Blockchain Engineers

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$98,740 Median Wage (2022)
33,500 Projected job openings (2022-2032)
9.70% Projected growth (2022-2032)

Maintain and support distributed and decentralized blockchain-based networks or block-chain applications such as cryptocurrency exchange, payment processing, document sharing, and digital voting. Design and deploy 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.

Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze security of systems, network, or data.
  • Write computer programming code.
  • Design integrated computer systems.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Design software applications.
  • Install computer software.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
  • Develop procedures for data management.
  • Discuss design or technical features of products or services with technical personnel.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Evaluate new technologies or methods.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
  • Maintain computer equipment or software.

Tasks

  • Assess blockchain threats, such as untested code and unprotected keys.
  • Automate the deployment of software updates over geographically distributed network nodes.
  • Design and deploy blockchain design patterns to make transactions secure, transparent, and immutable.
  • Design and develop blockchain technologies for industries such as finance and music.
  • Design and implement dashboard and data visualizations to meet customer reporting needs.
  • Design and implement data repositories to integrate data.
  • Design and verify cryptographic protocols to protect private information.
  • Determine specifications for, or implement, logging.
  • Develop a maintainable code base using object-oriented design principles, practices, or patterns.
  • Discuss and plan systems with solution architects, system engineers, or cybersecurity experts to meet customer requirements.
  • Discuss data needs with engineers, product managers, or data scientists to identify blockchain requirements.
  • Evaluate blockchain processes or risks based on security assessments or control matrix reviews.
  • Evaluate new blockchain technologies and vendor products.
  • Implement catastrophic failure handlers to identify security breaches and prevent serious damage.
  • Run infrastructure tests to examine the behavior of large peer-to-peer networks.
  • Test the security and performance of blockchain infrastructures.
  • Update client and server applications responsible for integration and business logic.

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