Blockchain Protocol Cryptographer

Zama is hiring!

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

Zama's mission is to safeguard privacy by making the internet encrypted end-to-end. Zama’s products help web2 and web3 developers build private-by-design applications using homomorphic encryption (FHE), without having to learn cryptography.

Zama was founded by Pascal Paillier, a pioneer in FHE, and Ra
nd Hindi, a serial privacy entrepreneur, and has a team of veteran cryptographers, including Nigel Smart, Marc Joye, Ilaria Chillotti and others.

As part of our efforts bringing privacy to web3, we are building a homomorphic blockchain protocol that enables private smart contracts, where computation happens on-chain on encrypted shared states.

Role Description
We’re looking for a Protocol Cryptographer with a strong background in cryptography and blockchain, capable of designing and implementing complex cryptographic protocols that combines FHE, ZK and blockchain. You will be working alongside a team of cryptographers, blockchain engineers and full-stack engineers to design, implement and launch Zama’s homomorphic blockchain.

Your job as a Protocol Cryptographer will be to:

  • Design, validate and prototype the overall protocol of the Zama blockchain
  • Build security proofs of the protocol
  • Improve the security and design of the protocol according to product directions
  • Publish papers and documentation to guide developers and researchers in our ecosystem

Preferred Experience

He / She / They should have:

  • Strong experience working on blockchain protocols that implement smart contracts
  • Knowledge of homomorphic encryption
  • Knowledge of zero-knowledge proofs
  • A passion for open source and blockchain
  • a friendly team player spirit
  • an obsession with making things that actually work for users

Bonus points if you have:

  • A PhD in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Participated in the creation of a new protocol from scratch

We are a full remote company but you should ideally be in an European time zone.

Recruitment Process

Our process is described in detail here: https://www.zama.ai/post/how-we-hire-at-zama

Zama values and promotes diversity. We give everyone a fair chance to be evaluated on their mix of 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
  • Start Date: 01 March 2022
  • Location: Paris, France (75008)
  • Possible full remote