Senior Researcher - Homomorphic Encryption

Zama is hiring!

About

Zama's mission is to bring end-to-end encryption to AI. Using their homomorphic inference platform, companies can process their customer's data without seeing it, thereby preventing data breaches and surveillance.

Zama's solution is based on a breakthrough in homomorphic encryption, which enables evaluating deep neural networks over encrypted data, without changing anything to the network architecture. Zama is open-source by design, as they believe privacy-enabling technologies should benefit the widest possible community of developers and researchers.

Zama's cofounders are Dr Pascal Paillier, one of the most renowned cryptography researcher, and Dr Rand Hindi, a serial entrepreneur who formerly founded Snips.

Job Description

Your team (and thus you) will be responsible for:

  • discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data
  • working with the engineering and product teams to implement your research into our products
  • design robust benchmarks to test your research and its implementation
  • review the latest published research, and inform the team on potential new applications or changes to our approach
  • work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps
  • publishing papers, filing patents and presenting your work at academic conferences

Preferred Experience

  • PhD in cryptography or equivalent
  • deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption
  • optionally knowledge of LWE hardness and security
  • optionally knowledge of machine learning
  • be based in or willing to relocate to Paris, France once the current crisis has settled (remote work is fine until then)
  • passionate about privacy and open science

Recruitment Process

Our process is described in detail here: https://zama.ai/2020/04/28/how-we-hire-at-zama/

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75002)
  • Education Level: PhD and more
  • Possible partial remote