International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
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Senior Cryptographer
QPQ
We are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals. What do we give you?
• A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people, so they can push the horizons even further
• Hybrid office approach. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures
• Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many opportunities to participate in the company’s growth
Responsibilities:
- Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols;- Have a leading role in the cryptography team in defining and applying protocols
- Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations
Requirements:
- Master or Ph.D./Multi-year working experience in cryptography or a closely related field
- Knowledge of modern cryptographic primitives
- Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language
- Be familiar with the blockchain and DeFi space
- General understanding of full-stack system architecture
- Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output. Have prior research/code already published in the space
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Be eager to learn new topics and tools, proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset
- Able to proactively identify which activities can benefit the project the most in the shortest period of time, communicate, and execute on their ideas without needing to be micromanaged
- Full-time availability with flexible working hours
- Nice to have knowledge of modern, efficient zk-proofs
Contact: Apply as soon as possible with a CV, a video, or anything that will showcase your abilities. Person in contact: Emanuele Ragnoli (eragnoli@qpq.io)
Last updated: 2022-02-25 posted on 2022-02-23