish that, we’re working hard to make web3 accessible for everyone.

MetaMask is both a crypto wallet and a gateway to the decentralized web. Our tools help people create communities, play video games, access financial services, make payments, invest in assets, protect against economic turmoil, and more. Our browser extension and mobile platforms meet the needs of millions of users and developers across the world.

Originally a humble key manager, today MetaMask serves over 30 million monthly active users as a decentralized application development platform, an aggregator of decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, and a decentralized identity manager. 

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