Zama Is Hiring!

Software Engineer, KMS


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 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:

  • Work with engineers and cryptographers to design our secure key management solutions.

  • Take a leading role in implementing and ensuring the security of our solutions, including conducting code reviews and performing security assessments.

  • Work with engineers and DevOps to deploy our products to production.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in secure hardware and secure coding practices.

  • Help to uphold high security standards across our engineering team. Create and maintain comprehensive security documentation.

  • Collaborate with and provide support to Zama clients and partners.

Preferred Experience

  • Strong understanding of software security principles.

  • Perform regular security assessment.

  • Proven experience as a Software Engineer.

  • Experience with secure enclaves.

  • Experience with threshold protocols.

  • Experience with blockchain technology.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.

  • Knowledge of cryptographic techniques and algorithms.

  • Knowledge of secure hardware.

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
  • Experience: > 3 years
  • Possible full remote

Sounds like something made for you?