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Maurice Herlihy <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 09:31:40 -0500
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Remote US or Boston, MA
Smart Contract Researcher (Boston, Mass. & Remote, U.S.)

Algorand builds technology that accelerates the convergence between
decentralized and traditional finance. At Algorand, we have a vision where
everyone creates and exchanges value efficiently, transparently, and
securely. Our Employees play a critical role in executing on this vision
with their ability to think beyond, have courage in all they do, succeed
together, and tackle hard problems creatively.

We are looking for a talented and motivated Smart Contract Researcher to be
part of the design and development of Algorand’s layer-2 smart contract
architecture. You’ll be working closely with top-notch researchers and
engineers. As part of the team, your responsibilities include both solving
open-ending design problems and hands-on system building, testing, and
analyzing. You’ll have the opportunity to influence the evolvement of
important components in the system, as well as to conduct advanced research
on Algorand blockchain and smart contracts.

This is an opportunity for someone who is genuinely excited by new
technologies and has a passion for building products that will serve
millions of users. You will be working on a fast-paced, rapidly growing,
high-profile project with a significant opportunity for industry-level
impact on emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. Our
state-of-the-art headquarters is located in Boston, Mass. and has been
updated with all of the latest safety features. We love to work with New
England talent and relocate people to the area; however, we are happy to
talk to candidates across the United States to discuss remote

This Job is For You if You’re:
Genuinely excited to solve complex problems
Passionate about blockchain technology and/or cryptocurrency
Obsessed with building products that millions of users will touch
Interested in remote and in-office flexibility
Our Smart Contract Researchers:
Devise innovative ideas for solving hard technical problems involving
distributed systems, scale, and security, and then translate these ideas
into technical designs and implementation.
Are great communicators and highly advanced technically, solving a vast
array of open-ended problems.
Are a key part of an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration and
creativity both internally and externally.
Your Qualifications & Our Requirements:
Postgraduate degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
Demonstrable expertise in programming language and/or distributed systems
In-depth building experience of computer systems, networks, interpreters,
or compilers
Expertise in distributed ledgers and smart contracts favorable but not
Great communication and teamwork
Our Commitment to You:
Algorand is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. For individuals
with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation during the
interview process, please advise your recruiter.

Our compensation package is generous, including a competitive cash
compensation and an equity position in the organization. Our benefits
programs are top tier, with 99.99% of benefits premiums for our Employees
and their families paid for by the Company.

Maurice Herlihy
An Wang Professor of Computer Science
Brown University



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