• Contract type: Full-time
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Scope of work: consensus algorithms, zero-Knowledge proofs and DAG


Shape the industrial revolution

This is your chance to join one of the most innovative blockchain startups. Become the driving force of the new economy of automated machines with us. Our team may look exactly for you.

At ZkSystems you will be building a ground-breaking scalable blockchain infrastructure for machine-to-machine economy.

We are an innovative and ambitious team with revolutionary ideas. It is an audacious mission to change the world of industrial IoT, and we are looking for smart, motivated and hard-working people to be an integral part of this journey. Our customers include global Fortune 100 companies, and we are working closely with UC Berkeley. Join us to work on exciting and meaningful projects as we experience explosive growth and scale globally.



  • Research and evaluate innovative technologies in DAG, zero-knowledge proofs and consensus
  • Design ideas on how to solve practical obstacles
  • Publish research papers on related topics
  • Attend and present in top conferences to exchange ideas
  • Make design decisions as one of the two researchers in our team
  • Mentor development team



Expertise and research interest in:

  • Cryptography
  • Zero-knowledge proofs (zk-SNARK, zk-STARK, Aurora etc.)
  • Consensus algorithms
  • DLT
  • Blockchain and DAG


Nice to have:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to find creative solutions to technical problems
  • Fluent in English
  • Have already published papers
  • Taught at universities or at universities of applied sciences
  • Have a practical development experience with these technologies

Even if you don’t meet all the criteria, we urge you to apply if you are confident you will be a good addition to our team!

You should not apply if you are a contractor and not looking for a long-term engagement or 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
  • A challenging and fun work environment with smart and motivated teammates
  • In addition to salary, we offer equity – we want you to own and shape our vision like the founders
  • Live in one of the world’s leading centers of technology, startups and creativity – Berlin


How to apply

Please apply by sending an email directly to 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