Lead Software Engineer - Security Tools

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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.

About ConsenSys Diligence:

ConsenSys Diligence’s mission is to raise the bar for security and engineering best practices in the Ethereum ecosystem and to provide the highest quality audit services and tools available.

About the Role:

As a lead software engineer at ConsenSys Diligence, you will be in charge of developing Mythril, an open-source security analysis tool for Ethereum smart contracts that our auditors use on a daily basis. This will involve growing our team of developers and open source contributors, setting project milestones,managing the development process, interacting with the community,  and writing tests and code.

What you'll be doing:
  • Set up and manage an agile development process
  • Build a developer team of consisting of hired guns and open source contributors
  • Develop tests and new features
  • Own the core Github repositories and Gitter chat
  • Manage integration tests
  • Brainstorm new use-cases together with our auditors and the community
  • Address issues in Github and provide support
  • Facilitate the creation of documentation

Your powers include:
  • Strong Python coding skills
  • Experience with Continuous Integration platforms (we use CircleCI)
  • You're familiar with security analysis methods such as static, dynamic and symbolic analysis
  • Expertise in Solidity, the EVM, and blockchain is a plus
  • You're simultaneously kind, assertive and open minded
  • You're able to both give and receive feedback regularly to maintain alignment
  • Bias towards action and the ability to drive projects forward in a friction free way
  • A strong sense of focus. You can quickly identify which items deserve attention, and which should be dropped

From prior missions you have:
  • 3+ years experience in software development
  • Experience with test-driven development and agile methodologies

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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