Stanford, KY, USA
Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022
We are looking for a full-time Senior Research Scientist in Distributed Systems to join our team and help us design and build the core components of Nexus and Nexus Zero.
You will work on the design and implementation the Nexus Network, working at the bleeding edge of cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation and distributed systems.
As a founding scientist, you will engage in protocol design, and will have a foundational impact over the development and direction of the protocol.
Help design and build the Nexus Network and the Nexus Virtual Machine.
Help design and build Nexus Zero and the Nexus Zero zkVM.
Contribute high-quality, well-tested and well-documented code.
A PhD in distributed systems, mathematics, cryptography or theoretical computer science.
Research / publication record in distributed systems, blockchains, randomness beacons, VRFs, large-scale consensus, consensus on a DAG, blockchain scaling, etc.
OR - Research / publication record in general cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs, MPC, threshold signatures, or other advanced theoretical computer science topics.
You are passionate about decentralized computing, including blockchain scaling, cross-chain communication, modular blockchain architectures, decentralized oracle networks, optimistic rollups and zk-rollups.
You are a self-starter and take high ownership and responsibility of your own work.
You love working in Rust.
You are familiar with the technical architectures of the following great projects and can discuss them at length: Ethereum, Cosmos, StarkNet, Filecoin, Nomad, Axelar, Chainlink, Celestia, IPFS, Arbitrum, Optimism, Near, Polkadot.
What you’ll like about us
Flexible, autonomous work environment.
Flexible location: Stanford / Palo Alto (we will help cover moving costs) and/or remote.
Token compensation, in addition to salary.
Reach out — firstname.lastname@example.org
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