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OpenLaw | Brooklyn | Full Stack Developers and Product Manager | REMOTE | https://new.consensys.net/careers/

OpenLaw is a ConsenSys spoke that has built the first “smart” legal agreements. We’re using blockchain technology to reimagine the future of commerce and the $160 billion transactional legal market.


About Us:

At its core, OpenLaw is a multi-module blockchain-based protocol and markup language to prepare, manage, and execute smart legal agreements. Using the OpenLaw protocol you can seamlessly execute a range of commercial transactions, store digital signatures on a blockchain, and execute smart contracts.

We use Scala as our main programming language with JavaScript / React for our frontend. Our backend uses LevelDB, and Ethereum to store, search, and verify data. We are product driven and committed to open source. That means our end goal is to the deliver the best and fastest product possible for our users and to do so in a community driven manner.

At OpenLaw you must balance passion for the technology while knowing when and how to focus the conversation on our users. At OpenLaw we enjoy an open and inclusive culture, competitive benefits, and the freedom to explore and experiment. We are always iterating and improving our work, the culture, and ourselves.

If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

ConsenSys's team is international, as is OpenLaw's. Currently, our team works from the US; South America, Europe, and Asia. Feel free to inquire to see if we can support your location.

FULL STACK DEVELOPER (Scala experience a must!) (5 slots available)


PRODUCT MANAGER (1 slot available)


Please feel free to send your resume and/or cover letter directly to me at jacqueline.outka@consensys.net. Or, if applying through the ConsenSys site linked above, note that HN brought you there.

The author says, "I have no idea who the article exists for because I'm not sure that person actually exists: someone with enough knowledge to comprehend dense physics formulations that doesn't also already understand the electroweak interaction or that doesn't already have, like, access to a textbook about it."

As a point of contrast, I'm sitting next to just such a person - my partner. He grew up in the inner-city and doesn't have a college degree, but has self-taught himself a number of high-level technical and other subjects using Wikipedia as a primary resource. To give him credit, he is very self-motivated and willing to read carefully in order to fully understand a subject.

That being said, I doubt he is the only such person. It seems a bit presumptuous of the author to assume that there is no one without high-level academic training who is willing to take the time to understand a technical Wikipedia article.

In addition, when the author says (in his comment below), "However, your beautiful and correct definition of A depends on C, which depends on B, which depends on A. So your reader has to understand C in order to grasp A and A in order to grasp C. This pitfall has nothing to do with necessary complexity -- not avoiding it is simply bad didactics", he is almost critiquing the idea of concepts that depend on other concepts. It is very difficult to define something well in isolation from its component topics. For example, when my partner started to read about the RSA algorithm, he had to go back to read about modular arithmetic so as to understand the math behind the algorithm. He then worked out the math on paper to more fully understand it. There is no way to explain how the RSA algorithm works in-depth without referring to prior subjects, and the same is true for many other subjects, including the very subject of the article - elitism. In order to understand the concept of elitism, you need to understand what an elite is and what social class is. It wouldn't make sense to explain elitism without those prerequisites. So the author's article actually ends up disproving his own point.

Location: CT

Remote: Yes

Willing to relocate: Yes (Boston area)

Technologies: Python, Scala, Rust, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, Linux

Résumé/CV: https://outka.xyz/docs/resume.pdf

Email: jacqueline@outka.xyz

I am a history major turned software developer who spent the past two years working on an additive manufacturing startup I co-founded. I'm willing to learn whatever is needed, at any level of the stack, to contribute to your team's success. I am interested in contract projects as well as full-time positions. My GitHub is https://github.com/outkaj.

Which positions are open to remote candidates? (Your website says "San Francisco" for all).

We'll consider remote for anything posted besides the Apprentice level web developer role.

To clarify after checking your website, all remote positions require 20% time onsite - is that correct?


Do you sponsor visas?

I didn't run this by HR, but I would say it's very likely. Finland in general is very welcoming for this kind of things, so I don't see any obstacle to it.

But please get in touch so we can figure something out! :)

For more info: http://www.migri.fi/working_in_finland/an_employee_and_work/...

Thanks for the quick reply! :)

Kira Systems in Toronto uses it across the stack (web server, backend data processing, and platform API and SDK, according to their website). Their product analyzes contracts using machine learning.

Heads up that both of your links return "Page not found" (at least for me).

Thanks for letting us know. We'll fix this ASAP. :)


I applied for this position when it was posted about a month ago (iirc) and am still very interested - should I re-apply?


Jacqueline Outka

I was told a few weeks ago that they are not looking for entry-level engineers at the moment, though this may now have changed. Good luck!

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