Monad Labs is a venture-backed startup building the Monad blockchain, a high-performance smart contract platform built to bring world adoption to decentralized apps. Monad delivers 1000x the throughput of Ethereum—10,000 transactions per second—while maintaining backward-compatibility for Ethereum smart contracts, offering users and developers the best of both worlds.
Founded by Jump Trading alums, our team solves challenging problems in distributed systems engineering and low-latency optimization, authoring novel open source code to implement a new, high-performance, high-reliability, high-value system.
After recently raising a $19 million seed round backed by Dragonfly Capital, Placeholder Capital, Naval Ravikant, and other leaders in the crypto space, we are hiring a few more exceptional engineers who want to work on challenging and impactful problems in a fast-paced environment. The Role
We are looking for an exceptional Senior Applied Cryptographer who is interested in cryptographic protocols and their application to blockchain. You will play a leading role in designing and implementing critical components of the blockchain, such as signature schemes, threshold encryption, distributed key generation, and zero-knowledge proofs. Your work will significantly contribute to the security and scalability of the platform. Who you are
Resourceful and self-motivated
Team oriented, collaborative, and a good communicator
Adaptive; able to make meaningful contributions in a fast-paced environment
Opinionated about software architecture
Motivated to push the limits of system performance through repeated optimization
Interested in building high-value fault-tolerant distributed systems
Advanced degree in applied cryptography
5 years of experience in applied cryptography in an academic or industrial setting
Excellent knowledge of modern cryptography primitives, such as zero-knowledge proofs, signature schemes, threshold encryption, and MPC
Strong programming skills in languages like python or C++
Contributions to open source projects
What you’ll be doing
Designing and implementing crucial cryptographic components of the blockchain, such as signature schemes, threshold encryption, distributed key generation, and zero-knowledge proofs.
Conducting literature review and researching opportunities to incorporate the latest advances into the workflow.
Why work with us
You’ll work on extremely challenging problems with massive impact
You’ll work with and learn from a small, exceptional team
You’ll receive a competitive salary, along with equity
You’ll shape the culture as an early employee and make impactful contributions from day one
You’ll be part of a flat, results-driven organization
Your work will be deeply impactful, enabling much cheaper and more efficient decentralized computation and ultimately paving the way for new dapps that improve many people’s lives.
Salary and benefits
Minimum full-time salary of $200,000. (**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary; a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)
Monad Labs’ benefits include unlimited and encouraged paid time off; insurance coverage; home office equipment stipend; monthly wellness/fitness stipend; and 10 company-observed holidays.
No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Crypto, Ethereum, Python and Senior jobs that are similar:
$60,000 — $107,500/year
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