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Lead Technical Architect (ConsenSys NFT)

UNITED STATES - Remote
Full-time

Remote, Full Time

At ConsenSys we have a vision of a world where data sovereignty and financial well-being is accessible to every person and organization. We believe Ethereum and decentralized protocol technology is a more trustworthy and equitable foundation for how we create and share value across the web. On this trusted, open source foundation, we can accelerate the world’s transition to a universally accessible network of distributed participants where transparency, security and freedom are fundamental.

Our product suite, composed of Truffle, Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligence, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. As the leading Ethereum software company, ConsenSys enables developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. To learn more about ConsenSys, and explore our products and solutions, visit http://consensys.net/

About ConsenSys’ NFT Business Unit

ConsenSys’ NFT Business Unit is in search of people passionate about the fusion of NFTs, utility, narrative and creativity.  We are passionate about unlocking new possibilities with NFTs, pushing the boundaries of creativity with fan, brand and user engagement, exploring these new possibilities deeply through narrative and visuals, and making them a reality.  

ConsenSys partners with some of the largest firms in the world, including dozens of Fortune 100 clients, governments and the largest global banks.  We are backed by JP Morgan, Mastercard and UBS. 

Our Web 3.0 products and technology are the most used in the industry, with tens of millions of existing users globally - supported by our global customer support organisation. We have been operating large scale, public blockchain infrastructure for more than five years, which is used across our industry and the largest NFT and crypto players in the world, including Coinbase, Palm, Sorare, Decentraland, Guild of Guardians, and dozens of others.  

Our Eulerbeats NFT platform has been called “the most genius idea ever” by Mark Cuban, and it has distributed more than $5m to its user base through NFT royalties.  

ConsenSys is not just NFT players, but we have expertise up and down the entire technology stack all the way down to Layer 1 Ethereum.

We are looking for a diverse group of developers, creators and technologists who are interested in day to day exciting challenges, who are resilient, and who thrive in the exciting and fast-moving NFT industry. 

About the Role:

The solution architect will play an integral part in supporting the successful outcomes of all Enterprise activities and first and foremost project delivery. You will work on different delivery projects as an Architect, making sure that the software delivery meets customer requirements.

This is a technical role - meaning that you are expected to be able to coach software engineers and review code.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Guide and assist the development team in the delivery process, providing architectural blueprints, organizing technical sessions and reviewing code if needed.
  • Ensure the deadlines of the delivery are going to be met by the development team
  • Ensure the application is working properly, meeting all requirements
  • Lead technical sales process for numerous customers day to day: from introductory meetings (net new sales) through post-sales (customer satisfaction, up-selling, and subscription renewals)
  • Understand, evangelize and educate on the businesses value of blockchain
  • Continuously learn and update your skills and knowledge in quickly evolving technologies

Skills:

  • Solution architect, Application & Infrastructure Architecture, DevOps, CI/CD, Blockchain, Crypto, and Etherium 
  • Guide and assist the development team in the delivery process, providing architectural blueprints, organizing technical sessions and reviewing code if needed.
  • Ensure the deadlines of the delivery are going to be met by the development team
  • Ensure the application is working properly, meeting all requirements
  • Lead technical sales process for numerous customers day to day: from introductory meetings (net new sales) through post-sales (customer satisfaction, up-selling, and subscription renewals)
  • Understand, evangelize and educate on the businesses value of blockchain
  • Continuously learn and update your skills and knowledge in quickly evolving technologies

Required experience and skills:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer working on Enterprise-grade projects
  • 2+ years of experience as an Architect or Tech Lead on Enterprise-grade projects
  • MSc in computer science or equivalent
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Crucial to have worked through the full application lifecycle experience for at least one enterprise software project, having a big picture understanding of all the pieces at play
  • Understanding modern and/or blockchain applications architecture from conception, design, technology evaluation, pilot program, sizing, implementation, maintenance, and support
  • Experience in designing Application Architecture diagrams, Infrastructure Architecture, Sequence diagrams
  • Knowledge of CI/CD and DevOps best practices and main tools
  • Experience in a customer-facing delivery and/or pre-sales role
  • Communication skills (workshops, public speaking, adapt from C-level to developers)
  • Demonstrated experience gathering and understanding customer business requirements
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to work collaboratively with people and synthesize insights
  • Experience in agile project management
  • Ability to make methodical design trade off decisions to meet desired qualities in a solution (e.g., throughput, scalability, confidentiality and privacy, security, usability and maintainability)
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Nice to have:

  • Ethereum or other major enterprise blockchain platform experience
  • Implementing smart contracts in Solidity
  • Development of highly used scalable applications
  • Knowledge of token economics, crypto sphere understanding, DeFi...
  • DevOps knowledge (Kubernetes, Terraform, pipelines)
  • Experience working in a start-up culture and in remote working practices

 Don't meet all the requirements? Don't sweat it. We’re passionate about building a diverse team of humans and as such, if you think you've got what it takes for our chaotic-but-fun, remote-friendly, start-up environment—apply anyway. While we have a pretty good idea of what we need, we're ready for you to challenge our thinking on who needs to be in this role.

ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ConsenSys is aware of fraudulent recruitment practices and we encourage all applicants to review our best practices to protect yourself which can be found here. #Li

Benefits
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Competitive benefits

We have a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to make sure we’re looking after you and what matters most.

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Equity

We believe in ownership and want everyone to have a stake in our future success, that’s why you’ll receive equity when you join us.

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Recognized in the blockchain and Web3 ecosystem

Working at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your career. You’ll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that extends across the global crypto ecosystem.

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Continuous learning & opportunities

We provide ongoing growth and development through on-the-job learning, and the ConsenSys Advance Program which includes full access to Coursera, bespoke and technical learning programs and ConsenSys Academy our world-class blockchain and Ethereum program.

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Unlimited vacation/holidays

We value downtime to recharge and reset, ensuring everyone at ConsenSys has work/life balance. In addition, company-wide we participate in “zero productivity” days to take a break from work, shut down, and sit back and relax.

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Flexible working arrangements

With our global workforce we have fine-tuned asynchronous working which means we have a lot of flexibility in the structure of when we work and how we work together.

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Remote first

You’ll be joining a team based all over the world. Providing the unique opportunity to work with people from across 6 continents.