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Protocol Research Lead
3 months ago | 274 views | 1 applications

Protocol Research Lead


About the company

*Scroll has a remote-first work culture, our staff base is globally distributed and we are location agnostic. We make hiring decisions based on talent, culture fit and role suitability. If you have the skills and experience requested by this job description then please APPLY! At Scroll, we operate on the bleeding edge of a fast-moving frontier of zk technology, research and innovation. The Application Security Engineer will be responsible for improving the zkEVM-based zkRollup security, ensuring that Scroll is one of the safest Layer 2’s for projects and users. The role is ideal for an individual who thrives in a start-up environment, a self-starter that is dynamic and comfortable to take on responsibilities and can work effectively within a remote setup.

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities

📍Lead and continue the build of a world class research team at Scroll. 📍Manage a small but growing globally distributed research team whilst directly contributing with your own research. 📍Represent and present for Scroll at conferences and events. 📍Survey existing layer 2 and Ethereum protocols through code and papers. 📍Propose new designs and optimizations for our layer 2 protocol. 📍Propose new designs and optimizations for Ethereum (i.e. propose layer 2 related EIPs). 📍Explore new research directions (i.e. EVM, MEV, PBS, AA, Layer 3, etc). 📍Output high quality content (i.e. talk, blog post, research post). 📍Keep the engineering team up to date with the latest ideas in protocol research. 📍Establish collaborations with universities and external researchers to solve open problems.

Required Skills and Experience

📍3+ years of experience in a research role within crypto / web3. 📍1+ years of experience leading a team of at least 2+ researchers. 📍Familiarity with Layer 2 and Ethereum infrastructure. 📍Ability to read and write academic papers, understand and propose EIPs. 📍Ability to present and explain cutting-edge crypto research to engineers clearly. 📍Experience in blockchain infrastructure development or cryptography preferred. 📍Fluency in Golang, Rust, C++, or similar languages. We work primarily in Golang and Rust, but prior experience is not mandatory.

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