Cryptography Analyst

Trail Of Bits

Date listed

1 month ago

Remote

Yes

Role
Our assurance team reviews exclusively low-level, high-assurance software in the finance, tech, defense, and blockchain industries. Our evaluations allow our clients to make informed choices about risk to their systems, and what security-relevant modifications may be necessary for a secure deployment. Using our custom tools and unique expertise, we serve as a knowledgeable, dedicated adversary to identify the vulnerabilities that otherwise go undetected. In addition to providing recommendations that improve resistance to attack, we seek to deliver application-specific and industry-leading security engineering tools that embody the results of our assessments.

As a full time cryptography analyst you will be a part of a small, dynamic team that both engineers and reviews mission-critical cryptographic code. On any given day, you may be helping a client ensure their implementation of a novel cryptographic scheme is air-tight, collaborating with academics to bring their cutting edge ideas into reality, or developing new cryptanalysis tools. Since our team is small, you will own everything you do, and play a key role in conceiving of new projects. If you discover a gap in the open source cryptography community, we will help secure funding to develop it through our close relationships with academics and government research agencies. We are language agnostic, though we currently are using C++, Python, and Haskell.

Requirements
  • 1-2 years of experience with applied cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Sufficient math background to read relevant academic research
  • Familiar with the Git (and Github) workflow for development
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages. In order of preference: C++, C, Rust, Go, or Python. Bonus points if you have Haskell experience.
  • Clear communicator and quick to share in deep technical discussions
  • Highly self-motivated and able to drive new projects
  • Attracted to learning new technologies
  • Able to communicate complex technical material to clients and funding agencies
  • Adept at writing. We highly encourage all engineers to get regular face-time with customers, to write company blog posts about their accomplishments, and to deliver presentations to the technical community.

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