Blockchain Engineer

Zama enables web2 and web3 developers to use FHE without having

Zama’s mission is to safeguard privacy by making the internet encrypted end-to-end.

Zama is building a suite of products for securing AI applications in the cloud and on the blockchain. Developers and data scientists can build FHE-friendly applications using our technology without having to know cryptography.

Zama was founded by Pascal Paillier, a pioneer in FHE, and Rand Hindi, a serial privacy entrepreneur.

If you would like to learn more about Fully Homomorphic Encryption, you can read our 6-min introduction. (https://6min.zama.ai)

 

Job description
Zama’s mission is to safeguard privacy by making the internet encrypted end-to-end. Zama’s products help web2 and web3 developers build private-by-design applications using homomorphic encryption (FHE), without having to learn cryptography.

Zama was founded by Pascal Paillier, a pioneer in FHE, and Ra nd Hindi, a serial privacy entrepreneur, and has a team of veteran cryptographers, including Nigel Smart, Marc Joye, Ilaria Chillotti and others.

As part of our efforts bringing privacy to web3, we are building a homomorphic blockchain protocol that enables private smart contracts, where computation happens on-chain on encrypted shared states.

 

Role Description
We’re looking for a Blockchain Engineer with a strong background in Layer 1 or Layer 2 blockchain protocols, capable of designing and implementing new PoS protocols that are tailored to the particularities of using homomorphic encryption. You will be working alongside a team of cryptographers, protocol designers, and full-stack engineers to design, implement and launch Zama’s homomorphic blockchain.

Your job as a Blockchain Engineer will be to:

  • Develop and maintain the Zama blockchain.
  • Take part in architecture discussions.
  • Develop our blockchain ecosystem and work closely with partnering protocols.

Preferred experience
He / She / They should have:

  • Strong experience building blockchain protocols
  • Strong understanding of various consensus schemes (PoW, PoS, ..)
  • Passionate about open source and blockchain
  • Be a friendly team player
  • Be obsessed with making things that actually work for users
  • We are a full remote company but you should ideally be in an European time zone.

Recruitment process
Our process is described in detail here.

Zama values and promotes diversity. We give everyone a fair chance to be evaluated on their mix of professional, academic, and personal skills. Our aim is to make the hiring process as pleasant, stress-free, and friendly as possible, even if the process is longer and more involved than you might find elsewhere.