Cryptography Researcher

What are we all about? We are a team of world class builders and researchers with expertise across several domains: Ethereum Protocol Engineering, Layer-2, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Miner Extra

What are we all about?

We are a team of world class builders and researchers with expertise across several domains: Ethereum Protocol Engineering, Layer-2, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Miner Extractable Value (MEV), Smart Contract Development, Security Auditing and Formal Verification.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with renowned companies, such as Ethereum Foundation, StarkWare, Flashbots, xDai, Open Zeppelin, Forta Protocol, Energy Web, POA Network and many more.

We actively contribute to Ethereum core development, EIP’s and network upgrades together with the Ethereum Foundation, and other client teams.

Today, there are 100+ of us distributed across the world.

You can view all our open positions here: https://jobs.nethermind.io/

Role description:

As a cryptography researcher, you will participate in cryptographic research on topics such as, for example:
  • zero knowledge proofs, esp. zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs
  • polynomial commitments
  • threshold encryption schemes and their use in blockchain. You will be asked to learn current state-of-the-art of topics we are working on and to try to push boundaries of knowledge.

What we are looking for:

An ideal candidate is a trained cryptographer with publications on top cryptography, security or blockchain venues. Such candidate should be able to work in a distributed research team, express their research ideas clearly and know how to formally argument their findings e.g. by writing security proofs. We appreciate candidates that are not afraid of voicing their opinions, and motivate them or ask for explanation of concepts they are not familiar with.

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