Logos is hiring a
Remote Zero Knowledge Research Engineer
\nWho are we\n\nVac builds public good protocols for the decentralized web.\n\nWe do applied research based on which we build protocols, libraries and publications. Custodians of protocols that reflect a set of principles - liberty, privacy, etc.\n\nYou can see a sample of some of our work here: Vac, Waku v2 and Ethereum Messaging, Privacy-preserving p2p economic spam protection in Waku v2, Waku v2 RFC. Our attitude towards ZK: Vac <3 ZK.\n\nThe role\n\nThis role will be part of a new team that will make a provable and private WASM engine that runs everywhere. As a research engineer, you will be responsible for researching, designing, analyzing and implementing circuits that allow for proving private computation of execution in WASM. This includes having a deep understanding of relevant ZK proof systems and tooling (zk-SNARK, Circom, Plonk/Halo 2, zk-STARK, etc), as well as different architectures (zk-EVM Community Effort, Polygon Hermez and similar) and their trade-offs. You will collaborate with the Vac Research team, and work with requirements from our new Logos program. As one of the first hires of a greenfield project, you are expected to take on significant responsibility, while collaborating with other research engineers, including compiler engineers and senior Rust engineers.\n\n\n\nKey responsibilities \n\n\nResearch, analyze and design proof systems and architectures for private computation \n\nBe familiar and adapt to research needs zero-knowledge circuits written in Rust Design and implement zero-knowledge circuits in Rust\n\nWrite specifications and communicate research findings through write-ups\n\nBreak down complex problems, and know what can and what can’t be dealt with later\n\nPerform security analysis, measure performance of and debug circuits\n\n\n\n\nYou ideally will have\n\n\nVery strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience\n\nExperience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#)\n\nExperience with Open Source software\n\nDeep understanding of Zero-Knowledge proof systems (zk-SNARK, circom, Plonk/Halo2, zk-STARK), elliptic curve cryptography, and circuit design\n\nKeen communicator, eager to share your work in a wide variety of contexts, like internal and public presentations, blog posts and academic papers.\n\nExperience in, and passion for, blockchain technology.\n\nA strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles\n\n\n\n\nBonus points if \n\n\nExperience in provable and/or private computation (zkEVM, other ZK VM)\n\nRust Zero Knowledge tooling\n\nExperience with WebAssemblyWASM\n\n\n\n\n[Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role. Just explain to us why in your cover letter].\n\nHiring process \n\nThe hiring process for this role will be:\n\nInterview with our POps team\n\nInterview with team member from the Vac team\n\nPair programming task with the Vac team\n\nInterview with Vac team lead\n\n\n\nThe steps may change along the way if we see it makes sense to adapt the interview stages, so please consider the above as a guideline.\n\nCompensation\n\nThe expected compensation range for this role is $90,000 - $190,000 (negotiable, dependent on how we assess your skills and experience throughout our interview process. We are happy to pay in any mix of fiat/crypto. \n\n#Salary and compensation\n
No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Design, Ethereum, Senior and Engineer jobs that are similar:\n\n
$60,000 — $105,000/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
\n\n#Location\nMadrid, Madrid, Spain
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