Chainlink Labs

Data Platm Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

Be the data engineer powering the solutions to a unique data challenge – making eventually consistent blockchain data accessible and easy to work with for a quickly scaling organization. The real-time streaming platform at Chainlink Labs powers monitoring and alerting, web applications, and data science & analytics for all Chainlink Labs products. You will have a significant impact as we grow the Chainlink ecosystem and ensure the best experience for our internal consumers of real-time data.

You’ll develop and build highly scalable, secure, and reliable software that will change the way smart contracts function at a fundamental level. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and master the latest research concerning distributed systems, cryptography, blockchains, game theory, consensus algorithms, and decentralized applications.

You will be given a high level of autonomy/ownership over your projects, the opportunity to expand your scope of knowledge, and the chance to help build the decentralized infrastructure of the future.

Your Impact

    • Lead the design and deployment of data pipelines that power our real time data ingestion services
    • Make recommendations to ensure sufficient metrics are collected to create alerts with every new feature release
    • Thinking creatively about attack vectors, possible failures, and disaster scenarios, modeling them in reproducible test environments, and developing fixes
    • Implementing resilient distributed systems to achieve extremely high reliability in a variety of blockchain environments


    • 5+ years of professional experience as a software engineer, data engineer, or DevOps engineer
    • Experience with Kafka required
    • Deep knowledge of go or Kafka Streams apps (including Java/the JVM) a plus
    • Experience with real-time analytics databases, such as, Apache Pinot, Druid, ClickHouse, or Rockset is a plus
    • Experience with OLAP technologies, such as, Presto/Trino, Spark, Hadoop, Athena, or BigQuery is a plus
    • Experience administering Kafka Connect, Confluent Platform, and/or Kubernetes is a plus
    • Experience with test-driven development and the use of testing frameworks
    • Strong communication skills, specifically giving/receiving constructive feedback in a collaborative setting


    • Experience in Golang or any other strongly-typed programming language
    • Experience in blockchain and other Web 3.0 technologies
    • Experience working with a globally distributed team

Our Principles

At Chainlink Labs, we’re committed to the key operating principles of ownership, focus, and open dialogue. We practice complete ownership, where everyone goes the extra mile to own outcomes into success. We understand that unflinching focus is a superpower and is how we channel our activity into technological achievements for the benefit of our entire ecosystem. We embrace open dialogue and critical feedback to arrive at an accurate and truthful picture of reality that promotes both personal and organizational growth.

About Chainlink Labs

Chainlink is the industry standard oracle network for connecting smart contracts to the real world. With Chainlink, developers can build hybrid smart contracts that combine on-chain code with an extensive collection of secure off-chain services powered by Decentralized Oracle Networks. Managed by a global, decentralized community of hundreds of thousands of people, Chainlink is introducing a fairer model for contracts. Its network currently secures billions of dollars in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance, and gaming ecosystems, among others. The full vision of the Chainlink Network can be found in the Chainlink 2.0 whitepaper. Chainlink is trusted by hundreds of organizations—from global enterprises to projects at the forefront of the blockchain economy—to deliver definitive truth via secure, reliable data.  

This role is location agnostic anywhere in the world, but we ask that you overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).

We are a fully distributed team and have the tools and benefits to support you in your remote work environment.

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