Hiring The Ultimate Blockchain Engineer

We frequently receive requests from our clients to help them structure their job description for hiring a Blockchain Engineer.

So we decided to write a job description ourselves.

We proudly present to you the “Ultimate Blockchain Engineer”


You must have an understanding of:

  • Algorithms
  • Bitcoin: transaction scripting, differences between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptography: Asymmetric (pub/priv key), symmetric, hash functions, encryption/signatures
  • Distributed consensus methodologies: mining, PoW Paxos, DpoS
  • Distributed ledger technologies: Solidity, Truffle, Infura, Geth, Parity, Quoru, Kotlin
  • Data structures & security

You must know one or more of these languages:

  • Python, C, C++, C#, Golang, Rust, Haskell / Erlang, Javascript, Scala, Clojure

On the front-end you can work with:

  • React, Redux, Vue, Angular, CSS, Node 

On the back-end you can work with:

  • Redis, Consul
  • Cloud services like AWS or Azure
  • And these database and storage systems:
  • Databases: SQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
  • Distributed storages: IPFS, Swarm, or Sia
  • Container storages: Docker/Docker Compose, Kubernetes

Additionally, you have:

  • Experience in blockchain platforms such as Ethereum, Hyperledger, or Corda
  • Experience with off-chain frameworks
  • Experience in asynchronous programming
  • Experience in the design & development of REST APIs
  • Hands on experience developing APIs and SDKs
  • High quality and test-oriented code
  • A deep understanding of blockchain technology & cryptoeconomic protocols
  • A passion for distributed systems that are stable and scalable

You should:

  • Have a university degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Be familiar with open-source software
  • Have an active GitHub profile and willingness to contribute to community
  • Understand the ICO and token creation processes
  • Understand the blockchain start-up culture

Your personality lets you:

  • Deal with ambiguity and high-stress environments
  • Communicate well with both technical and non-technical teams
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with other developers


Need help finding a Blockchain Engineer? Or are you an engineer looking for a new project?

Reach out to us at: team@crypto-talent.com