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Full Stack Tech Lead (Professional Services, Hong Kong)

Hong Kong
Full-time

About ConsenSys

ConsenSys is the leading blockchain software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of 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. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and decentralized finance activity. On this trusted open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow.

This role is part of ConsenSys Professional Services.

At ConsenSys Professional Services, we work with the world’s leading Fortune 500 corporations and governments to design, develop and deploy blockchain platforms that create real business value. Our customers and partners include many of the largest global banks, Microsoft, the European Commission, Komgo and Covantis. We work as an agile, globally integrated team of approximately 150 engineers, designers, consultants, architects, scrum masters and program managers.

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. To explore our products and solutions click here

The role

As a Full Stack Tech Lead at ConsenSys you will join a world class technical team, with state of the art expertise in developing and delivering advanced decentralized applications (Dapps). You will be part of multinational agile teams working on Enterprise client projects, where you will lead a scrum team of between 5 to 10 engineer to deliver front-end, back-end services and/or blockchain smart contracts.

As a Tech Lead you'll typically spend 50% of your time coding and 50% of your time coaching the other engineers in the team. This includes; working with a technical architect to design the high level solution, working with a Business Analyst to groom the JIRA tasks for the next sprint, reviewing pull requests, and leveraging your methodology and technical expertise to help your team during focused problem solving sessions.

The role is client facing. You'll be expected to constantly improve your problem solving, communication and relationship building skills in order to manage clients at key project milestones (key technical decisions and trade-offs, demos, knowledge transfer).

Within the project team, you establish your credibility and lead the team through project phases by demonstrating outstanding technical judgement, advocating the benefits of agile methodology, and coaching team members individually to make the project an enriching and fulfilling experience for them.

The project team size, scope and your responsibilities will vary from project to project. Some of our projects involve 5 team members for 3 months, others involve 50 team members for 12+ months. Most of them require world-class level of production-grade delivery, given the stringent technical and security requirements of our clients in the financial services industry. As you gain more experience, you will also take part in the development of reusable product components and libraries and methodologies that will be deployed by other ConsenSys teams around the world.

Job requirements

Required

  • 6+ years of experience as a Software Engineer working on enterprise-grade projects
  • 2+ years building software at production scale
  • 2+ years as a Tech Lead, leading a team of 5+ team members
  • Mastery of at least one of the following disciplines:
    • Back-end development: Typescript / Node.js (preference for Nest.js framework); a strong and versatile Java developer will be considered too.
    • Front-end development: React.js
  • Experience with, or understanding of: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CI/CD pipelines (CircleCI), MQ technology such as Kafka or Redis, AWS and Azure infrastructure services, Docker, Kubernetes.
  • High testing standards for yourself and for others: expectation of rigorous unit testing, integration testing and component testing where appropriate
  • Understanding of blockchain technology, especially Ethereum
  • Willingness to learn about the disciplines above which you don't have experience with.
  • Experience working on agile projects in an enterprise setting
  • Experience with micro-services architectures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Teamwork, flexibility, initiative, communication and organization

Bonus points for

  • Fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin 
  • Work experience at a financial institution, or in the financial services sector
  • Experience as tech lead in a remote team setting
  • Blockchain / smart contract development: Solidity / Ethereum, Web3.js or Ethers.js library
  • Experience in deploying blockchain infrastructure
  • Experience in cryptography
  • Demonstrated interest in DevOps 
  • Willingness to constantly learn and improve
  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science or related subject

Location and work environment

At ConsenSys Professional Services, we do our best to allow team members to work remotely, however this is not always possible when working on Enterprise client projects. We strive to take into account the personal circumstances of our team members, and in return we ask for your understanding and flexibility.

We have physical offices in New York, Dublin, London, Paris and Hong Kong. Some of our team members work from home in other countries and cities.

Occasional travel will be required for client meetings, and some projects may require being at the client’s location. On average this happens 20% of the time (obviously much less due to COVID), but some projects may require more substantial on-site work with client teams.

To be employed in a country, you need to have an existing employment visa and speak the local language fluently.

Why join ConsenSys?

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:

  • One of the most recognized tech companies in the blockchain ecosystem globally. A work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. ConsenSys alumni have moved on to become tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and team leads at tech companies.
  • The forefront of a revolution. We fundamentally believe blockchain is a next generation of technology that can lay the foundation for a more just and equitable society. You can be a part of building the digital economy of tomorrow and radically transforming our society for the better.
  • A dynamic startup environment with deep roots. We are one of the earliest blockchain companies and a leader in the space. You’ll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.
  • Continuous learning and improvement. You’ll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects — challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

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.

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.