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Volume
Senior Cryptography Engineer
at Volume
4 months ago | 222 views | 1 applications

Senior Cryptography Engineer

Full-time
Start-up
Remote

About the company

Here at Volume, we work with the best partners to make decentralized finance protocols valuable. We solve problems of protocol utility, governance, and growth for the leading DeFi protocols. From our team effort, we are able to drive massive growth of user transactions and the launch of the protocol economy. If a protocol fails to attract user activity, token value falters and innovation will flow away from the network. Volume delivers software tools and user experiences that increase protocol token utility and community engagement, measured by protocol transaction volume growth. The Volume team’s interests are the protocol interests: Growth of user transactions. Volume's investors include Curve, Solana, SimplyVC, and many others. We are always looking for individuals who desire a high-impact, high-visibility role within a company that is making crypto and decentralized protocols valuable.

Job Summary

Responsibilities:

📍Evaluate and analyze existing zkSNARK and zkSTARK proof systems such as Groth '16, Ben-Sasson '18, and PLONK for security, expressivity, and performance while also monitoring the state of the research field for compelling new theoretical advances 📍Update and alter existing cryptographic protocols, customizing them for specific proof-of-concept and production use-cases 📍Produce technical specifications for designs and instances of cryptographic protocols and assist with implementation 📍Implement, review, and test cryptographic operations and protocols, primarily in Rust 📍Evaluate existing implementations 📍Bring DeFi to reality on Cosmos-SDK-based chains.

Requirements:

📍5+ years experience in software development and relevant experience in blockchain technologies. 📍Degree in Computer Science or related field 📍Prior experience with cryptographic protocols, especially zkSNARKS or zkSTARKs 📍Experience with a proof assistance such as Idris, Coq, or Agda 📍Prior experience in low-level systems programming, ideally in Rust. C++ experience ok. 📍Experience with Cosmos-SDK. 📍Knowledge of fault-tolerant consensus protocols like PBFT or Raft. 📍Ability to write production-quality code. 📍Proven track record of delivering applications on time and on budget. 📍Experience working with distributed teams across timezones 📍Experience designing and building performant and scalable network protocols. 📍You are passionate about blockchain, have used DeFi dApps and believe in the opportunity of decentralization and blockchains to change how the financial world works today 📍You thrive in a startup environment and feel best working in a small, cross-functional team where you can roll up your sleeves and be hands on 📍You have an interest in working in a self organizing environment and bring creativity to start your own initiatives within the Cosmos Stargate SDK

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