Software Engineer - Blockchain Developer

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What you’ll do

We are looking for a couple of exceptional engineers to join us on the sprint that takes us from prototype to MVP. You will be an integral piece of the team, joining us at the earliest stage of the journey, and potentially beyond.

You’ll be working hand in hand with our leadership team and many cross functional team leads.

You may have a passion for hacked stuff on the blockchain already, maybe you even own some BTC. You may be looking for a unique and well thought out opportunity that will bring an exceptional piece of work to your portfolio.

We have a high expectation of everyone who joins us; we are looking for people that enjoy tough challenges and take pride in their work.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work on cutting edge Blockchain technology as part of an internal start-up team
  • Will be responsible for analysis, design and implementation of core Enterprise Blockchain software
  • Develop beautiful, maintainable code, with test driven CI/CD development


Who You’ll Work With


Cisco’s Corporate Strategy Office (CSO) is on the cutting-edge of innovation, fostering and capturing new opportunities at a lightning pace. The office is all about pioneering the future to lead market transitions, increase shareholder value, and help our customers succeed. 

Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovation Group (CSIG), part of CSO, is a high-energy, motivated team that shares a passion for all-things innovation. This includes our Innovation Centers, which are located around the world, where disruptive talent comes together to explore, discover and develop groundbreaking solutions to solve customers’ toughest challenges.  CSIG is responsible for the exploration of emerging technologies, which includes Blockchain, drones, cognitive computing, AR / VR and other areas of interest. You will join an internal startup team within CSIG, developing an Enterprise Blockchain solution. We work through the whole software development lifecycle with a lightweight Agile approach. We use the latest tools and processes to ease our lives as developers with a strong focus in software quality.


Who you are


  • A degree in Computer Science / Mathematics or equivalent work experience in a field utilizing the same subject matter
  • Experience developing traditional distributed systems
  • Have practical experience developing on Blockchain platforms such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.
  • Extensive experience working with cryptographic protocols
  • Prior peer technology work for the Bitcoin network (not required, but a plus)
  • Strong experience of cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud. Especially technologies such as EC2, S3, Kubernetes, Docker and Elastic Search
  • Experience in delivering scalable distributed computing with fault tolerance
  • Expert skills and experience working in OO languages such as C++, Go, Scala and C#, Node.js
  • Experience with RDBMS or NoSQL databases.
  • Understanding of the cryptographic principles underpinning of Bitcoin 2.0 and Blockchain technologies
  • Unix environment and Bash scripting
  • RESTful API design and implementation and messaging system experience
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and network protocols
  • Understanding of various distributed consensus methodologies (Mining, PoS, Paxos, etc)
  • Understanding of cryptography, including asymmetric (pub/priv key), symmetric, hash functions, encryption/signatures
  • Experience building applications using any of the following (or similar) languages: Python, C, C++, C#, golang, Rust, Haskell, or Erlang
  • Active demonstrable interest in Bitcoin, distributed systems, DHTs or cryptography
  • Knowledge of serverless architecture would be a benefit
  • Strong understanding of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Experience with version control systems (Git)
  • Awareness of NoSQL database technologies
  • Experience of financial markets, OTC derivatives, contracts, IoT, Supply Chain, etc
  • Experience of cryptography such has public key encryption, KMI
  • Experience in Blockchain technologies, P2P and smart contracts
  • Front-end web development skills: HTML5/CSS, Javascript
  • DevOps experience: configuration management, containers, virtualization, continuous integration
  • Opensource advocacy and participation
  • Have a collaborative mind set and enjoy sharing Blockchain knowledge with other developers
  • Have exceptional communication skills and a passion for Blockchain development
  • Ideally some self-taught experience of using Hyperledger or Ethereum.
  • Experience of working with design thinking techniques in iterative sprints is an advantage to this role


Desired Skills

  • Ability to think and operate as a team player
  • Extremely strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to learn complex technologies quickly, work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment


Why Cisco 

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We are Cisco



We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!

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