• CAT2 Blockchain Software Engineer

    Job Locations US-AR-Conway
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/21/2018 3:44 PM)
    ID
    2018-2372
    # of Openings
    1
  • Summary

    This role is located in Conway, Arkansas - A beautiful area located in the most populous area of Central Arkansas, with regional shopping, education, healthcare, sports and the cultural hub for the surounding areas.  This is a great location for anyone looking for a lower cost of living while enjoying extensive metropolitan amenities!  

     

    Want to be a part of a global company that is launching innovative software solutions and experiencing phenomenal growth for themselves and their high performing employees? Enjoy working in an environment where collaboration and excellence is valued and where people make the real difference? 

     

    Then, CAT Squared has a place for you!    

     

    Who We Are:

     

    CAT Squared is a subsidiary of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company, and specializes in innovative software solutions designed specifically for the food industry including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, seafood, produce, and other handling facilities.  The CAT Squared software provides real-time data collection for complete “farm-to-fork” traceability that creates efficient and quality operations for every customer!  CAT Squared is a service-oriented company with long-lasting partnerships – where customers and team members always come first!  And, with over approximately 25 years of service, CAT Squared is one of the leading partners in food processing technology globally.  And so, as a team member, you will be a huge part in the organization’s mission to help feed a hungry world!

     

    Our Vision: Leadership through Innovation®

     

    What We Offer: 

    • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
    • Challenging and progressive career development
    • Competitive salaries
    • 401k Plan with Employer Matching Contributions
    • Excellent Comprehensive Health & Wellness programs
    • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
    • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
    • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role

    Specific Responsibilities

    What You’ll Do:

     

    As the Blockchain Software Engineer, you will develop information systems by studying operations; designing, developing, and installing software solutions, to ensure customer and business goals are achieved, in a safe and effective manner.

     

    Accountabilities in the Role:

    • Evaluates the operations through analysis, problem definition, and looking at specified requirements to develop proposals for blockchain based solutions, that are operationally feasible and ensures effectiveness.
    • Researches, analyzes and gathers information from end users, industry, systems flow, data usage and other areas to plan, develop, and test blockchain-based distributed applications, smart contracts, and/or Proof of Concepts (POC’s) that meet the customer’s needs, using cloud-based platforms/micro-services.
    • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing clear and accurate documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and code.
    • Prepares and installs solutions by designing system specifications, standards, and programming that meet the agreed outcomes.
    • Performs system analysis and provides recommendations for changes to client policies and procedures to continuously enhance the operation.

    Requirements

    Position Requirements:

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or any relative degree program preferred; would consider a combination of course work and experience in the field
    • Experience: 3+ years of software development, with working knowledge of blockchain applications and distributed parallel, transactional, or multi-tenant systems, using cloud-based platforms/micro-services preferred.
    • Certification(s): N/A
    • Functional Skills: Ability to research, analyze and gather information and intel to develop effective blockchain solutions focused on the goal of the customer; excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail and a strong ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and due dates; excellent problem-solving skills are also required. Understanding of cryptography and digital signature techniques would be a plus.
    • Technology Aptitude/Skills: Experience with distributed applications using Java, JavaScript, JSON, Python, C#, or Go languages; Experience with blockchain applications or proof-of-concepts (POCs) using platforms like Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum Solidity, or other proprietary language, protocols, and smart contracts would be preferred. Knowledge or experience with IBM Food Trust blockchain API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) would also be a plus.
    • Language Skills: Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to provide effective internal and external client support and training.
    • Leadership/Behaviors: Self-motivated, self-starters who have a background of managing their work/results on their own; requires excellent customer-focus, team work, mentoring, and collaboration. Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment and meet tight deadlines is also needed for the role.
    • Culture Match Behaviors: The right person will be agile, flexible, and have a natural ability to adapt to change and be motivated to grow in their career as the company grows.

    Other Important Information:     

     

    Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise.

     

    And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!

     

    Reports To:     R&D Manager                                                                                                                                 

     

    Core Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm (some additional time during the week to cover global time zones)

     

    Typical Work Week:  M-F; with approximately 40-43 hours a week on average

     

    Direct Reports:     None

     

    Travel:   Limited

     

    Work Conditions:  Lifting up to 20 lbs

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