Senior Engineer, Database Specialist

Senior Engineer, Database Specialist

Job Description

As a member of the Cerc, Inc. engineering team, you will contribute to the creation of a new L2 blockchain and a data marketplace addressing a vast and growing market. You will contribute code and review others’ code on projects spanning multiple technologies.

The product is nearing launch readiness, and your challenge will be to study and understand the overall architecture and our unique innovations, while contributing immediate value to known problem areas, such as database optimization.

Your deep expertise in databases (relational eg. PostgreSQL, key-value eg. LevelDB), and database scalability (optimization, clustering, consensus algorithms) will allow you to make immediate contributions to the software and set the future directions to facilitate our success on the market and ensuing growth.

You will write and review code in GoLang, Typescript, and Python, are fluent with Git, are accustomed to remote work, and have worked on small teams in a startup environment in the past.

About Cerc, Inc.

The source of proof (truth).

Cerc, Inc. is a core contributor to the Laconic Network, with a mission to accelerate blockchain interoperability and adoption by providing DApp developers and users with greater access to verifiable data.

We’re building a novel way of storing Ethereum and other blockchain data in PostgreSQL with IPFS and IPLD. We’re looking for a PostgreSQL database expert to help us complete the product vision and scale it to handle the needs of growing Web3 and DApp demands.


  • Expertise with relational and key-value databases. This includes deep knowledge of query and storage optimization, scalability and clustering, various consensus mechanisms and consistency guarantees, and monitoring.
  • Ability to use Docker and Kubernetes, and to maintain complex development environments.
  • Proficiency with Linux operating systems and tools (eg. bash, jq).
  • Understanding of blockchain infrastructure.
  • Understanding of basic elements of cryptography (eg. hashing algorithms, Merkle DAGs, Fraud Proofs.
  • Adherence to best practices in cybersecurity.

Job Requirements

  • Analyze and optimize database performance and scalability (mostly PostgreSQL).
  • Write production code in Golang, some Typescript and Python, and possibly Rust.
  • Review and test code from colleagues and external sources.
  • Degree in CS, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience managing large databases with complex queries.

Job Responsibilities

  • Database administration and optimization.
  • Write, review, and test production code primarily in Golang, with further important components being written in Python and Typescript.
  • Cross-team collaboration to coordinate safe, efficient releases.
  • Perform root cause analysis for production and testnet errors.
  • Investigate and resolve technical issues.

Bonus Points

  • Ideal working times are aligned with UTC−05:00 (Eastern).
  • Understanding of the Cosmos SDK.
  • Understanding of Ethereum clients (eg. Geth).
  • This is the ground floor, the elevator is going up.

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