• Contract type: Full-time
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Skillset: Experience in Rust and C and embedded development
  • Excited about P2P, DLT and blockchain technology


Shape the industrial revolution

This is your chance to join one of the most innovative blockchain startups. Become the driving force of the new economy of automated machines with us. Our team may look exactly for you.

At ZkSystems you will be building a ground-breaking scalable blockchain infrastructure for machine-to-machine economy.

We are an innovative and ambitious team with revolutionary ideas. It is an audacious mission to change the world of industrial IoT, and we are looking for smart, motivated and hard-working people to be an integral part of this journey. Our customers include global Fortune 100 companies, and we are working closely with UC Berkeley. Join us to work on exciting and meaningful projects as we experience explosive growth and scale globally.



  • Design and lead the development for our DLT solution
  • Development applications with Rust and C
  • Implement new features and enhance existing features
  • Optimize the consensus algorithm
  • Integrate services into existing embedded industrial devices
  • Optimize the embedded client
  • Design Linux shell scripting
  • Build and manage containers in a Linux environment
  • Make design decisions as one of the key engineers of our team
  • Build rapid prototypes and work on dynamic projects
  • Mentor junior developers


  • BS in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience developing professional-grade embedded software with C++
  • Professional expertise in understanding and implementing Object Oriented design patterns
  • Experience with the C++ Standard Template Library STL
  • Experience with tools such as Make, CMake, autotools and debian tools
  • Experience with building and running applications in production
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex requirements into elegant designs
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to find creative solutions to technical problems
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Ability to quickly identify and acquire information necessary for solving problems
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Fluent in English (Don’t know German? No problem!)


Nice to have:

  • Deep understanding of cryptographic concepts
  • Have a deep understanding of security holes
  • Proficient in decentralized systems
  • Work under asynchronous operations considerations
  • Have experience with industrial standards
  • Have worked with open source projects of similar layer one protocol e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum etc.

Even if you don’t meet all the criteria, we urge you to apply if you are confident you will be a good addition to our team!

You should not apply if you are a contractor and not looking for a long-term engagement or want to work remotely


What we offer

  • Opportunity to shape the infrastructure for the future of IoT and machine to machine interaction
  • As one of the first ten employees, you will be a core co-creator of the technology of tomorrow
  • Great satisfaction from working on nearly unsolvable challenges and bleeding edge technologies
  • A challenging and fun work environment with smart and motivated teammates
  • In addition to salary, we offer equity – we want you to own and shape our vision like the founders
  • Live in one of the world’s leading centers of technology, startups and creativity – Berlin


How to apply

Please apply by sending an email directly to and include:

  • CV
  • Link to LinkedIn, GitHub and Stack Exchange profiles
  • A list of past projects as references and former employers – by speaking to your former team members, we would like to get to understand your background better