Senior Researcher - Cryptography

Zama is hiring!


Zama's mission is to protect our privacy by helping companies prevent data breaches and surveillance.

Following a breakthrough in homomorphic cryptography, Zama is creating a SaaS platform that enables seamless deployment of end-to-end encrypted machine learning models, without any loss of accuracy or changes in architecture needed.

Zama is open-source by design, as we 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 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:

Additional Information

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