clients Nillion

Senior Blockchain Engineer


Europe, EST hours

Job Type






Skill Set


Devops Sysadmin

Job Details

If you enjoy solving challenging technical problems, having an impact on a fast-paced remotely managed engineering team and like being surrounded by inspiring coworkers, then keep reading!

We bring to life fast, permissionless, decentralized computation. The Nillion team are looking for talented software engineers to build a new paradigm in decentralized computing with the aim of redefining network computation on private data.

As a Blockchain Engineer at Nillion you will architect, design, build, test and deploy infrastructure related to the blockchain layer used within the NMC Network as well as integrate blockchain technologies from the greater ecosystem with our systems

We work in an environment where tangibility and flexibility are key attributes that help us innovate. Our engineering team embodies those qualities, bringing clarity and direction to help move new ideas forward. If you enjoy keeping up to speed on current technological trends, and have an interest in crypto and security - get in touch!

We are a remote-first organization looking to build an engineering team primarily focused on European and US East Coast time zones. Some travel may be required.


  • Experience leading projects in one or more of the existing Blockchain Technologies – e.g. Hyperledger Fabric, Solana, Polkadot, Ethereum
  • Current knowledge and understanding of cryptocurrency markets, ecosystem and ethos
  • Ability to develop software in Solidity
  • Interface with stakeholders, executive and technical leadership for roadmap alignment between customer and development teams technology decisions on behalf of the Nillion team
  • Progress report delivery
  • Own the delivery of blockchain/token development capabilities to enable our product roadmap
  • Has previous experience leading or managing an engineering team with at least 3 years of general engineering experience
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about cryptocurrencies and the DLT space
  • Have highly effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Have hired and built a blockchain engineering team with an eye for talent and closing incredible candidates
  • Strong capability to interface with internal and external stakeholders in order to make our blockchain / token visions a reality
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or another technical discipline from a top university or equivalent relevant experience
  • Strong grasp of large scale technology architectures and data flows

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience working in an agile software development organization
  • Strong platform or customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems at scale
  • Graduate degree (MS/PhD) a plus but not required
  • 8+ years of relevant job experience

Nice to Have

  • Experience with Rust, Golang, node.js
  • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes/Openshift technologies
  • Experience in the financial markets / software
  • Knowledge of cryptography (PKI, digital signatures, ZKP, SMPC)
  • Experience with ring mining or referral token programs in growing a blockchain enabled business
  • Experience working in an agile Software Development environment

Engineering Culture

We expect technical members of the Nillion team to have or be the following:

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced startup environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability find and integrate knowledge quickly
  • Excellent work ethic with the ability to work independently and with a bias towards action
  • Be incredibly technically curious about how things work or how to do things a better way
  • Good at providing valuable feedback on architecture or code reviews with team members
  • Ability to work with a cross-functional and globally distributed team
  • Good at coaching and being coached
  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with a keen attention to detail
  • Great at providing simple and extensible abstractions to complex systems


  • Flexible working hours to accommodate lifestyles and a globally distributed team
  • Competitive Salary and Token Compensation; acquire Nll tokens as part of your bonus
  • Make a big impact as a early contributor to an incredible founding team
  • Work on new problems in an incredible emerging and dynamic field
  • Learn from systems engineering, cryptography, and finance domain experts in a mentorship-oriented work culture
  • You don’t need to be in an office or at a desk to have an impact anymore! We are fully remote, but value regular meet-ups.

If this sounds like it could be a good fit and you’d like to find out more, hit apply below and submit your CV! If you don’t have a CV to hand, you can always download your LinkedIn profile and use that (click “More…” on your LinkedIn profile then “Save to PDF” 💡).

Nillion is committed to shaping a better world in all that we do. Our global team is built based on respect, inclusivity, diversity and excellence.