Lead Zero Knowledge Cryptographer at Horizen Labs

749 days ago
✅ 13 applications

About the Job

Who We Are:
Our mission is to provide certainty to the world’s information. Founded in 2019, Horizen Labs is a crypto-first developer that builds blockchain products and tools at the heart of the decentralization revolution. We are world leaders in zero knowledge cryptography and key web 3.0 tools that enable programmable blockchains that are secure, scalable and privacy preserving.

Our company is creating a culture of empowered individuals, who aren’t afraid to bring their ideas to life. We are looking for creative individuals to join our team of the best and brightest minds in the blockchain space. You will experience the exhilaration of joining a fast growing and innovation focused company with support from some of the industry’s top thought leaders, including Digital Currency Group, Kenetic Capital, Sound Ventures, and Liberty City Ventures.

We believe diversity drives the innovation and engagement necessary to build a truly remarkable product. We operate on a hybrid model with a distributed global workforce who works in partnership with our satellite offices in New York City, NY, Milan, Italy, and the latest opening now in Odessa, Ukraine. This allows us the flexibility to go to where the talent is. Are you ready to help us change the future with the next cutting edge blockchain technology? Join us!

The Role:
Our Core Engineering Team is an innovative and collaborative group of researchers and software engineers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products. We are working on cutting edge tech, including zkSNARKS, proof systems and zkVMs, to fundamentally change the way of building decentralized and scalable Web3 applications.

We are looking for a Lead Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer for our cryptographic team distributed across the globe. Amongst other projects, the team is dedicated to the design of our Layer-2 scaling solution based on STARK-proven virtual machines.

You will help our team grow, conduct research and lay out SNARK-based cryptographic protocols, working on related cutting-edge technologies such as zkVMs.

You should be aware of state of the art proving systems such as Plonk and STARKs, and have a solid background in computational models and blockchain technologies. Additional requirements are represented by:

Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography
Solid foundations in zero-knowledge and cryptographic protocols
Publications in acknowledged venues on applied or theoretical cryptography, preferably cryptographic protocols, and PETs
Strong problem-solving skills
The ability to work in a team setting as well as autonomously
Experience in reading code (e.g. C++, Rust) though not mandatory, it is welcomed.

We offer:
Competitive salary, yearly bonus, and stock options
Flexible working hours, fully remote if preferred
The opportunity to work with talented minds on innovative, high-quality open source solutions.

If you want to get more knowledge about our technology, please read our Whitepapers at https://www.horizen.io/research/

Horizen Labs is an equal opportunity employer:
Horizen Labs is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography. Solid foundations in zero-knowledge and cryptographic protocols.


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