Software Engineering Graduate Internship, Blockchain Core - Summer 2024

Job Category
Palo Alto

Aptos is a people-first blockchain on a mission to help billions of people achieve universal and fair access to decentralized assets in a safe and scalable way. Founded by some of the original creators and maintainers that researched, designed, and built the Diem blockchain to serve this purpose, we have dedicated several years toward this mission. We believe the open-source Diem technology we have developed is an important foundation of a safe and scalable web3 world where everyone has more equitable opportunities to grow and access financial assets with lower fees and fewer intermediaries.   Aptos (Ohlone for "The People") encompasses our mission and ethos for why we build. About The Role Our team in Palo Alto, CA, is looking for interns pursuing Masters or PhDs to join us in bringing the benefits of decentralization to the masses. You'll join the Blockchain Core team and work alongside other engineers and researchers to solve complex problems in scalability, performance, reliability, and decentralization of Aptos L1. Our interns are critical contributors to our Open Source products. Projects you may be working on: Horizontally scaling the blockchain to increase the TPS multifold Improve the tooling to generate transaction load and benchmark TPS Produce a high-quality research paper on blockchain execution sharding What we’re looking for: You are pursuing a Master or Doctorate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field You have strong computer science fundamentals (distributed computing, data structures & algorithms, etc) specific to the projects you are applying for in above Experience with a low-level programming languages such as Rust or C/C++ You excel in executing independent research and coding up your solution You want to work in a fast-paced environment that values its employees and customers You are excited about the benefits of decentralization and curious about blockchain/web3 technology You are available to complete a 3-month internship starting in May/June 2024 and work at our Palo Alto, CA office The base salary range for this full-time position is $156k - $185k annualized. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and typical maximum target for new hire salaries for the position of a candidate based in the Bay Area at any level. We do hire exceptionally talented professionals with decades of experience in their field. As such, our range may be higher than what is displayed. Our base salary ranges are determined by experience and location, and we hire at all levels for multiple roles. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location, job-related skills demonstrated during the interviews, working experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in role postings reflect the base salary only and do not include equity, tokens, or benefits. Our Benefits 100% insurance premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents (US Employees) Equipment of your choice Flexible vacation time, 11 holidays, and floating company days off  Competitive Salary Equity (RSUs) Protocol Token Grants 401k matching (US Employees) Fun and inclusive in-person and digital events Aptos is committed to diversity in the workplace, and we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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