NuCypher is hiring an engineering lead to help build a new open-source cryptosystem leveraging post-quantum cryptography. 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 offer competitive compensation and a highly flexible working environment.
* Design and build the core infrastructure of a new cryptographic system (alongside a cryptographer); * Lead the engineering side of the product; * Implement cryptographic primitives (including zero-knowledge proofs and fully homomorphic encryption) and write robust, security-first code that will run in high-risk, adversarial environments; * Contribute to research; * Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
* Proficient in a system programming language such as C or Rust (also open to those proficient in a functional programming language); * Competency in algorithms and low-level design; * Confidence working with multiple programming languages; * Comfortable around math; * Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
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