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Blockstack // blockchain tech focused on efficiency, security & privacy
Engineering, Full Time    New York City or Remote    Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Blockstack is a decentralized computing platform. It's the easiest way to build decentralized apps that can scale. More info here.

Blockstack PBC, a public benefit corp, has a mission to enable an open, decentralized internet which will benefit all internet users by giving them more control over information & computation. Blockstack PBC has raised $50M+ in capital to develop core protocols & developer tools for the ecosystem. Being a Public Benefit Corp also means we have goals beyond profit, & that allows us to focus on universal human rights & sharing the value created in our ecosystem.

Blockstack PBC is headquartered in New York City, with a globally distributed team located across Hong Kong, Gambia, Barcelona, Toronto, & Seattle.

We're seeking a technical evangelist to drive awareness & grow adoption of our developer products. Working with the growth team, you'll come up with strategies to share the benefits of building on Blockstack amongst engineers & app founders in the Asia. As an experienced developer, speaker, writer & community leader, you'll be advocating for a new decentralized internet where users have fundamental digital rights, & a world where appsCan't Be Evil.  In this role, you will work closely with developer communities to promote development of apps in the Blockstack ecosystem & grow our open source community.  

You will: 
Promote the adoption of Blockstack tools & network to developers within & out of the Blockchain space. This may entail sharing technical knowledge & use cases for Blockstack amongst developer communities. Help to drive strategy for deep evangelization into other communities of developers working on decentralized applicationsParticipate as a leader in the Blockstack developer communityPartner with our Digital Community Partner, Event Planner & communities across the globe to execute aligned technical eventsPublicly speak at developer conferences, meetups & digital eventsDirectly contribute while soliciting & organizing community contribution to articles, guides, application architecture references, & codeLiaise with internal stakeholders on critical technical alignment - such as engineering & product teamAdvocate for developers internally & provide feedback on real-world pain points in the developer journey

You have:
4+ years of combined experience in either application building, decentralization & distributed systems, other highly technical projects & evangelizing1+ years of Open Source Code Compilation, Debugging & CustomizationDemonstrated experience in technical writing in articles & solution references, slide presentations, technical demonstration scripts or tutorialsExcellent public speaking skills with 1+ years experience presenting to technical audiencesDiplomatic, knows how to engage on opportunities to align activities for mutual benefitComfortable with ambiguity; ready to apply experience & dialog to clarify expectations on-the-flyWilling to travel 50%, discipline to work from anywhere

Preferred Qualifications
Familiar with back-end languages & environments like Python & NodeJS, experience with SQL & other database systemsFamiliar with front-end languages like Javascript with toolkits like ReactUnderstanding of public-private key encryption protocolsExperience  with cloud storage(such as EC2) Experience working for a rapidly scaling start-up Active participation in Open Source communitiesActive on Stack OverflowExperience  in open source software project(s) with 10+ other contributors
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