Stanford, KY, USA
Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022
At Nexus Labs, we are on a mission to make blockchains maximally useful. To do so, we are building Nexus, the first general-purpose zero-knowledge cloud computing network, designed to scale Ethereum applications with stateless verifiable off-chain compute.
We are looking for great scientists and engineers excited about the future of verifiable computing and the Ethereum ecosystem to join our team.
We are looking for a full-time Senior Research Scientist / Senior Cryptographer to join our team and help us build the core cryptographic components of Nexus and Nexus Zero, all in Rust.
You will work on the design and implementation of the Nexus Zero zkVM and the Nexus Network, working at the bleeding edge of cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation and distributed systems.
As a founding scientist, you will engage in protocol design, and will have a foundational impact over the development and direction of the protocol.
Help design and build the Nexus Network and the Nexus Virtual Machine.
Help design and build the Nexus Zero network and the Nexus Zero zkVM.
Contribute high-quality, well-tested and well-documented code.
A PhD in mathematics, cryptography or theoretical computer science.
Research / publication record in general cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs, MPC, threshold signatures, or other advanced theoretical computer science topics.
OR - Research / publication record in distributed systems, randomness beacons, VRFs, large-scale consensus, consensus on a DAG, blockchain scaling, etc.
You are passionate about decentralized computing, including blockchain scaling, cross-chain communication, modular blockchain architectures, decentralized oracle networks, optimistic rollups and zk-rollups.
You are a self-starter and take high ownership and responsibility of your own work.
You love working in Rust.
You are familiar with the technical architectures of the following great projects and can discuss them at length: Ethereum, Cosmos, StarkNet, Filecoin, Nomad, Axelar, Chainlink, Celestia, IPFS, Arbitrum, Optimism, Near, Polkadot.
What you’ll like about us
Flexible, autonomous work environment
Flexible location: Stanford / Palo Alto (we will help cover moving costs) and/or remote
Token compensation, in addition to salary
Reach out — firstname.lastname@example.org
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