Protocol Engineer (Consensus)


We are seeking a consensus protocol engineer to help implement the Subspace Network, a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website and read the technical whitepaper. Your Responsibilities Implement a new Nakamoto style consensus algorithm based on a proof-of-useful-storage of the history of the blockchain itself. Decouple consensus and computation between two distinct classes of nodes, storage farmers and staked executors, through a system of fraud proofs.Implement a series of novel scalability proposals to increase throughput, decrease latency, and achieve fast finality in a permissionless setting.  Basic Requirements Experience implementing blockchain consensus protocols, especially Nakamoto style protocols based on proofs of work, stake, or space. Theoretical background in distributed systems, consensus algorithms, and cryptographic fundamentals with a focus on Nakamoto style consensus. Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust. Nice to Have Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystemFamiliarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystemFamiliarity with proofs of space, storage, replication or space-time.A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies Benefits A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agencyYou will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchainA competitive salary with generous token and equity grants.

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