The MIT Digital Currency Initiative is looking for a software engineer (remote-friendly) to help build the future of money. Our existing financial system is slow, expensive, and deeply unfair. We need a new financial system that serves everyone instead of just wealthy institutions, and digital cash could be its base layer. This new role will work with research scientists and developers at the DCI to design and implement open source software for a retail central bank digital currency, collaborating closely with a team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Working at MIT, this is a chance to help build the money of the future. We're looking for a software engineer who can work with students, developers, and researchers to bring cash into the internet era.
We welcome U.S.-based remote or Cambridge/Boston-based remote applicants. Our team is currently 100% remote, and during non-pandemic times, closer to 50%. Our office is in the Media Lab on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA. We can provide pay that is competitive for university developer and research roles. This is a one-year, 50% to full-time (negotiable) benefits-eligible position. The position is not eligible for visa sponsor visas. We anticipate a start date in early 2021.
MIT Digital Currency Initiative is comprised of researchers and developers building cryptocurrency and blockchain technology software. Our mission is to empower people by making it as easy to move value as it is to move information. We have been one of the leading institutions building Bitcoin software since our founding in 2015, and we have been thinking about central bank digital currency since 2016. We contribute to and participate in the open source cryptocurrency community via talks, software, code review, and published papers. All our work is open-source.
This is position is for one year with the possibility of extension.
Reports to Director, Digital Currency Initiative
To apply, go to https://hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID#19284.
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