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This is an exciting and challenging role on the Ockam Team. You will be responsible for building core components and generalized interfaces in the Ockam Rust Library. Modularity and loose coupling are important design goals for our libraries and in this role you will lead that effort. You will also get to work with some of the most popular open source communities in the edge and IoT ecosystems.  The primary language we utilize in this layer of the stack is Rust, however, you will have the opportunity to utilize or learn C, Elixir and Java at Ockam. Cryptography protocols are utilized throughout the Ockam stack, so whether this is an area of experience or experimentation in your past, you will be challenged. Ockam is a small and extremely senior team. This role involves architecture, interface design, writing code and, responsibility for testing and documentation. Everyone on the Ockam team takes responsibility for their parts from end-to-end, including the creation of long term objectives, issues in GitHub, task management, and summaries of key results.


  • Architecture and API design in the Rust language

  • Git and GitHub's workflow

  • Modern CI/CD pipelines and DevOps

  • Building complex code bases

  • Individual and collaborative project management leadership


  • 10+ years of engineering experience

  • Building with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Provisioning and operating large-scale cloud services in AWS, Azure or Google Cloud

  • Consuming and contributing to open source codebases

  • The basics of cryptography and PKI

  • Comfort switching between multiple programming languages


  • This is an architect role (Level 6 or 7) at Ockam.

  • For more information about Role Levels at Ockam, [click here for our guide].

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