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Rust Engineer

Space and Time

Space and Time

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2022
At Space and Time, we are solving Web3’s toughest data analytics challenges at planetary scale with decentralized, peer-to-peer technology. We are building the data foundation of Web3: a fully decentralized and community-operated data warehouse, using novel cryptography to connect tamperproof query results directly to smart contracts. This enables joining trustless on-chain and off-chain data in a single platform, allowing Web3 developers to build new use cases quickly. Our team is growing fast, backed by the top L1 blockchains and VCs, as well as enterprise partners such as Microsoft and Samsung NEXT.
A career at Space and Time is lucrative, fast-paced, and very creative. We value you (and all your ideas) like family and we bring an endless supply of perks. This includes flexible workweeks + flexible vacation, add-on bonuses for hard work, we attend exciting events/conferences/parties, we’re headquartered on the beach near LA (but don’t mind you working remote), and most importantly- we provide analytics technology to the largest dApps, DAOs, DeFi/DEXs, GameFi, NFT platforms, enterprises, etc. We are committed to growing a diverse and welcoming team in a safe space to be yourself and learn from the most innovative minds in blockchain and data warehousing. Help us invent the first truly decentralized data platform!
As a Sr. Software Engineer focused on Rust development within our Consensus Protocol Engineering team you will be joining highly skilled engineers, cryptographers, and researchers responsible for developing BFT consensus algorithms for Space and Time’s next generation data platform. You will collaborate with the rest of your team, other Space and Time teams to implement and test the core consensus algorithm. You will play a critical role as part of our core team and will have significant impact and influence over the direction of our technology.
The US salary range for this full-time position is $122,000-$172,000. In addition to your base salary, your total compensation package will include a targeted annual bonus, RSU, and benefits.
Individual base pay depends on various factors, such as the complexity and responsibility of the role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.


  • Writing production ready Rust code to build an efficient resilient BFT consensus algorithm
  • Developing supporting tools, performance benchmarks/metrics and tests in Rust and/or other langugages
  • Receive and provide code reviews, write documentation, and tests
  • Codifying best practices for future reuse in the form of accessible, reusable patterns, templates, and code bases to facilitate future growth
  • Working with engineering leadership to define, prioritize, and ensure smooth deployments with other operational components

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, math or related technical field. Masters or PhD is a plus.
  • 3+ years software engineering experience
  • Experience programming with Rust (or at least C++ and willing to quickly learn Rust)
  • Nice to have: experience building and testing cryptographic techniques, commitment schemes, or database designs
  • Nice to have: experience architecting or developing SNARKs
  • Nice to have: familiarity of Apache Arrow or other in-memory columnar formats
  • Nice to have: familiarity of smart contract development for Solana


  • Ultra competitive salaries
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, disability/life insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Aggressive bonus structure and/or Space and Time token allocations (similar to stock options)Very flexible PTO and paid holidays and flexible workweek
  • Very flexible remote work options
  • A massive list of perks including discretionary add-on bonuses for hard work, attending exciting events/conferences/parties, we’re headquartered on the beach near LA (but don’t mind you working remote)
  • Notice to Third Party Recruitment/Staffing Agencies:
    Space and Time Labs, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruiters or employment agencies without a binding, fully executed, written agreement. Any written or verbal communication with any person within Space and Time Labs, Inc. does not create a binding agreement.
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