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Research Cryptographer, FHE

Remote | Worldwide

13 October, 2021

Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Cryptography
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Rust
  • Research
  • APPLIED CRYPTOGRAPHY
  • Rustlang
  • homomorphic encryption

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Team workouts
  • Conference tickets
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Travel opportunities
Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents.

Role overview

Overview

Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents.

Heliax is looking for a research cryptographer interested in fully-homomorphic encryption protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement FHE constructions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks.

This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and analyze existing FHE protocols for security, expressivity, and performance, monitor the state of the research field for compelling new theoretical advances, and conduct original exploratory research into new constructions
  • Update & alter existing protocols and implementations (such as nuFHE), customize them for specific proof-of-concept and production use-cases
  • Produce technical specifications for designs & instantiations of said protocols and assist with implementation in coordination with team members

Qualifications

  • Academic research background in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography
  • Prior experience with fully-homomorphic encryption in a research context
  • Self-motivated & self-organized

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with (fully) homomorphic encryption libraries (e.g. SEAL, HElib)
  • Prior experience in low-level systems programming, ideally in Rust
  • Prior experience with distributed ledger (blockchain) technology

Misc

Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. North America is fine.

Ideally someone who enjoys travel, nature and hiking. Often we find that protocols are best designed not in a meeting room but rather on a trail 🏔️.

  • 10-49

Heliax is a research, development, and product company dedicated to bringing novel research to bear on the hardest problems in the distributed ledger space and making self-sovereign and privacy-preserving technologies accessible worldwide. Our Work Heliax is the core development team building the Anoma Network, a layer 1, proof-of-stake, blockchain protocol that deploys cutting edge research in zero-knowledge cryptography and distributed systems design to enable private, asset-agnostic cash, bartering among any number of parties, and coordination mechanisms at large scale. Our Research Heliax's R&D team distills novel research across many disciplines, such as zero-knowledge cryptography, programming language theory, and computer science with the aim of building open-source tools that contribute to solving the bottlenecks in the blockchain industry. Some of our past projects include: Juvix, a dependently-typed high-level language for developing smart contracts, which is platform agnostic and able to output efficiently executable code. MASP, a zero-knowledge cryptographic scheme implemented in Rust that enables multi-denomination privacy sets Our Culture Heliax is a remote-first company with +20 team members located around the world. Our culture is defined by the following principles: Shaping the industry: join the vanguard of the emerging blockchain industry and work on problems that have never been solved before and on building systems and products that were not possible before. Remote first: from Canada, United States, Brazil, the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Taiwan, Japan– work from whenever you want. Open allocation: high degree of autonomy and flexibility. Team gatherings: from company-wide to team-specific gatherings to research and industry conferences.

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Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Cryptography
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Rust
  • Research
  • APPLIED CRYPTOGRAPHY
  • Rustlang
  • homomorphic encryption

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Team workouts
  • Conference tickets
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Travel opportunities

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