Researcher / Engineer in Distributed Systems

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France expand job description ↓


About iExec

iExec is a cutting-edge Blockchain startup headquartered in Lyon, France.

We are building the future of the Internet, nothing less ! By combining Blockchain and Cloud, our technology offers the first distributed marketplace to monetize servers, applications, storage and other services directly on the Ethereum Blockchain.

At iExec, we are pioneers of Cloud decentralization, and the adventure is just beginning! After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the iExec team is expanding rapidly. We are looking for the best developers, researchers and marketers to join an ambitious project and actively participate in the Blockchain revolution.

THE ROLE: Researcher / Engineer in Distributed Systems

  • Conduct cutting edge research in distributed system under the direction of CTO and CSO.
  • Interact with the development team to understand requirements, implement and present results.
  • Be a thought leader and scientific and technology evangelist and collaborate with marketing to promote
  • Theoretical and experimental evaluation
  • Progress technology leadership in creative ways in online and offline channels.


Must have proven contributions in one or several of the following topics:

  • distributed algorithms: FT, consensus
  • Middleware for large scale distributed systems (CDN).
  • P2P algorithms (DHT)
  • Byzantine fault tolerance algorithms
  • Blockchain Proof-of-* consensus protocols
  • Programming frameworks for distributed systems (akka)

Skills & Qualification:

  • Programming experience in Linux / Java is highly preferred. Python, Go is good as well.
  • Must have a strong desire to aggressively learn and seek out new relevant technologies
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technology solutions
  • Entrepreneurial and Agile - understands the demands of a working on a platform
  • Ability to be both; a leader and hands on “doer”
  • Very good written as well as verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Doctorate degree in Computer Science or proven innovation records.


  • Bitcoin distribution based on performance
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commuter, sports and culture benefits
  • Fully stocked beverage bar, weekly happy hours

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