Substrate Runtime Engineer


Who We Are Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and planning to launch its Network early next year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team. To learn more, visit our website and read the technical whitepaper. The Role We are seeking a Substrate Runtime Engineer to join our rapidly growing protocol engineering team. As a Runtime Engineer you will primarily be responsible for implementing the native “business” or “application” logic of the Subspace Network by writing Substrate runtime pallets using the Rust language. In this role you will: Implement native functionality for the Subspace Network encapsulated within Substrate pallets, such as fungible and non fungible tokens, DeFi protocols, and smart contract language interfaces, to name a few.Learn our decoupled execution framework, allowing for scalable layer two app chains (domains) our version of enshrined rollups, through which most of these pallets will be expressed as microservices. Extend, improve, and reuse existing projects such as pallet-contracts and pallet-frontier, exposing existing smart contract languages on our networkProactively maintain documentation, write tests, devise benchmarks, while monitoring and providing support for our user base.Collaborate with engineers across our protocol, integrations, and product teams. Key Requirements: A minimum of one year industry experience with the Substrate framework, with a strong understanding of Substrate FRAME, having implemented at least one pallet end-to-end that was deployed to a production environment.A minimum of two years experience with the Rust programming language, along with a strong understanding of language fundamentals and familiarity with the open-source ecosystem.Experience building scalable solutions on AWS or Digital Ocean.Experience working with container technologies like Docker.A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies. Bonus Experience: Experience launching new Substrate based parachain or solochain within the Dotsama ecosystem.A theoretical background in distributed systems, such as consensus algorithms, as well as cryptographic fundamentals.Experience writing native runtime logic or smart contracts  for other within other ecosystem (Cosmos SDK, Solidity, Solana, Near, etc).Familiarity with VMs used in blockchains (Wasm/EVM) and gas metering implementations.Experience working with large open-source codebases. What We Offer: Work remotely from anywhere in the world.A competitive salary with generous equity and token grants.Medical, dental, and vision insurance (US-based only).A unique opportunity to shape the future of the Subspace Network and play a critical role in building the world’s most scalable blockchain.  Company-sponsored team offsites in various locations around the world.

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