Lead Distributed Systems Engineer

Job Functions:
Software Engineering
Employment Types:
Nashville, TN, USA
110,000 – 130,000 USD per year
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We're looking for a distributed systems engineer who can lead, build, and scale the infrastructure for TIKI's decentralized data ownership platform. We already have 3.5M+ data NFTs from 1k+ active nodes, and that's just the start. In the next year, this person will be responsible for scaling the system to 1 trillion+ data NFTs for tens of millions of users -- an opportunity to truly own and shape a highly impactful system that will change how people interact with their data.

We're looking for someone who can truly drive projects; someone who is deeply technical and highly creative. And, most importantly, someone who can build. Build. build. build. :)

Oh and everything's open source.

Given how significant this role is in product development, there's the hope & expectation that this teammate would grow into a leadership position as the engineering team expands.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Scale the infrastructure of our distributed systems for on chain ownership and consent through client SDKs associated with trillions of NFTs monthly
  • Build secure and efficient data pipelines that can handle _massive_volumes of data
  • Bring a deeply creative approach to building systems that able to handle an extremely fast scaling product and exponential growth in data volume overnight (no joke)
  • Adapt extremely quickly as the volume of data (and users) scales significantly. We will have to rapidly fix breaks/improve on the fly


  • 4+ years of experience working with massive volumes of data
  • Meaningful experience working with distributed systems
  • Experience working with blockchain technology and/or decentralized apps
  • Comfort working in an open-source & entrepreneurial environment
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