Working at Horizen Labs

Product Engineer Lead / Sr Software Architect (Austin) Austin


We’re looking for a creative software engineer that is eager to design and take to market next-generation blockchain technologies that are accessible to users and businesses around the world.

The opportunity

  • Build technology for a highly competitive market
  • Build your own dream team of talented software engineers
  • Engage and manage a team of software engineers, including task planning and code reviews
  • Have technical ownership of the product

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related technical discipline or equivalent practical experience
  • 10 years of relevant work experience, including technical management of software developers and system administrators/architects
  • Experience designing and implementing distributed systems
  • Excellent C++, Java Golang, or similar general-purpose programming language. Some experience in functional programming languages like Scala
  • You are passionate about the promise of blockchain technology
  • You aren’t afraid of working in a fast paced environment, understanding when to ask for help or when to pull up your sleeves to get stuff done

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Master’s, PhD degree or experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field
  • 12 years of relevant hands-on technical management experience of software developers and systems administrators/architects
  • 5 years of experience in leading highly-complex, technically challenging, cross-functional software oriented projects from inception to delivery
  • Track record of individual technical achievement
  • Experience with two or more general purpose programming languages including, but not limited to: Java, C++, Python, JavaScript
  • Experience developing accessible technologies Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed

If you join us you’ll get

  • Opportunity to build your dream team and participate in building cutting edge technology that will disrupt many other industries
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off -- we care most about results
  • Performance-based bonus pool
  • Participate in employee stock option plan

Who we are

Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology startup that enables businesses to build distributed ledger solutions that are fast, secure, private and scalable. We recently raised $4 million from some of the industry’s top thought leaders, including Digital Currency Group and Liberty City Ventures. We provide a seamless way for businesses to incorporate customized digital ledger technology into their operations, removing a significant barrier to blockchain adoption and advancing the industry as a whole.

Our proprietary sidechain deployment tool utilizes Horizen’s highly secure, privacy-focused, public infrastructure.