Technology

Blockchain Developer (Remote)

Remote   |   Contract

Work Type/s: Full time, Part Time

Location/s: Remote (Preference for Asia/Oceania time zones) 

Salary: Negotiated (+ESOP) As we are currently in the fundraising phase, we are looking for people who are happy to work on a  part cash, part equity split basis.

About Us

AgUnity Response is an Australian-based but fully global start-up of industry-leading professionals who are currently prototyping and deploying an MVP platform for immediate piloting in the field as part of a local and global COVID-19 mitigation strategy (see more here: www.agunity.com/response).

AgUnity Response is the subsidiary of AgUnity Pty Ltd, an award-winning social enterprise founded in 2016, working to change the lives of over 2-billion low-income farmers worldwide. AgUnity helps farmers to lift themselves out of poverty with a smartphone and blockchain platform to improve communication, trust, and food supply chains (see more here: https://youtu.be/72PCVi_DEqY).

Diversity & Inclusion

At AgUnity we believe that ‘the strength of the team is each member, and the strength of each member is the team’. In recruiting our team, we believe in giving equal opportunities and in doing so look to learn from each other’s life experiences, knowledge, perspective, talent and achievements. Our values unite us irrespective of education, race and cultural background, nationality, social class, gender identity and expression, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

About You

Persona

  • Strong ownership ethic
  • Clear communication skills
  • Drama-averse/no-nonsense focus to get-the-job-done
  • Ownership, integrity, focus… did we mention ownership?!?
  • Lightning-speed distillation of complexity into essential critical-path activities
  • You have ‘Plan A – Z’ mapped out in your head before most people even recognize the problem
  • DevOps wizard : Jez Humble meets Jon Skeet


The Task at Hand

1. Must be able to self-manage and motivate, and take a list of ‘nice to haves’ or issues and turn them into ‘concretely delivered beyond highest expectations.’

2. Be in the mission for the long game to witness rapid iteration and tactical problem-solving turning into strategic global improvement, enhancing the quality of life and overall well-being of all humans.

3. Be willing to step up to the task at hand, enjoy the grind, and keep pushing until the “Eureka!” moment, then get back into the next great battle.


General Expectations

You are an experienced field officer who possesses great interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. You are ready to work with a wide range of stakeholders to get the job done.

You may have been in a rodeo that got ugly but you got back on the rails by your will, skill and flexible mind - Don’t even try to jump into this pool if you can’t swim like a dolphin!

Fluent spoken English and clear business communications writing is required for this role.


Preferred Skills

Some familiarity with the “Technology for Good” scene is beneficial, but not required.

Blockchain Developer

We are looking for a developer who will be responsible for customising and implementing a distributed blockchain. You will be responsible for analysing our requirements and customise a blockchain around our business model, and build an appropriate blockchain network. To be successful In this role, you should have strong knowledge on blockchain languages and have an understanding of how to stand up solutions that can handle secure, fast, and efficient digital transactions.

Skills & Experience

  • Deep understanding of Ethereum
  • Experience developing Solidity smart contracts
  • Understanding of testing, troubleshooting and supporting distributed computing systems
  • Strong experience and desire to work with agile development methodology
  • Experience working within a DevOps culture
  • Strong knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and cryptography
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven problems solving and analytical skills
  • Passionate about emerging technologies
  • Strong level of curiosity
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a technical field (information systems, computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics, science etc)

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Azure/other cloud platforms, preferred but not necessary.

Responsibilities                                              

  • Working with our CTO to develop our core blockchain architecture and protocols
  • Research, create, and document existing and new blockchain structures and proposed solutions
  • Design consensus protocols and handle security patterns
  • Maintain efficiency In the blockchain
  • Code interfaces and features.
  • Research ideas involving smart contract development across different blockchains
  • Follow best practices and maintain overall responsibility for all project deliverables.

What's in it for you

This is a fully agile, fast-paced position with meaningful responsibilities and room for growth. This role is suitable for someone looking to truly put their stamp on an organisation and make a real difference in the world.

We offer flexible working arrangements and are happy to work with the needs of successful applicants. 

You can enjoy being a part of a supportive team of like-minded professionals.

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