International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Junior Cryptographer
QPQ
Do you have a Master/PhD, research or coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology? Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols?
At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals. We give you
- A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people so they can push the horizons even further
- Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures
- Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many opportunities to participate in the company’s growth
Responsibilities:
- Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols
- Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations
Requirements:
- Master or Ph.D. in cryptography or a closely related field
- Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language
- Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output
- Be eager to learn new topics and tools, proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset
- Good communication and collaboration skills
- Able to proactively identify which activities can benefit the project the most in the shortest period of time, communicate, and execute on their ideas without needing to be micromanaged
- Full-time availability with flexible working hours
- Nice to be familiar with blockchain, DeFi space and general understanding of full-stack system architecture
- Nice to have knowledge of zk proof systems
Contact: Apply as soon as possible with a CV, a video, or anything that will showcase your abilities. Person in contact: Emanuele Ragnoli (eragnoli@qpq.io)
Last updated: 2022-02-25 posted on 2022-02-23