Cryptocurrency Engineer - Austin, TX

| Austin, TX
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Unit 410 is an experienced team of security, infrastructure, and cryptocurrency engineers. We empower the largest stakeholders to use their crypto in secure and novel ways. To do so, we build institutional-grade systems and solutions for secure network participation. We’ve long believed in the potential of cryptocurrency and are excited to continue pushing forward the state of the art through industry-leading key generation, encryption, and network participation. As we engineer systems and solutions, we often find pieces that we think should exist. So we build them, and whenever possible share those back with the community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Understand our Networks: Explore and understand current and novel networks down to the lowest level, including their payloads, calls, and how the network comes to consensus.
  • Key Management: Design and integrate key generation and signing capabilities with systems to support newly launched crypto protocols.
  • Aggressively Automate: Novel networks have unique challenges. Design fault tolerant systems first and then aggressively automate tooling as use cases become more well defined.
  • Harden the Entire Stack: Work with internal and external security experts to harden software, hardware, protocols and everything in-between.
  • Identity New Opportunities: Cryptocurrency continues to accelerate. As new use cases become defined, roll forward into emergent protocols and opportunities.


  • Experience working with production environments at any scale.
  • Curiosity to explore new cryptocurrency networks at low levels.
  • Thinks automation-first and excited to replace manual toil with automated systems.
  • Located in Austin, Texas.

Why Unit 410

  • Opportunity to collaborate with some of cryptocurrency’s most experienced engineers and entrepreneurs.
  • A fast moving, collaborative and engineering led environment.
  • Access to scale and resources.

Key Technologies

  • We use the best tools for the job which often include Golang or Rust.
  • Layer 2s, Tendermint, Substrate, Cross Chain Bridges, and other new protocols.
  • System security & hardening.

The base salary range for this position is $100k to $200k. This position is eligible for incentive compensation in the form of a bonus.

Unit 410 is an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Unit 410 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RustLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • DockerFrameworks
    • TerraformFrameworks
    • AnsibleFrameworks
    • BigQueryDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitHubServices
    • GitLabServices
    • Google CloudServices

An Insider's view of Unit 410

What are some social events your company does?

Every 6 months, we have a company offsite for a week and get to bond as a team while enjoying time off together. . While remote, we also make sure to have casual social meetings and celebrations when we launch new networks or accomplish a task. It is a very welcoming and casual vibe, and a good balance of work and play.

Supriya Premkumar

Infrastructure Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We work with interesting, bleeding edge technology and interact with it at a scale very few organizations are. As a result, our participation and feedback can help drive improvement for all stakeholders and have a big impact on the direction of many different of our industry. It is an ideal situation for inquisitive problem solvers!


Head of Research

What are some things you learned at the company?

Ensuring the reliability of our monitoring infrastructure often requires complex testing environments in which we can simulate tail-risk events occurring. Since coming aboard, I have learned how to effectively create these test environments which we use to test and harden our infrastructure.


Site Reliability Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As a leader I prioritize responsiveness over real-time chat and other tools (pull / merge requests). I block multiple times during every day to catch-up on any influx of questions / inbound that requires a response. I live by Inbox Zero and let folks know if I will not respond for a bit and when to expect a response.


Head of Engineering

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We do not have a strict 9-5 schedule, but rather something along the lines of: “do what you need to get done when you can.” The thing I’ve enjoyed most about this is that I’ve been able to shape my schedule according to what works best for me. When I’ve needed a break from work for whatever reason, my team & manager have been very understanding.


Chief of Staff

What are Unit 410 Perks + Benefits

Unit 410 Benefits Overview

Unit 410 has a philosophy of being generous and taking care of our employees so we want to ensure that we are offering the most competitive benefits. You have several options to choose from for Medical, Dental, Vision, and additional benefits.

OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
We offer the highest coverge health care plans and also sponsor fertility benefits.
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available

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