Monad Labs is hiring a
Remote Senior Applied Cryptographer
\nMonad Labs is a venture-backed startup building the Monad blockchain, a high-performance smart contract platform built to bring world adoption to decentralized apps. Monad delivers 1000x the throughput of Ethereum—10,000 transactions per second—while maintaining backward-compatibility for Ethereum smart contracts, offering users and developers the best of both worlds.\n\nFounded by Jump Trading alums, our team solves challenging problems in distributed systems engineering and low-latency optimization, authoring novel open source code to implement a new, high-performance, high-reliability, high-value system.\n\nAfter recently raising a $19 million seed round backed by Dragonfly Capital, Placeholder Capital, Naval Ravikant, and other leaders in the crypto space, we are hiring a few more exceptional engineers who want to work on challenging and impactful problems in a fast-paced environment.\nThe Role\n\nWe are looking for an exceptional Senior Applied Cryptographer who is interested in cryptographic protocols and their application to blockchain. You will play a leading role in designing and implementing critical components of the blockchain, such as signature schemes, threshold encryption, distributed key generation, and zero-knowledge proofs. Your work will significantly contribute to the security and scalability of the platform.\nWho you are\n\n\n* Resourceful and self-motivated\n\n* Team oriented, collaborative, and a good communicator\n\n* Adaptive; able to make meaningful contributions in a fast-paced environment\n\n* Opinionated about software architecture\n\n* Motivated to push the limits of system performance through repeated optimization\n\n* Interested in building high-value fault-tolerant distributed systems\n\n\n\nRequirements:\n\n\n* Advanced degree in applied cryptography\n\n* 5 years of experience in applied cryptography in an academic or industrial setting\n\n* Excellent knowledge of modern cryptography primitives, such as zero-knowledge proofs, signature schemes, threshold encryption, and MPC\n\n* Strong programming skills in languages like python or C++\n\n\n\nBonus:\n\n\n* Research publications\n\n* Contributions to open source projects\n\n* Startup experience\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll be doing\n\n\n* Designing and implementing crucial cryptographic components of the blockchain, such as signature schemes, threshold encryption, distributed key generation, and zero-knowledge proofs.\n\n* Conducting literature review and researching opportunities to incorporate the latest advances into the workflow.\n\n\n\nWhy work with us\n\n\n* You’ll work on extremely challenging problems with massive impact\n\n* You’ll work with and learn from a small, exceptional team\n\n\n* You’ll receive a competitive salary, along with equity\n\n* You’ll shape the culture as an early employee and make impactful contributions from day one\n\n* You’ll be part of a flat, results-driven organization\n\n* Your work will be deeply impactful, enabling much cheaper and more efficient decentralized computation and ultimately paving the way for new dapps that improve many people’s lives.\n\n\n\nSalary and benefits\n\nMinimum full-time salary of $200,000. (**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary; a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)\n\nMonad Labs’ benefits include unlimited and encouraged paid time off; insurance coverage; home office equipment stipend; monthly wellness/fitness stipend; and 10 company-observed holidays. \n\n#Salary and compensation\n
No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Crypto, Ethereum, Python and Senior jobs that are similar:\n\n
$60,000 — $107,500/year\n
💰 401(k)\n\n🌎 Distributed team\n\n⏰ Async\n\n🤓 Vision insurance\n\n🦷 Dental insurance\n\n🚑 Medical insurance\n\n🏖 Unlimited vacation\n\n🏖 Paid time off\n\n📆 4 day workweek\n\n💰 401k matching\n\n🏔 Company retreats\n\n🏬 Coworking budget\n\n📚 Learning budget\n\n💪 Free gym membership\n\n🧘 Mental wellness budget\n\n🖥 Home office budget\n\n🥧 Pay in crypto\n\n🥸 Pseudonymous\n\n💰 Profit sharing\n\n💰 Equity compensation\n\n⬜️ No whiteboard interview\n\n👀 No monitoring system\n\n🚫 No politics at work\n\n🎅 We hire old (and young)\n\n
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