Oct 31, 2023
$200,000 - $300,000 yearly
Our client is seeking an experienced Applied Cryptographer or Cryptographic Engineer to focus on building their decentralized messaging platform backed by a16z.
- 3+ years of experience blending product engineering with security, with a substantial focus on E2EE (End-to-End Encryption), cryptography, and protocols such as Double Ratchet, X3DH, or MLS (Message Layer Security).
- Demonstrates proficiency in the Rust programming language and has a comprehensive understanding of peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols.
- Has experience with the design and implementation of decentralized systems, including blockchain technologies, smart contracts, and zero-knowledge technologies.
- Is familiar with adversarial system thinking, with a track record of developing secure products and identifying potential system threats.
- Nice to have
- Has experience in conducting penetration tests and diagnosing system vulnerabilities.
- Develop and implement advanced cryptographic and E2EE solutions for innovative product offerings.
- Use adversarial system thinking to identify potential threats and establish robust defensive measures.
- Apply knowledge of P2P protocols and decentralization to bolster product security and operational efficiency.
- Incorporate blockchain, smart contract, and zero-knowledge technologies into product design to enhance security and functionality.
- Carry out penetration testing and vulnerability assessments to identify and rectify system weaknesses.
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders, conveying complex security concepts in a clear and concise manner.
- Collaborate with teams organization-wide to embed security best practices into all product development and operational activities.
- Keep abreast of industry developments, evolving threats, and best practices in cryptography and blockchain, and integrate these insights into the product development lifecycle.
- Remote, North America or Europe Time Zone