Researcher – Cryptographic Protocol Design Job at DFINITY in Zürich, ZH
DFINITY is looking for a full-time Cryptography Researcher specialized in practical and provably secure cryptographic protocols for blockchains. The main task is to design, develop, and prove secure, efficient cryptographic protocols for a distributed system. You will contribute in creating a high-performance blockchain computer. We offer a flexible work style with the chance to work in a very dynamic team alongside top talented people from all around the world.
Identify functional and security requirements of cryptographic protocols for the DFINITY platform
Design provably secure, scalable and practical cryptographic protocols
Design security models, capturing requirements and adversarial model
Provide full implementation specification of cryptographic protocols
Collaborate with a team of Researchers and Developers across our global research centers
Participate in software architecture decision, providing necessary information in a clear fashion
Collaborate with engineers to implement cryptographic protocols
Write high-quality research papers targeted at the top conferences and journals
Represent the company in academic and industry conferences and share technical information with the public
PhD in Cryptography, emphasis on efficient and provably secure protocols
Excellent record of peer-reviewed publication, in particular at IACR, ACM, and IEEE conferences
Experience in implementation of cryptographic protocols in C or Rust
Working well in a team
Good understanding of practical systems and their security
Experience as a postdoctoral researcher or industry researcher is a plus
Experience with distributed protocols and blockchain protocols is a plus
Experience in fast multiparty computation protocols is a plus.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Company Location: Zürich, ZH