Zama Is Hiring!

Solutions Architect, Blockchain


Zama is an open source cryptography company building state-of-the-art Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) solutions for blockchain and AI.

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, check out our 6-min introduction:

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 a Blockchain Solutions Architect who is passionate about helping Zama’s clients and partners build 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.

The ideal candidate for the position of Solutions Architect will have deep technical acumen to understand the intricacies of blockchain development and own the overall technical relationship and strategy with the Zama clients and partners. This position demands a balance of technical insight, team management, internal and external stakeholder communication, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical Guidance: Interface and maintain relationships with Zama's clients and partners, translating business goals into actionable engineering plans and ensuring alignment across the team. Create and populate onboarding materials for Zama clients and partners. Be hands on helping clients implement the proposed solutions and provide technical support.

  • Architectural Design and Solutions Advise: Provide technical insights during project planning and execution phases, ensuring the most efficient and effective methods are employed. Support Business Development teams with technical advise during the qualification calls with prospects.

  • Project Oversight: Spearhead and manage FHE and blockchain projects, ensuring milestones are met, resources are utilized efficiently, and deliverables align with the the clients' and the company objectives.

  • Technical Team Collaboration: Engage with a team of blockchain engineers to support Zama's clients and partners. Foster a collaborative environment that encourages innovation, continuous learning, and productivity.

  • Security and Compliance: Ensure that blockchain solutions adhere to security protocols and compliance requirements.

  • Trend Analysis: Keep abreast of the latest developments in the blockchain sector, identifying potential areas of growth or integration for the company and bringing product insights from the market.

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field. Advanced degrees are a plus.

  • Demonstrable experience in managing technical projects and products, preferably within the blockchain domain.

  • Deep understanding of blockchain technology, its nuances, and its application in various industries.

  • Proven management skills with a history of motivating and mentoring high-performing teams.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to a diverse audience.

  • Familiarity with agile methodologies, project management tools, and software development life cycles.

  • Accurate, enthusiastic high performer and an effective problem solver.

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: 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
  • Possible full remote

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