Zama Is Hiring!

Homomorphic Encryption Researcher


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:

Job Description

Zama is a cryptography company building open source homomorphic encryption tools for developers. Our technology enables a broad range of use cases, from confidential smart contracts to encrypted machine learning and privacy-preserving cloud applications 🔒. Zama was founded by Pascal Paillier and Rand Hindi, and has more than 60 researchers and engineers in its team.

As a Homomorphic Encryption Researcher, you will:

  • Discover new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data;

  • Work with the engineering and product teams to implement your research into our products;

  • Design robust tests and benchmarks to validate your research and its implementation;

  • Review the latest published research and inform the team on potential new applications;

  • Work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps;

  • Publish papers, file patents, and present your work at both industry and academic events and conferences.

Preferred Experience

Please note that this is a job advertisement for an upcoming role. We are not actively hiring for this position, but we always consider applications from highly qualified and talented individuals.

You will have:

  • A PhD in cryptography or equivalent;

  • Deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption;

  • Optional: knowledge of LWE hardness and security;

  • Optional: knowledge of machine learning;

  • Good written and oral communication skills;

  • A passion for privacy and open source software.

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 cryptography, and are eager to shape the future of privacy, 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: PhD and more
  • Experience: > 1 year
  • Possible full remote

Sounds like something made for you?