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Software Engineer, Rust



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

About the role

Aleo is seeking dedicated Rust engineers to help build the world’s leading developer platform for zero-knowledge applications.

As an Aleo software engineer, you will join a small team and maintain the Aleo protocol. This may include the blockchain node (snarkOS), the virtual machine (snarkVM), and programming language (Leo). You will be tasked with designing new specifications, implementing new features, maintaining existing features, and shipping production-ready code. You should have a passion for open-source software and understand that your code will be widely used on a decentralized network. You should care about privacy in the digital age and have a desire to contribute to the space.

Candidate must be located in the SF Bay area.


  • Build, test, and ship customer-facing services and products in Rust and web languages.

  • Design, develop, deploy, and operate technical architecture and systems.

  • Identify opportunities to improve existing systems/workflows for performance, speed, and accuracy.

  • Work with engineers, designers, and leadership to turn our product and technical vision into deliverables each quarter.

  • Write high-quality, well-tested code to meet the needs of your customers.


  • Proficiency in Rust.

  • Ability to clearly communicate and document your thoughts and code.

Nice to have

  • At least 3 years of experience in software engineering, including 1 year of Rust development.

  • A foundation in blockchain concepts and, ideally, experience contributing to or working on a blockchain project.

  • Experience with cryptography solutions and libraries and familiarity with existing zero-knowledge solutions.

  • Experience going rapid growth in your company (from startup to mid-size).

  • A degree in Computer Science or a background in low-level systems programming and distributed systems design.

Salary & Benefits

  • $150K—$265K plus an equity package — determined through the interview process after a review of experience, knowledge, skills, as well as alignment with market data.

  • Monthly budget for expenses relating to working in a remote environment (home office setup & supplies, transportation, fitness & personal well-being, continued learning, etc.).

  • Comprehensive, top-tier healthcare coverage.

  • Flexible vacation policy.

  • Ability to attend major industry conferences and global events at the company’s expense.

  • Regular team off-sites and retreats.

‍Aleo is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. Aleo does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. Aleo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.‍

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