Senior Blockchain Architect | Animoca Brands

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Large animoca brands with halo


Senior Blockchain Architect Wanted

Full time

Hong Kong

Software engineer

starting date : 2019-12-20

Animoca Brands can provide a visa.


At Animoca Brands, we understand the value of content. Working with global brands over the years, such as Formula One, Thomas & Friends, Beast Quest, Garfield, Astro Boy and many more - has allowed us to reach new fans and players through the appeal of beloved characters and worlds. Through Blockchain we are going one step further. It allows us to empower the current and next generation of players, by providing an even closer connection to the content: it becomes player-owned and player-driven.

We are building games, worlds and experiences that take advantage of this possibility. Experiences where players own the content, form the economy, and shape the stories. Where they have a more tangible effect on the games that they love. We’re looking to connect with people who share this excitement. People who are looking forward to bringing this new, evolving platform to tomorrow’s players.

The Animoca Engineer

  • Be passionate, motivated and love what you do as a technologist,
  • Always try to learn more, even outside of your perimeter,
  • Produce high-quality, efficient, clean, and modular code, while being able to meet production schedules and deadlines,
  • Show a positive attitude in all circumstances towards projects and people,
  • Be proactive in implementing the tasks. Identify problems and bottlenecks that need to be tackled,
  • Have a team-oriented mindset. Be able to work with remote teams across the globe, produce and share documentation,
  • Be professional and honest, and be able to report on projects status,
  • Be open-minded to give and receive comments from others,
  • Keep an eye on the latest technological innovations, in particular in the fields of
    Gaming, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains.

Employment Perks

  • Excellent company culture: give your best while having fun and grow as a person,
  • Exciting startup-like environment with a lot of ideas and projects: you never get bored,
  • A flat structure: your ideas get heard by the right people very quickly,
  • Diverse range of games and app genres: learn and try on different projects,
  • Multicultural work environment: 15 nationalities and counting!
  • Casual dress code. Free coffee, tea and fruit daily,
  • Medical, Life & Personal Accident insurance,
  • Free company shuttle bus to and from selected MTR stations daily,
  • Regular and fun company activities (we have a Switch, an XBox and a VR set)!
  • 5-days work week, 15 annual leave days,
  • Other leaves (Marriage Leave, Compassionate Leave, Exam Leave).

Working visa sponsorship and relocation allowance will be provided for non-Hong Kong candidates.

Minimal Skill Set

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related disciplines,
  • Understanding of computer science fundamentals,
  • Programming proficiency with at least one language,
  • Unit-Testing and Continuous Integration processes experience,
  • Experience using Git and collaborative tools,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English,
  • Chinese language is not a must,
  • Overseas experience is an advantage.

The ideal candidate is a strong all-rounded technologist with a personal passion for blockchains and related disciplines, with proven experience as a software architect and/or technical lead.

Role / Responsibilities

  • Get involved across the board for all technical and functional aspects of blockchain on several games projects,
  • Conduct continuous research on blockchain technologies and keep an eye on any tech stack or standards which can apply to the gaming sector,
  • Participate in the design, architecture and implementation of the different software components, including smart contracts, frontends and backends,
  • Play a central role in the blockchain game's design, be innovative, assess the feasibility and give insight on cost/benefit for different concepts,
  • Enforce the adequate level of security for managing crypto-assets.


  • In-depth understanding of all the technical and functional aspects of blockchains (consensus, security models, tokenomics, ...) and crypto-wallets (keys management, UX, ...), robust knowledge of Ethereum,
  • Proficiency with one of the following languages: Go/C++/Rust (code-literacy with one of the Ethereum node implementations) and with Javascript (Web3),
  • Experience designing and implementing systems based on blockchain (separation of duties between chain, frontends and backends),
  • Experience with Smart-Contracts full development cycle (Solidity) and knowledge of the standards for token contracts (ERC-20, ERC-721, ERC-1155, ...),
  • Strong experience with UNIX systems (Linux) and Cloud Infrastructures (AWS, GCP, ...).

Nice to have

  • PhD (or strong programming experience) in Blockchains, Decentralised Systems, Cryptography, Virtual Machines or related discipline, 
  • Experience in blockchain gaming,
  • Deep understanding of major public blockchains and scalability solutions,
  • Team-leadership,
  • Experience as a core blockchain developer,
  • Experience implementing Crypto-Wallets,
  • Experience with GPGPU and/or Crypto Mining,
  • Experience in the Financial / Fintech industry.

Additional Perks
Opportunity to attend international conferences to stay up to date with the rapidly evolving Blockchains industry.

Recruitment process
To apply for this position please send your resume with the reference number and position applied. Please attach any portfolio or showcase of your work such as Games, Websites or GitHub repositories. Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Information provided will be treated in strict confidence and will only be used for recruitment-related purposes. Information on unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed after six months.



Salary range / month :  Negotiable

Created on: 2019/10/07

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