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Blockchain Developer Job Description Template

Blockchain developers have a strong mix of skills in the areas of computer networking, cryptography, and algorithms and data structures. But they also have experience with at least one specific type of blockchain, like that of bitcoin or Ethereum. It’s important to know whether you will build on existing open-source technologies: Only a rare few will succeed in making something brand new, but that’s often unnecessary.

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Blockchain is a special database which gained popularity because of cryptocurrencies adopting it, especially bitcoin. Blockchain development is used together with cryptocurrencies to implement peer-to-peer (P2P), distributed services. Blockchain’s primary usage is large, public databases that are immutable—in other words, they can’t be tampered without spending massive amounts of resources.

Blockchain is spread across a world of cryptocurrencies and platforms for distributed applications. When you are looking for a blockchain developer to fill a specific position, posting a generic blockchain developer description in your job ad will bring applications from people who may only know bitcoin-like blockchains or only be proficient in Ethereum. Targeting the correct type of specialist is key to an effective job description.

Blockchain Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Company Introduction

{{ Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else that you think makes your company interesting. }}

Job Description

We are looking for a blockchain developer who will be responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting a distributed blockchain-based network. Your primary responsibility will be analyzing requirements, designing blockchain technology around a certain business model, and the building and launching of a blockchain network.

Responsibilities

  • Research, design, develop, and test blockchain technologies
  • Brainstorm and help evaluate applications for new tools and technologies as they continually evolve
  • Maintain and extend current client- and server-side applications responsible for integration and business logic
  • Be involved in the global blockchain community—work on implementing and integrating the latest improvement proposals
  • Document new solutions as well as maintaining that of existing ones

Skills

  • Strong software development background
  • Experience working with large codebases
  • Experience working with open-source projects
  • Proficiency in one of the following languages: C++, Java, JavaScript {{ Depending on the project }}
  • Strong knowledge of common algorithms and data structures
  • Familiarity with basic cryptography
  • Familiarity with P2P networks
  • Strong knowledge of bitcoin-like blockchains
  • Strong knowledge of concurrency and writing efficient and safe multithreaded code
  • Strong knowledge of STL, C++11 {{ In the case of a blockchain based on C++ }}
  • Proficiency in the Qt Widgets module {{ Applies to projects where a GUI wallet application is needed }}
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