Nethermind is hiring Web3 Cryptography Researcher

Cryptography Researcher


Minimum 1 Year

Employee type

Full Time



Offer Salary

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of cryptographic primitives, like threshold signatures, zero-knowledge proofs, folding schemes, lookup arguments, and witness-encryption.
  • Ability to express thoughts precisely
  • Nice to have: Engineering skills to make a proof of concept implementation of the invented protocols.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • As a Cryptography Researcher, you will participate in cryptographic research on topics such as, for example:
  • Zero-knowledge proofs, esp. zkSNARKs, zkSTARKs, folding schemes, lookup arguments
  • Threshold encryption and signatures schemes.
  • Witness encryption

Salary & Benefits

  • Equity
  • Fully remote
  • Flexible working hours

Our Company

What are we all about? We are a team of builders and researchers on a mission to empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on decentralized systems.

Our expertise covers several domains: Ethereum and Starknet protocol engineering, layer-2, cryptography research, protocol research, decentralized finance (DeFi), security auditing, formal verification, real-time monitoring, smart contract development, and dapps and enterprise engineering.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with, such as Ethereum Foundation, Starknet Foundation, Gnosis Chain, Flashbots, Forta Protocol, Lido, EigenLayer, Open Zeppelin, RISCZero, Aleph Zero, and many more.

Today, there are nearly 200 of us working remotely from over 45+ countries.

Are you the one? An ideal candidate is a trained cryptographer with publications on top cryptography, security or blockchain venues. Such candidates should be able to work in a distributed research team, express their research ideas clearly, and know how to formally argue their findings, e.g., by writing security proofs. We appreciate candidates that are not afraid of voicing their opinions and motivate them or ask for explanations of concepts they are not familiar with.

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