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Staff VM Software Engineer

Swirlds Labs

Swirlds Labs

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

About Swirlds Labs:

Swirlds Labs is a fast-growing software company committed to supporting, developing and servicing Hedera, an open source, proof-of-stake platform. Hedera is EVM-compatible and has been specifically built to meet the needs of enterprise and Web3 applications, which require speed, security, stability and sustainability. Hedera’s public network is governed by industry-leading organizations, spanning 11 sectors and 14 regions who oversee the development and direction of the decentralized platform.

About the role:

The Smart Contracts team is looking for a seasoned VM engineer who can contribute to the performance and optimization of the Hedera native services (Java) and the web3 services (JS/TS) that process and consume transaction bytes to transform the network node states.

You may find yourself doing all of the following:

  • Designing, implementing, and innovating compiler and optimization algorithms
  • Implementing and enhancing the Java and Node JS-based smart contract services on the Hedera network that expose EVM features
  • Contributing to open source code clients that focus on VM state transitions based on contract bytecode with a goal of new feature support and performance improvements
  • Contributing to the design and management of VM state processing parallelization
  • Developing various aspects of the Hedera Hashgraph Distributed Ledger Ecosystem
  • Being a strong and proficient hands-on programmer
  • Spending 80% of your time designing, coding, and testing

Qualification Requirements:

  • Experience with distributed open source application development
  • Excellent debugging, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with compilers, parsers, interpreters, and garbage collectors
  • Experience with performance, static code, and data-flow analysis
  • Expertise in the Java programming language and its ecosystem of libraries and tools
  • Deep knowledge of and experience with the Java VM, covering its strengths and weaknesses
  • Strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals, including concurrency, performance optimization, and reusability
  • Strong engineering principles and processes aimed at developing simple, modular, testable, and high-quality code
  • Familiarity with security principles, cryptographic tools, and libraries
  • Familiarity with high-performance architectural systems and design patterns
  • Familiarity with test-driven software development processes and continuous integration tools and systems
  • Experience in developing libraries and platforms for use and deployment by application developers
  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a similar field or equivalent work experience

Other skills that are great to bring with you but that we can help you develop:

  • Knowledge of the Ethereum blockchain
  • Experience writing and debugging smart contracts for an EVM-based ledger
  • Experience with web3 tools written in JavaScript or TypeScript
  • Experience with blockchain (e.g., Bitcoin or Ethereum) protocol development is a plus
  • EVM Client development