The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteers-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain technology in the global fight against climate change.
We are looking for passionate professionals who take a methodological approach to their work, conduct independent research and analysis, engage with key stakeholders and establish strategic partnerships to progress BCI’s core mission. Blockchain software developers, which belong to the Technology Officer Grade, are expected to possess experience across a range of Distributed Ledger Technologies (e.g. Hyperledger, Ethereum). Skills range can span the entire ecosystem, from core developer of cryptographic algorithms to just support testing and operations of established ledgers.
The credentials of candidates should aim to cover the following areas of knowledge:
- Minimum one year’s solid experience of developing blockchain system;
- Familiar with mainstream public chains, such as Bitcoin, HyperLedger, Ethereum, Tether, EOS, Ripple, Monero;
- Sound knowledge of Linux and Cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS, Azure);
- Familiar with third-party tools such as GitHub and other open source projects;
- Familiar with consensus mechanisms and encryption algorithms such as PoW, PoS, DPos, PBFT, RPCA and Raft;
- Experience with software development, e.g. Java, C++, Solidity, JS, Go, Python;
- Experience developing smart contracts within existing and emerging DLTs and knowledge of standards for token contracts (e.g. ERC20);
- Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and other aspects of Microservice Architectures and DevOps;
- Willingness to constantly learn & improve, challenging yourself to stay at the top of your game.
- The main responsibilities of the Blockchain Software Developers will include:
- To provide software development support (including blockchain coding or engineering) across BCI, especially in Research Divisions I and II;
- To provide inputs for Councilsestablished under the BCI Fellowship Scheme;
- To support the development of Proof-of-Concept DLT applications across sectors (e.g. Finance, Energy, etc); and
- To attend conferences and events to promote the BCI, demonstrate prototypes and engage with key stakeholders.
Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent oral communication skills, including the ability to develop effective working relationships, work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries, and communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
- Excellent English writing skills and detail orientated;
- Excellent organisational skills and ability to balance competing demands under pressure;
- Strong presentation skills and ability to present ideas appropriately and persuasively; and
- Aptitude in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish (desirable).
General & Specialist Knowledge:
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office; and
- Strong depth of knowledge on topics central to the BCI such as climate change, climate finance, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence preferred (see vacancy description for details).
Education & Training:
- A relevant degree or training in relevant discipline, e.g. Computing, Engineering, Math, Physics, etc (Master or PhD are a plus); and
- Experience in producing research outputs and structured reports for different audiences.
- Proven ability in organisation/business development (e.g. experience of working in a target-driven role);
- Experience in building constructive relationships with stakeholders;
- Experience of working independently and with teams to drive forward projects using own initiative; and
- Experience in designing, planning and facilitating independent research and the ability to meet tight deadlines.