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Blockchain Engineer

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Maintains and supports distributed and decentralized blockchain-based networks or block-chain applications such as cryptocurrency exchange, payment processing, document sharing, and digital voting. Designs and deploys secure block-chain design patterns and solutions over geographically distributed networks using advanced technologies. May assist with infrastructure setup and testing for application transparency and security.

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A person in this career:

  • Assesses blockchain threats, such as untested code and unprotected keys.
  • Automates the deployment of software updates over geographically distributed network nodes.
  • Designs and deploys blockchain design patterns to make transactions secure, transparent, and immutable.
  • Designs and develops blockchain technologies for industries such as finance and music.
  • Designs and implements dashboard and data visualizations to meet customer reporting needs.
  • Designs and implements data repositories to integrate data.
  • Designs and verifies cryptographic protocols to protect private information.
  • Determines specifications for, or implements, logging.
  • Develops a maintainable code base using object-oriented design principles, practices, or patterns.
  • Discusses and plans systems with solution architects, system engineers, or cybersecurity experts to meet customer requirements.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel