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Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary 🚀

Internships

Zug, Switzerland

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • blockchain
  • cryptography

Benefits & perks

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    To sum it up...

    Do you want to participate in creating Web 3.0?

    Role overview

    Are you an undergraduate junior or senior student with a passion for blockchain or cryptograpy?

    Do you feel passionate about supporting high-performance, multinational teams? Do you thrive in a fast-paced startup environment with new problems to solve every day? Do you want to be part of a young and growing technology organization with a strong vision?

    Web3 Foundation accelerates the development and adoption of the decentralized web. We’re providing the framework and setting the standards for an ecosystem so that the most cutting-edge projects can work together, multiplying their benefit to society as a whole. We’re building the future of identity, privacy, financial markets and commerce through blockchain and cryptographic technologies. At the core of this work is Polkadot - a platform that enables blockchains of all kinds to interact and communicate with one another. This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of technological development and join in shaping the future of society for the better.

    We are always looking for Interns to start in following areas:

    Research:

    We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure. We thus work closely with both academics as well as development teams to deploy components of large-scale distributed systems. We explore a remarkable array of research topics within our mandate to steward distributed technologies, including:

    • Cryptographic protocols
    • Consensus algorithms
    • Game theory and mechanism design
    • Economics
    • Censorship resistance
    • Privacy technologies

    Our diverse cryptographic research topics include

    • Advanced signature schemes
    • Distributed random number generation
    • Zero-knowledge proofs and their optimizations
    • Multiparty computation
    • Technical Education

    You will be instrumental in uncovering the needs of developers and projects and ensuring that they are met; through creating communication material to be distributed online or during our events and curating the materials created by the community. Furthermore you will build applications that use and showcase the Web3 stack.

    • Create documentation such as blog posts, tutorials and videos to teach developers how to build on the Web3 stack
    • Curate educational material created by the community and ensure its accessibility
    • Build demo applications that use and showcase the Web3 stack
    • Answer technical questions from developers working with Polkadot and related technologies
    • Investigate and identify new technologies and capabilities that will enhance the Web3 tech stack

    What we offer:

    • Competitive compensation and employee benefits
    • Regular company retreats at unique locations located around Europe
    • Opportunity to work in a multinational, high-performance team with diverse backgrounds (i.e. physics, computer science, machine-learning algorithm design, legal, financial products, management consulting, marketing & advertising, etc.
    • You will build valuable skills through real life experience
    • It’s an opportunity to explore a career path in technology with a group of engaged, passionate engineers who continuously push the boundaries of creative solutions with cutting edge technology


    Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

    Salary

    Competitive

    Contract type

    Full time

    Technologies & frameworks

    • blockchain
    • cryptography

    Benefits & perks

      Interested in seeing this company work? Contribute to their Open Source.

      View All Issues

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