LET'S BUILD THE
INTERNET & DeFi ECONOMY
OF THE FUTURE.

At Althea, we're revolutionizing the way bandwidth is bought, sold, and consumed.

Althea’s delivering blockchain technology where it's never been before –  people’s homes. Althea is a tightly knit team of passionate individuals with a drive for providing well-engineered solutions to our customers. 

We learn and innovate at a feverish pitch. We surprise and amaze. We lead with cutting-edge technology in routing, cryptography, and blockchain, making a direct impact on thousands of homes and businesses. We're looking to working with like-minded individuals, who understand the importance of building the only truly practical application of blockchain - improving the way people live, work, and learn.

OPEN POSITIONS

All positions offer competitive compensation, full time positions include benefits

Althea is an equal opportunity employer:
We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEER

At Althea, we are working towards empowering EVERYONE to participate in the DeFi economy.

We are active contributors to the Cosmos Network and are working very closely with the Cosmos community to deliver the Gravity Cosmos to Ethereum bridge. We also make other meaningful upstream improvements to various components of the Cosmos Network, with global impact.

Not only that - we are soon launching our own Althea blockchain! The first blockchain optimized for heavy micro-payment reliability, throughput, and affordability. Our blockchain is a crucial layer in Althea's pay-per-forward internet routing and billing stack.

Hundreds and soon to be thousands of Althea customers will be buying and selling bandwidth through the Althea blockchain and accessing other financial services through the Gravity bridge.

As a senior blockchain engineer, you will be part of the core team driving these efforts. This is a highly distributed team and the right candidate will thrive in an environment of asynchronous communication. We expect you to have excellent written communication skills and be able to create working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

Location-based compensation and benefits included.


Qualifications
 

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Applied Sciences.

  • 2+ years industry experience

  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal

  • Understanding of cryptographic primitives

  • Experience building highly available distributed systems

  • Experience maintaining a public API

  • Experience with release engineering, CI/CD (such as Travis, CircleCI), using or maintaining robust and automated pipelines

  • Experience with Git

  • Experience with Rust or a willingness to learn Rust

  • Some experience with Go

  • Remote work experience is highly valued

 

SENIOR FULLSTACK MANAGER

At Althea, we are working to bring the core of the internet into every home. Our distributed pay per forward billing protocol helps bring connectivity where it could not go before.

As a senior fullstack developer you'll work on interfaces for both Althea users and network operators.

You will be responsible for implementing as well as expanding designs across a wide variety of use cases. From simple user-focused pages to more complex displays of detailed financial and network data for operators. Being able to grasp what the information represents and create an intuitive and accurate way to display it are essential components of this role.

This is a highly distributed team and the right candidate will thrive in an environment of asynchronous communication. We expect you to have excellent written communication skills and be able to create working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

Location based compensation and benefits included.

Qualifications
 

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Applied Sciences.

  • 4+ years industry experience

  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal

  • Good grasp of design principles, user experience, and data representation

  • Experience with Git

  • Experience with React or a willingness to learn React

  • Experience with Typescript or a willingness to learn Typescript

  • Experience with Rust or a willingness to learn Rust

  • Remote work experience is highly valued

 

DEVOPS ENGINEER

At Althea, we are working to bring the core of the internet into every home. This expansive vision encompasses a wide array of technology, from IOT devices in users homes, servers in datacenters, to distributed systems like the Althea blockchain.

As a DevOps Engineer you will help support and expand our operations by building monitoring and tooling to help manage our wide array of devices and systems.

You will work closely with our development and operations teams in an environment focused on finding and fixing the root cause of complex issues. You will also work with our blockchain community to help support and maintain the Althea Blockchain.

This is a highly distributed team and the right candidate will thrive in an environment of asynchronous communication.

We expect you to have excellent written communication skills and be able to create working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.
 

Location-based compensation and benefits included.

Qualifications
 

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Applied Sciences.

  • 2+ years industry experience

  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal

  • Significant Linux administration experience

  • In depth understanding of monitoring at scale

  • Experience with release engineering, CI/CD (such as Github Actions or Travis), using or maintaining robust and automated pipelines

  • Experience with Git

  • Remote work experience is highly valued

 

WISP REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Employment Status: Full-Time

Program: Information Technology

FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: CEO

Schedule: 40 hours/52 weeks

Location: Within 1 hour of Tacoma, Washington

Job Summary

Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) Regional Director will ensure the components and daily operations of a WISP network run optimally and efficiently. The position requires working with contractors to complete tower site installations, maintaining equipment, network design on both the corporate networks and Wireless Internet Services Network. WISP Assistant Director will be responsible for the configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of customer and building/tower wireless equipment. This position will work very closely with the customer experience and engineering teams, as needed, in order to provide proper support, updates and resolutions towards incidents and existing/new deployments. Manages work with technicians for on-site customer locations both with a physical aspect of installing internet equipment and scheduling. It will also require reporting on services and project completion.

 

Althea is a people-first organization, so the ideal candidate will enjoy working with customers, vendors, and the community and look for opportunities to engage with them.

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversee all WISP operations within the Tacoma area and processes including customer premise equipment configuration and support

  • Serves as liaison to both internal field teams and other third party sub-contractors for customer installs and trouble ticket resolution 

  • Oversee safety and quality of customer and site locations.

  • Serves as subject matter expert in troubleshooting and supporting radio frequencies (RF) link performance, reliability and quality

  • Management of outside plant infrastructure at tower sites

  • Monitor the alarm activity for customer and internal building infrastructure through various software monitoring systems such as Ubiquiti UISP, ZenDesk and proprietary management and CRM software

  • Perform repairs, customer service, or other needed functions in a emergency situation. 

  • Assist, manage and provide reports on contractor based offsite installations

  • Oversee software and hardware upgrades, and maintenance

 

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or Althea's objectives.

Working Conditions
 

Lifting Requirements

  • Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

  • Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

  • Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

  • Walk (Move, Traverse)

  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

  • Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

  • Pushing or Pulling

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

  • Mechanical Hazards

  • Exposure Extreme Temperatures

  • Electrical Hazards

  • Wet

  • Noise 

 


Qualifications
 

Experience

  • Two years of networking experience is preferred

  • Radio Frequency (RF) experience for wireless planning

  • Strong understanding of Radio Frequencies (RF) and Radio Access Network (RAN) design

  • Strong understanding of Wireless Point-to-Point (PtP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) deployment and configuration

Preferred

  • Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities

  • Internet Service Provider (ISP) / Wireless ISP/ Telecommunication background

  • Knowledge of computer & networking technology in both the wired and wireless fields

License/Certification

  • Must have valid Washington State Driver's license and must remain insurable under the company's policy

Special Skills

  • High degree of independent judgement and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Specialty skills include DNS, VPN, Firewalls, Network Engineering and Monitoring

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions in a safe and effective manner

  • Diligence and attention to detail

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work appropriately

  • Conducts business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, pleasant, respectful and kind when dealing with

Pay DOE

Medical/Dental Insurance