Zama Is Hiring!

Blockchain Engineer, Backend

About

Zama's mission is to safeguard privacy by making the internet encrypted end-to-end.

Zama is building a suite of products for securing AI applications in the cloud and on the blockchain. Developers and data scientists can build FHE-friendly applications using our technology without having to know cryptography.

Zama was founded by Pascal Paillier, a pioneer in FHE, and Rand Hindi, a serial privacy entrepreneur.

If you would like to learn more about Fully Homomorphic Encryption, you can read our 6-min introduction: https://6min.zama.ai/

Job Description

As part of Zama’s vision to infuse privacy into web3, we have launched our fhEVM solution for encrypted smart contracts 🚀. This revolutionary framework has enabled keeping and computing directly on encrypted data in blockchains. To move further towards our vision, we are looking for blockchain engineers who are passionate about building confidential blockchains as well as designing and implementing the next generation of confidential smart contracts 🔒.

Working shoulder-to-shoulder with a team of esteemed cryptographers, blockchain experts, and software engineers, you'll play a pivotal role in designing, fine-tuning, and ensuring the sustained excellence of Zama’s homomorphic blockchain solution.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate closely with a diverse team to ensure optimal flexibility, performance, and security of our fhEVM;

  • Design and implement integration strategy for the fhEVM into relevant blockchain frameworks;

  • Build and contribute to backend systems supporting Zama products;

  • Stay abreast of the latest in blockchain and cryptography, ensuring Zama remains at the cutting-edge of technological advancements;

  • Do whatever else it takes to make our vision a reality.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience taking distributed systems to production;

  • Solid understanding of blockchain technologies and software;

  • Knowledge of different EVM frameworks;

  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about, FHE, ZK, and MPC;

  • Team leading experience;

  • Exceptional communication skills, fostering seamless collaboration and knowledge sharing;

  • 5+ years of professional experience.

Skills:

  • Golang;

  • Knowledge of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM);

  • Understanding of software engineering and security best practices;

  • Good understanding of networking protocols;

  • Linux-based operating systems.

Embracing a flexible remote working ethos, Zama values in-person interactions and as such, requires a visit to our Paris headquarters at least once every quarter.

At Zama, innovation isn’t just a buzzword – it’s our DNA. If you're passionate about blockchain, cryptography, and are eager to shape the future of privacy in web3, we welcome you to be a part of our journey. 🤗

Recruitment Process

Step 1: the application form.

Step 2: the challenge.

Step 3: the technical interview.

Step 4: cultural fit and compensation chat with the COO.

Step 5: the hacking trial.

Step 6: the reference check.

Our process is described in detail here: https://www.zama.ai/post/how-we-hire-at-zama. We will be in contact with exceptional candidates who we wish to advance through the recruitment process.

Zama values and promotes diversity. We give everyone a fair chance to be evaluated on their professional, academic, and personal skills. Our aim is to make the hiring process as pleasant, stress-free, and friendly as possible, even if the process is longer and more involved than you might find elsewhere.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 5 years
  • Possible full remote

Sounds like something made for you?