|NuCypher is a cryptography company that builds privacy-preserving infrastructure for the new web.|
A successful candidate does not need to have prior experience in cryptography as they will work very closely with a cryptographer to build out the system. However, they should be a quick learner and comfortable around math (e.g. linear algebra, probability, number theory).
A successful candidate will lead engineering for the new open-source cryptographic product from the ground up. They will work on problems at the forefront of cryptography and have a leadership role in design decisions of the system. As such, competency in algorithms and low-level design is a must. An interest in compilers and/or optimization would be nice to have. Given the nature of an early stage product, a successful candidate should work in a fast and iterative style when it comes to prototyping. They will be be motivated by solving tough open-ended problems. Additionally, they should be highly comfortable working in a system programming language such as C or Rust (whether through work experience or side projects).
We offer highly competitive compensation and a highly flexible working environment (remote-first, headquartered in San Francisco).
* Design and build the core infrastructure of a new cryptographic system (alongside a cryptographer);
* Lead the engineering side of the product;
* Implement cryptographic primitives (including zero-knowledge proofs and fully homomorphic encryption) and write robust, security-first code that will run in high-risk, adversarial environments;
* Contribute to research;
* Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
* Proficient in a system programming language such as C or Rust (also open to those proficient in a functional programming language);
* Competency in algorithms and low-level design;
* Confidence working with multiple programming languages;
* Comfortable around math;
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
Please send your CV and a code sample you’re proud of to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Math background and/or strong interest in math;
* Background in compilers and/or optimization;
* Familiarity with applied cryptography and advanced cryptographic concepts like lattice-based cryptography and zero-knowledge proofs;
* Experience with designing and/or implementing large-scale distributed systems;
* Any experience, professional or amateur, working in security engineering, appsec, or other information security roles is a plus (hackers are welcome!).