Cryptography Researcher (F/M/X)

Summary

  • Consensus Algorithms
  • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
  • DAG
  • Asap
  • Berlin, Germany

Intro

zkSystems is a hybrid DLT/blockchain (infrastructure layer/layer-1) which enables full autonomy of complex IoT ecosystems such as smart factories or smart cities. zkSystems solves the problem of interoperability and system silos by providing automated M2M communication, ad hoc deployment and edge connectivity on demand. With our solution, we enable an unforeseen level of autonomy for IoT infrastructures. We offer both public and permissioned DLT solutions. The protocol is based on a new generation of byzantine fault tolerant consensus algorithm (DAG) with high throughput of transactions.

Thanks to our cooperation with UC Berkeley, as a researcher you have the opportunity to work closely with the Berkeley research institute.

What you will be doing

  • Research and evaluate innovative technologies in DAG, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Consensus
  • Design ideas on how to solve practical obstacles
  • Publish research papers on related topics
  • Attend and present conferences to exchange ideas
  • Make design decisions as one of the two researchers of our team
  • Train development team

What we care about

  • High interest in new research fields
  • Continuous exchange with other researchers
  • Open communication with the operational team
  • Ability to teach complex concepts

What we are looking for

You should excel in:

  • Cryptography
  • Zero-Knowledge Proofs (zk-SNARK, zk-STARK, Aurora etc.)
  • Consensus Algorithms
  • DLT, Blockchain
  • DAG

Additional skills:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to find creative solutions to technical problems
  • Fluent in English

It would be nice if you:

  • Have already published papers
  • Understand the technology in practice
  • Taught at universities or at universities of applied sciences

You should not apply if you:

  • Are a contractor and not looking for a long-term engagement
  • Want to work remotely

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work with the researchers of UC Berkeley
  • As one of the first ten employees, you will be part of the core team which will shape the future together with us
  • Perfect ground to be the core co-creator of the technology of tomorrow
  • Great satisfaction from working on nearly unsolvable challenges and bleeding edge technologies
  • In addition to the salary, we offer equity – we want you to own and shape our vision as much like a founder

How to apply

Please apply by sending an email directly to the founder and CTO amine.uenal@zksystems.io and include:

  • CV
  • Link to LinkedIn, GitHub and Stack Exchange profiles
  • A list of past projects as references and former employers – by speaking to your former team members, we would like to get to understand your background better
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