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Status
Zero Knowledge Researcher
at Status
12 months ago | 1069 views | 9 applications

Zero Knowledge Researcher

Full-time
Remote
Per year
$160,000 To $189,999

About the company

Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3. As a product, Status is an open-source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. With the high-level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute. As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community.

Job Summary

The role

📍Nomos, an ambitious blockchain project with a strong focus on privacy, seeks a highly experienced and dedicated Zero Knowledge (ZK) Proofs Researcher and Developer to join our team. This critical role will focus on enhancing the multi-layered architecture of Nomos by utilizing Zero Knowledge proofs at multiple layers. The successful candidate will play a key role in our ongoing research, systems design, and development efforts.

Key Responsibilities

📍Develop an in-depth understanding of the multi-layered architecture of Nomos and how Zero Knowledge proofs can be effectively utilized at various stages. 📍Collaborate with other researchers and developers to ensure that Nomos's systems and protocols are efficiently designed and implemented. 📍Address and solve upgradeability concerns related to ZK schemes and ensure consensus proofs are ZK-friendly. 📍Design and help implement privacy-centered protocols that require the use of ZK proofs. 📍Evaluate and integrate ZK tools and frameworks to optimize the performance and efficiency of our systems. 📍Stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in the field of Zero Knowledge proofs and blockchain technology. 📍Provide support and guidance to the team on ZK proofs related issues.

You ideally will have

📍A strong technical background, preferably with a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience. 📍Extensive knowledge and experience with Zero Knowledge proofs, cryptography, and blockchain technology. 📍Deep understanding of Zero-Knowledge proof systems (zk-SNARK, circom, Plonk/Halo2, zk-STARK), elliptic curve cryptography, and circuit design. 📍Previous experience in a similar role, where you successfully contributed to the development of complex systems using ZK proofs. 📍Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions quickly. 📍The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively. 📍A passion for the blockchain technology and a desire to push the boundaries of what is currently possible. 📍Knowledge of current ZK tools and frameworks, and the ability to learn new tools quickly.

Bonus if

📍Knowledge of other privacy-preserving technologies (MPC, FHE). 📍Distributed systems knowledge. 📍Knowledge or interest in other areas related to blockchain systems.

Hiring Process

📍The hiring process for this role will be: 📍Interview with our POps team 📍Interview with Team Member 📍Interview with Team Lead 📍Interview with Logos Program lead

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