Protocol Software Developer

Foundry Digital

Foundry Digital

Software Engineering
Rochester, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Welcome to Foundry, a cryptocurrency pioneer dedicated to advancing decentralized infrastructure. At Foundry, we’re not waiting for a decentralized financial future — we’re building it now. By empowering institutions with the tools they need to mine and stake digital assets, we’re thoughtfully driving the industry forward with our team at the center of it all.

If you thrive on innovation, are inspired by the potential of blockchain technology and are passionate about being part of transformative global changes, then we’d love to connect. At Foundry, your skills will find purpose as you contribute to shaping the architecture of a more equitable and interconnected world through blockchain technology. Come be a vital member of the Foundry team, where your contributions will help empower a decentralized future.

DESCRIPTION: The Protocol Software Developer is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team at Foundry, a subsidiary of the blockchain industry’s most prolific and active investor, Digital Currency Group. Reporting to the VP of AI, the Protocol Software Developer will support emerging projects in the realm of AI and blockchain technologies by designing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions.

This is a rare invitation to join a small, highly professional entrepreneurial group, with the backing of the most established player in the fast-growing crypto space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Discover, build, and maintain protocol solutions which combine the power of AI and blockchain technologies. You will work at the forefront of research & development, collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive the evolution of emerging protocols.


  • Design, develop, and optimize protocols tailored to the unique requirements of AI and blockchain applications.
  • Implement and test protocol enhancements, ensuring compatibility, scalability, and security.
  • Collaborate with researchers, data scientists, and blockchain experts o conceptualize and prototype novel solutions.
  • Contribute to open-source projects and engage with developer community to gather feedback and iterate on protocol designs.
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, best practices, and regulatory requirements related to AI and blockchain protocols.

Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or closely related field.
  • 2+ years experience in software development.
  • Proficiency in programming languages, mainly python.
  • Proficient with software engineering design principles.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to thrice in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience and/or knowledge with the Bittensor Network
  • Machine learning experience using frameworks (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow)
  • Experience with containerization / Kubernetes
  • Knowledge regarding cryptocurrency and/or blockchain principles
  • Passion for decentralization and exploring new technologies

The salary range for this role is $100,000 - $140,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This range only includes base compensation and does not include other tangible benefits such as 401K match, bonuses, overtime pay, and other benefits.


  • The chance to work in a fast-paced and fun start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Competitive base salary, potential bonus and incentive compensation
  • Unlimited PTO / Flexible time off - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Professional development budget with flexibility for personal and professional growth
  • Outstanding health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability coverage (Not available for India positions)
  • 401K plan with company contribution (Bermuda: Private pension plan with company contribution, Not available for India positions)
  • Flexible spending programs for medical and dependent care (Not available for Bermuda/India positions)
  • Paid parental leave


Foundry takes pride in an environment which prioritizes our people. We insist that our people first culture builds the framework for all business operations.

Employees have ample opportunities to voice thoughts, opinions, and ideas through weekly companywide meetings, monthly townhalls, and team outings and events.

We emphasize the importance of each individual through engagement, teamwork, inclusion, and diversity efforts.

Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factors protected under federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

At Foundry, we are working toward a common goal of empowering a decentralized infrastructure. Our team is passionate about the future of finance and is looking for other like-minded individuals who share in this vision. While we are inclusive and diverse in workforce and style, we all agree that digital assets will change the world.

Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital currency mining and staking industry.

As a Digital Currency Group company, Foundry taps unparalleled institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to provide North American bitcoin miners and global manufacturers with the resources to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.