Blockchain Engineers

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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.

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  • 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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2-4 years of preparation (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Workforce Characteristics

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Median wages (2021)
$45.80 hourly, $95,270 annual
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Employment (2020)
442,200 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030)
Average (5% to 10%)
Projected job openings (2020-2030)
37,500
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