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Obol
Research Engineer - Applied Cryptography
at Obol
4 months ago | 338 views | 1 applications

Research Engineer - Applied Cryptography

Full-time
Lisbon

About the company

Obol Labs is a remote-first research and software development team focused on Proof of Stake infrastructure for public blockchain networks. Specific topics of focus are Internet Bonds, Distributed Validator Technology, and Multi-Operator Validation. The core team includes 28 members spread across +12 countries. The core team is building the Obol Network, a protocol to foster trust-minimized staking through multi-operator validation. This will enable low-trust access to Ethereum staking yield, which can be used as a core building block in various Web3 products.

Job Summary

Responsibilities

📍Prototype and design cluster migration mechanisms, and key resharing schemes that allow for operator addition and replacement, and validator addition. 📍Research manners to objectively prove DV performance to a solidity contract using ZKPs, VDFs, MPC schemes and the EVM consensus layer interface. 📍Research manners to reduce the cost of these performance measures by taking computation into a state channel layer between operators. 📍Integrate novel consensus mechanisms into charon to reduce communication rounds, add attributability, and to increase scale and performance of DVs. 📍Develop EVM smart contracts for the provisioning of Ethereum distributed validators 📍Participate in the hiring processes of the Obol Technical Team

What you will like about us

📍Developing open-source public goods for permissionless networks 📍Solving groundbreaking problems in distributed cryptography and crypto-economics 📍Fully Remote, flexible working hours (Independent contractor) 📍Unlimited paid time off (based on our company policy) 📍Personal hardware & professional training budget Annual opportunity to attend DevCon (or a blockchain conference of choice) 📍Opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading cryptography researchers and advisors

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