R3 is a financial innovation firm that leads a consortium partnership with over 100 of the world’s leading financial institutions. We work together to design and deliver advanced distributed ledger technologies to the global financial markets.
R3 has employees based in over 11 (and counting!) countries across the globe, with our headquarters in London, alongside office locations in New York City and Singapore. Our vibrant and centrally located offices are filled with collaborative spaces, healthy (and some not so healthy!) snacks and state of the art work spaces and equipment.
“We envision a future where legal agreements such as business contracts are recorded and automatically managed without error, where anybody can transact seamlessly for any contractual purpose without friction. We believe markets will move towards models where parties to contracts collaborate to maintain accurate, shared records rather than maintaining their own independent and inconsistent systems which require extensive reconciliation processes to ensure consistency. Duplicates, reconciliations, failed matches and breaks will be things of the past. Isolated pools of trapped assets will be no more.” – Richard Gendal Brown, R3, CTO
Corda is the open source blockchain platform, designed by R3, to fulfil this vision. R3 Solutions Engineers make this a reality.
As a Solutions Engineer, you will offer deep technical knowledge to help our clients and partners create new designs and solutions using the latest capabilities of Corda. This includes assisting them with the design, development, deployment, and integration, of Corda applications, all with the perspective of getting sustainable solutions into production in the shortest possible time. To support these goals, you’ll also be helping define and build the team’s tool-kit of reusable architectural patterns, software, and support guides. The enterprise blockchain space is rapidly developing, opening numerous opportunities to define solutions for problems that no one has solved yet.
We don’t expect that you’re already a Corda expert, but you should have a relevant background in software development, architecture, or deployment. The role can span a variety of levels of experience and skill backgrounds, but this very much a hands-on design and development role, and you should expect to be continuously learning as Corda evolves.
Most of our Solutions Engineering activities are externally-facing, so you’ll need to work with clients and partners. You will gather detailed requirements, help design and implement solutions, and present the results to all relevant stakeholders. You’ll also be responsible for providing timely, and actionable, information to the R3 Product Management team to help them assess, and prioritise, future Corda platform features and capabilities.
While the role is nominally based in one of small number of strategic locations, you will need to be able to travel in order to work with clients and partners.
Solutions Engineer is an individual contributor role, but the team is growing rapidly and there will be opportunities to lead development activities within the team, and to mentor new members.