Hands-on Development Director

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ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal.  Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

If you are both a leader, a teacher and an authentically A-list hands-on developer with a good grasp of distributed systems thinking, someone who can pair program (and use pair programming for recruiting), the ConsenSys Lab in Washington DC could be yours to build.

About DC Labs at ConsenSys:

D.C. Labs is at the center of innovation located right across the street from the White House. We are a group of developers working in a pair programming environment where you will be partnering alongside our solution architecture team and our business development leads. Working on rotational projects every 4-8 weeks.

Our team is on the cutting edge working with solidity, smart contract design while creating an ecosystem to be the front-runner in the Ethereum network. If pairing with federal government agencies and creating blockchain for the public purpose excites you. D.C. Labs is the place for you!


The D.C. Lab designs and builds applications and solutions that run on or work with Ethereum and other blockchain technology. Experience with Solidity is a plus, but more important is demonstrated ability to understand the "biztech" implications of this emerging decentralized Internet on how to see a problem, architect a solution and deploy an application. Blockchain isn't a hammer that we look for nails to drive. It's a telescope that a Galileo can use to see problems, and the world, in a new light.

We start with design sessions that include developers from the beginning, then we do the field research to test assumptions and start writing personae, user stories and epics that have a basis in real world observation. And then we build the MVP...not a crummy version of a half-baked solution done in a few weeks but what a Minimally Viable Product is supposed to be: an experiment — fully instrumented for learning — to discover if what we thought people needed is what they actually want.

We work both on client projects and on innovative new ventures that ConsenSys itself — the world's premier Ethereum venture development lab — funds or bakes internally before spinning out into our constellation of startups. (And it is always open to you to become a founder of the next ConsenSys company...it's what we do.) Also, our developers across the world are working on the front lines of improving the Ethereum platform itself. Your insights building real-world solutions for users will have a direct impact on how the technology driving the Internet's latest transformation evolves.


Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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