Homomorphic Encryption Researcher

Zama is hiring!


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 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; and
  • 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,

  • (optionally) knowledge of LWE hardness and security,

  • (optionally) knowledge of machine learning,

  • good written and oral communication skills,

  • a passion for privacy and open source software.

Note that full remote is possible, however we insist that you visit our Paris office at least once per quarter.

Recruitment Process

Our process is described in detail here: https://www.zama.ai/post/how-we-hire-at-zama. We will be in contact only 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
  • Possible full remote