Software Engineer at FOAM

1608 days ago
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About the Job

At FOAM, our mission is to build a consensus driven map of the world where all location data is secure and verified. In joining us, you will take part in transforming the way that location is used and understood across global systems by introducing a protocol for Proof of Location. The Foamspace team is a highly technical, globally distributed team with headquarters at New Lab, a hub for revolutionary technology companies in Brooklyn, New York. We are passionate about open-source software and decentralized technology's potential to act as an equalizing force in the world. Our technology is and will be deployed by a wide array of projects at the cutting edge of internet and economic advancement.

FOAM leverages the power of the Ethereum blockchain and low power radio devices to provide location verification for crowdsourced places. The FOAM proof of location protocol is an alternative to GPS with inbuilt security features that make it harder to manipulate or take offline.
Maps and location services solve real life problems when theyโ€™re in the hands of the people who use them everyday. We put the community first, rewarding everyone for the value they create. Think youโ€™re up to the challenge? If fast paced and constantly evolving work drives you as much as it drives us, get in touch.

As a software engineer at FOAM you will work on the architecture and design of Proof of Location which touches on hardware, consensus engines and blockchain scaling solutions.


- Research and drive high-level decisions about the FOAM protocol architecture, incentive structures, and features
- Spec, implement, test, and audit protocol upgrades and additions
- Work effectively with a high degree of autonomy, within a collaboratively minded team
- Keep abreast of the nascent and rapidly evolving blockchain space, and introduce innovative functionality
- Collaborate cross-functionally with other teams in the space


- Deep understanding of blockchain technology and cryptoeconomic protocols
- Ability to write very high-quality, well-tested code
- The ability to learn and adapt to a rapidly evolving tech stack
- Passionate about blockchain technology and the mission of FOAM
- Exhibit our core values: do the right thing, consistently ship, and focus on long-term impact
- We have a strong preference for candidates who have contributed to open-source projects in the past

Please include the following in your resume and cover letter:
- Links to online profiles you use (GitHub, Twitter, etc)
- A description of your work history
- Any publicly viewable code that you have written and published to the blockchain
- Why you are excited about FOAM


Preferred: Knowledge of Solidity, assembly, and the EVM. - Familiar with Go standard library and tooling, glide dependency management, test coverage.


$100k โ€“ $160k/Yr + Equity

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