Applied Network Researcher


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Keywords: remote rust blockchain

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 Nomos

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 on privacy networks. In our initial phases, we are dedicated to understanding and leveraging the state-of-the-art, while we identify what areas are most relevant for long-term research.
  • Primarily, the researcher will contribute to the design of new architectural solutions, as well as evaluating the work of other members of the team.
  • Design, specify and verify privacy networks by leveraging formal and experimental techniques.
  • Build proof of concepts and prepare executable specifications for the development team.
  • Regularly going through papers, bringing new ideas and staying up-to-date.
  • Conducting theoretical and practical analysis of the performance of network systems.
  • Collaborating with both internal and external contributors.
  • Presenting research results both internally and externally (internal documents, blog posts and presentations).

Ideally, you will have

[Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!]

  • Strong background in Computer Science and Math, or a related area.
  • Network design, ideally p2p and privacy protocols (mixnets, dc-networks, onion routing…).
  • Coding experience.
  • 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 to understand 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.
  • Passionate about blockchain technology in general.
  • A strong alignment to our principles.

Bonus points

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

Hiring process

The hiring process for this role will be:

  1. Interview with our People Ops team
  2. Interview with Team Lead
  3. Interview with Team Member
  4. Interview with Program Lead


The expected compensation range for this role negotiable, dependent on how we assess your skills and experience throughout our interview process. We are happy to pay in any mix of fiat/crypto.

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