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Tech Lead | Core Protocol

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Toronto, CA
  • 300K - 800K USD a year

About Berachain:

Berachain is a high-performance, EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) compatible, Layer 1 blockchain built on the Cosmos SDK. We're a young, world-class team of experts in computer science, type theory, economic game theory, risk management and enterprise development. Our team combines traditional experience in building and scaling teams at technology companies like Apple, Coinbase, IBM and Y-Combinator with crypto native experience from some of DeFi’s most impactful protocols.  We're all highly passionate about Web3, Toybox and building infrastructure to bring decentralized finance to the masses. Our core engineering team is based in Toronto. Here at Berachain, you’ll be joining a world-class team of experienced founders, engineers and researchers passionate about designing sustainable economic and blockchain systems. We’re well funded by a group of leading digital asset investors, hedge funds, centralized exchange venture arms and strategic angels. 

We are looking for self-starters and mission driven individuals to join us as we build the future of decentralized finance. The ideal candidate for this role takes initiative and ownership over their work, thrives in a fast-paced and highly collaborative in-person environment, and is capable of rapidly adapting to evolving needs as required. 


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.

  • Strong knowledge of software development best practices, including Agile methodologies, code reviews, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD).

  • Experience with the Cosmos SDK, Tendermint etc.

  • Familiarity with blockchain technologies and concepts (smart contracts, governance, wallet transactions, Cosmos SDK, etc).

  • Deep understanding of computer science fundamentals including networking, storage, operating system, data structures, transpilers/compilers, etc.;

  • Experience in creating microservices for such systems as Kubernetes, Ansible, Docker, Terraform

  • Experience in an agile development environment;

  • Proficiency in popular programming languages, such as JavaScript and Go.

  • Knowledge of UNIX network stack (TCP / IP, HTTP);

  • Experience with gRPC;

  • Experience with git.

Nice to have:

  • Interest in the topics of proof-of-stake, consensus algorithms, decentralized exchanges, public-key cryptography, etc.

  • Past contributions to the Cosmos-SDK and/or Tendermint Core

  • You are passionate about blockchain, have used DeFi Apps and believe in the opportunity of decentralization and blockchains to change how the financial world works today.


  • Developing and enforcing high-quality coding standards across the engineering team to ensure the development of a robust and secure blockchain & its applications.

  • Managing the entire software development life cycle, from ideation to release, ensuring timely and high-quality deliverables.

  • Collaborating with various stakeholders, including product managers, developers, and business teams to define project requirements and translate them into technical solutions.

  • Managing releases, ensuring proper version control, and maintaining documentation for seamless deployments.

  • Mentoring and guiding team members, providing technical expertise, and promoting skill development.

  • Staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the blockchain and crypto industry to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.