NuCypher

11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

We're a team of 14 that develops the NuCypher network—allowing users to better share data via threshold cryptography. We're also actively working on research in post-quantum cryptography and zero-knowledge proofs.

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Why join us?
  • We're a Y Combinator-backed startup (YC S16) with currently over 2.5 years of runway!

  • We offer a huge amount of freedom to our employees. We're remote-first and offer endless opportunities to travel and attend conferences (no set annual budget!). We also organize homecomings (where some of us try to gather in the same location for a week or two) every quarter in different locations.

  • We work at the forefront of cryptography—exploring topics like zero-knowledge proofs and homomorphic encryption! If you're interested in new technical challenges, you'd be a great fit for us!


Engineering at NuCypher
Technical Challenges

One of our current challenges is making fully homomorphic encryption (a type of post-quantum cryptography that allows for structure-preserving computation on encrypted data) more efficient and easier to use. This is exactly what you'd be working on!

Tech stack
Python
Rust

Working at NuCypher

We're a remote-first company of 14 with our HQ based in San Francisco. We organize quarterly homecomings in which we try to gather in the same place and for a week or two. These homecomings are totally optional and they're often centered around a conference! Past homecomings include Osaka, New York City, Berlin, Prague, and Denver/Breckenridge! We also encourage all employees to attend conferences that interest them.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited PTO! We encourage employees to take at least 2 weeks off each year.

Travel

We have quarterly homecomings along with many travel opportunities available to attend conferences!

Company Retreats
Workshops/Conferences

We encourage our employees to attend any workshops/conferences that are of interest to them and relevant to their work. Some conferences we've attended in the past year include Eurocrypt (held in Germany), Crypto (held in Santa Barbara), Devcon (held in Osaka), Zero Knowledge Summit (held in Berlin), and Real World Crypto (held in NYC).

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Flexible Hours
Health Insurance

Medical, Vision, Dental

Team Activities

You name it, we do it!

401(k) Contribution

We match up to 4% of compensation.

Work from Home

We're a remote-first company with our HQ located in SF. 3 employees (CEO, Head of Product, and the cryptographer you'd be working with) are based in SF. We tend to come into the office 2-3x/week.

Relocation

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