International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Cryptographer
Research & Development Group, Horizen Labs

Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops, and delivers powerful, scalable, and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business.

Our Core Engineering Team is an innovative and collaborative group of researchers and software engineers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products. We are looking for a cryptographer, or applied cryptographer, to join our growing crypto team based in Milan, Italy. Currently, the team is developing a protocol suite for SNARK-based proof-composition, but its duties reach beyond that, developing privacy-enhancing solutions for our sidechain ecosystem.

Responsabilities
  • Design privacy-enhancing technology built on SNARK-based protocols
  • Perform collaborative research and assist technical colleagues in their development work
  • Participate in standards-setting
Requirements
  • Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography
  • Solid foundations in zero-knowledge and cryptographic protocols
  • Publications in acknowledged venues on applied or theoretical cryptography, preferably cryptographic protocols or PETs
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work in a team setting as well as autonomously
  • Foundations in blockchain technology and experience in reading Rust are a plus
We offer
  • A competitive salary plus pre-series A stock options
  • Flexible working hours, including the possibility of remote working
  • The opportunity to work with talented minds on challenging topics in this field, including the most recent advancements in zero-knowledge
  • A nice and informal team setting to conduct research and development of high-quality open source solutions

If you are interested in this position, you might want to take a look at our recent publications (IACR eprints 2021/930, 2021/399, 2020/123) and our latest podcast on zeroknowledge.fm (Episode 178). For further questions, please contact the email below.

Contact: Raffaella Lixi raffaella@horizenlabs.io
Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-03