The Solana Foundation is a non-profit foundation based in Zug, Switzerland, dedicated to the adoption, decentralization, and security of the Solana network. The Solana Foundation is working to realize a world where individuals own their data, use permissionless networks, and transfer information freely around the world.
The Ecosystem Engineering team is a horizontal team of strategically deployed engineers that live at the intersection of business, technology, and innovation in the Solana ecosystem. We support teams small and large by providing technical guidance, architecture review, and maximize our leverage by driving adoption of technical public goods through code and coordination.
We’re looking for a technical lead to drive adoption of standards, specifications, and conventions throughout the entire Solana network from nodes all the way to wallets! This role will also assist infrastructure-related ecosystem teams in achieving their business goals within the Solana ecosystem.
To be successful in this role
You will be:
Driving feature development: you’ll be the subject-matter expert for the RPC nodes on Solana and how they operate and provide input on new features and processes.
Supporting ecosystem teams and prospective builders: you will be the technical point-of-contact for infrastructure and analytics teams in (or exploring) the Solana ecosystem
Interfacing with developers: you will be collaborating directly with developers building on Solana to provide architecture review, collect their feedback, and inform protocol development.
You ideally have:
5+ years working in infrastructure- or platform-focused teams building out distributed systems at scale.
Established experience with infrastructure tooling like Docker, K8s, IaC and cloud infrastructure
Experience writing complex SQL and building data pipelines and models, preferably in DBT
Extensive experience designing and operating APIs
A deep interest in the impact of blockchain technologies
Experience working with the Solana protocol
Have operated (or currently operate) a validator / miner for any blockchain
Have experience contributing to open-source projects