A successful candidate does not need to have prior experience in cryptography as they will work very closely with a cryptographer to build out the system. However, they should be a quick learner and comfortable around math (e.g. linear algebra, probability, number theory).
A successful candidate will lead engineering for the new open-source cryptographic product from the ground up. They will work on problems at the forefront of cryptography and have a leadership role in design decisions of the system. As such, competency in algorithms and low-level design is a must. An interest in compilers and/or optimization would be nice to have. Given the nature of an early stage product, a successful candidate should work in a fast and iterative style when it comes to prototyping. They will be be motivated by solving tough open-ended problems. Additionally, they should be highly comfortable working in a system programming language such as C or Rust (whether through work experience or side projects).
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.
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.
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