Engineer & Applied Researcher (Distributed Systems)


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Keywords: remote blockchain rust

Logos is a movement supporting the development of the decentralised web. Logos technologies lay the foundations for a freer internet upon which communities can evolve into network states. Each protocol in the Logos stack seeks to empower its users while upholding civil liberties and fundamental freedoms.

About Logos

Logos is a grassroots movement to provide trust-minimized, corruption-resistant governing services and social institutions to underserved citizens.

Logos’ infrastructure will provide a base for the provisioning of the next generation of governing services and social institutions - paving the way to economic opportunities for those who need them most, whilst respecting basic human rights through the network’s design.

You can read more about Logos here, A Declaration of Independence for mindful readers like yourself.

The project

Nomos is a sovereign, modular, zk-encrypted network of blockchains. The trustless agreements layer of the Logos stack. The forthcoming Nomos network will provide a common infrastructure layer upon which communities and aspiring network states can build social, governance, and financial services that uphold their community members’ fundamental rights and values.

Key Responsibilities

This role is dedicated to applied research. Primarily, as a researcher, you will contribute to the design of new architectural solutions.

You will design, specify and verify distributed systems by leveraging formal and experimental techniques; build proof of concepts and prepare executable specifications for the development team.

It’s expected you regularly go through papers, bring new ideas and stay up-to-date with what is emerging in the space (blockchain, other L1s, distributed systems, Zero-Knowelde proofs, etc.).

You will conduct theoretical and practical analysis of the performance of distributed systems and present research results within the org and externally (e.g. conferences).

Ideally, you will have

  • Coding experience - this is a very important criteria for this role!
  • Research experience - this is a very important criteria for this role as well!
  • Strong background in Computer Science and Math, or a related area.
  • Distributed Systems experience with a focus in Blockchain.
  • Deep knowledge of algorithms.
  • Experience in analyzing the correctness of distributed systems.
  • Comfortable with “reverse engineering” code in a number of languages including Java, Go, Rust, etc. If no experience in these languages, the ability to read and understand code of other projects is useful for understanding other real-world systems.
  • Keen communicator, eager to share your work in a wide variety of contexts, like internal and public presentations, blog posts and academic papers.
  • Strong interest in privacy, censorship-resistant technology, open protocols.

Bonus points

  • Experience working for an open-source organization.
  • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area.
  • Track record of scientific publications.

Hiring process

  1. Interview with our People Ops team
  2. Interview with team member
  3. Interview with team member
  4. Interview with interview with Nomos Lead


We are happy to pay in any mix of fiat/crypto.

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