May 22, 2024

Senior Blockchain Engineer (VP Mgr-Software)Engineering

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Kansas
Full-Time Engineering

Job Description


Experience Level: Experienced Hire


  • Engineering & Technology


  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York, 10007, US
  • 1414 S Tryon Street, 7th Floor, The Railyard Floors 5-8, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28203, US
  • Remote - United States, US
  • Remote - United States, US
  • Remote - United States, US

At Moody's, we unite the brightest minds to turn today's risks into tomorrow's opportunities. We do this by striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to be who they are-with the freedom to exchange ideas, think innovatively, and listen to each other and customers in meaningful ways.

If you are excited about this opportunity but do not meet every single requirement, please apply! You still may be a great fit for this role or other open roles. We are seeking candidates who model our values: invest in every relationship, lead with curiosity, champion diverse perspectives, turn inputs into actions, and uphold trust through integrity.


Enabling technologies like blockchain are driving a profound transformation across various industries, reshaping traditional processes and ushering in new opportunities for growth and innovation. This digital shift is significantly impacting capital markets.

At Moody's Ratings, we've adopted a proactive stance on digital finance to understand and navigate the evolving landscape, particularly focusing on cybersecurity aspects. As financial markets increasingly embrace digitalization, led by blockchain and other emerging technologies, Moody's Ratings' Digital Economy organization is spearheading initiatives to formulae strategies and address cyber challenges.

As part of this effort, we're seeking a Senior Blockchain Engineer to join our dedicated digital finance team within the Digital Economy organization. In this role, you will take the lead, collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop technology architecture for processing digital asset data for Moody's Ratings. Your responsibilities will include working closely with business partners, analysts, data engineers, and data scientist to identify, develop, and implement new opportunities in digital finance.

You'll play a crucial role in supporting successful project deliveries, driving agile approaches, potentially managing other blockchain engineers, and contributing to Moody's Ratings' long-term digital finance strategy and roadmap.


  • Define and uphold the technical specifications of the entire blockchain stack, encompassing front-end, back-end, smart contracts, and protocol layers
  • Develop solutions, deploy smart contracts, and architect front-end interfaces (e.g., Web3js) and RESTful APIs to bolster blockchain applications
  • Collaborate closely with the team tasked with managing all digital finance operations across the application and technology ecosystem
  • Formulate architectural design to ensure a consistent and organized flow of data in blockchain products
  • Produce code of superior quality, thoroughly documented, and optimized, in alignment with project guidelines and the latest industry standards
  • Advocate for "target state" application support model and drive its realization
  • Formulate and draft implementation guidelines for integrating blockchain and digital asset features into existing and new products and solutions
  • Assist in developing assessment frameworks to evaluate the risks and merits of blockchain and digital assets, focusing on platform, smart contracts, token economics, and node design
  • Support multiple lines of business or applications with medium to highly complex technologies on a global scale, managing control, integrity, and accessibility
  • Contribute insights to develop conversion strategies and implementation plans, establishing a governance process and metrics for monitoring existing and new blockchain solutions
  • Analyze and synthesize complex information from diverse data sources to communicate actionable insights and recommendations to the Digital Economy Leadership team and, technology and engineering leadership team.
  • Collaborate with Digital Economy Analytical team and business owners to explore potential digital finance opportunities within the ecosystem
  • Stay abreast of evolving digital finance trends and technologies, integrating relevant advancements into ongoing projects


  • Minimum Master's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, or related field.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in software development, with a focus on blockchain technologies
    • Deep hands-on experience with at least one major blockchain protocol
  • Hands on experience in smart contracts design and development in Solidity, Java, Javascript, Golang, Python, Hardhat etc.
    • Deep understanding of blockchain principles, smart contracts, and consensus algorithms
    • Experience with or deep knowledge of blockchain platforms like Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, or similar.
    • Knowledge and understanding of blockchain 'Oracles'
    • Strong knowledge of cryptographic principles and security protocols
  • Proven experience in developing and deploying smart contracts and DApps.
  • Agile Scrum experience, with experience in other SDLC approaches
  • Strong skills in debugging and performance tuning
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS, GCP, Azure, or others
  • Experience with Java based frameworks: JPA, Springboot, Spring framework
  • Hands-on experience in designing and developing microservices and design patterns
  • Experience with Container platforms like Docker, Kubernetes
  • SQL and database knowledge (e.g., Oracle)
  • Experience in SOA with understanding of Web Services (REST and SOAP)
  • Experience with AngularJS or React/Redux, JBoss Studio, Eclipse and/similar IDE tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills for collaboration with Engineers from junior to principal levels, with a willingness to dive into any layer of the stack
  • Good written and oral communication skills, and ability to explain technical concepts clearly and simply

For US-based roles only: the anticipated hiring base salary range for this position is [[$184,100 - [[$266,900, depending on factors such as experience, education, level, skills, and location. This range is based on a full-time position. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for incentive compensation. Moody's also offers a competitive benefits package, including not but limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, life, disability, and accident insurance, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email [email protected]. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

Moody's Corporation is a Government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA), which requires Government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment: (1) disabled veterans; (2) recently separated veterans; (3) active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans; and (4) Armed Forces service medal veterans.

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Please contact Donna Hutchinson, Assistant Vice President, Talent Attraction for any questions regarding this listing.


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