Cryptography Research Engineer at Nethermind

Posted on: 04/21/2022

Location: (REMOTE)

full time

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Tags: rust ethereum blockchain

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. Role description: ----------------- As a research engineer you would be responsible for collaborating in cryptographic research and making proof-of-concept of the obtained protocols. Additionally, you may be asked to review code for potential security vulnerabilities. Currently, we are mostly working on topics related to zero knowledge and polynomial commitments. What we are looking for? ------------------------ An ideal candidate would be familiar with C, C++ or Rust programming languages and has knowledge of cryptographic software libraries like libsnark or libff. They would also have background in cryptography or related area and be able to grasp novel cryptographic concepts quickly. We appreciate when candidates are not afraid of voicing their opinions, and motivate them or ask for explanation of concepts they are not familiar with.