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Algorithmic Game Theorist

Heliax

Remote worldwide

Posted 4 months ago

Blockchains do not scale to a global user-base of seven billion people.

Tech stack

  • Distributed Systems

Overview

We have an open position for an economist who can research, survey, design, and analyze methods for internalisation of externalities such as greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, labour exploitation, and damage to the epistemic commons into alternative economic systems, protocols, and cultures designed from the ground up.

The primary project of Heliax is Anoma, a suite of protocols and mechanisms for self-contained self-sovereign coordination. Anoma includes a sovereign, proof-of-stake blockchain protocol that enables private, asset-agnostic cash and private bartering among any number of parties, an open-source smart contract and zero-knowledge circuit language supporting first-class formal verification, a heterogeneous consensus protocol which reifies the spectrum between sovereign and sharded security, and more. You will be working across, within, and above all of these protocols to ensure that the gestalt is in alignment with the strategic direction outlined in the Anoma vision paper of alleviating the abstractive deficit inherent in modern systems of economic interchange and providing communities the tools they need to opt out of systems which do not serve their best interests and opt in to ones which do.

Heliax is a remote-first team, currently composed of cross-disciplinary members located around the world. All of our work is open-source. Our work culture is characterized by open-allocation, where team members have a high degree of freedom and autonomy in choosing when to work, what to work on, and whom to work with.


Responsibilities

  • Conduct research surveys and conduct primary research in the areas of economic externality internalisation, such as carbon taxation, and local sovereignty, such as local currencies
  • Analyze proposed protocols regarding properties such as security, privacy, and scalability


Qualifications

  • Academic or research background in economics or related social sciences
  • Basic understanding of blockchain technologies and associated research
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)


Bonus Qualifications

  • Having been involved in a project all the way from design to implementation
  • Familiarity with carbon taxation
  • Familiarity with local currencies


Misc

Competitive compensation in a negotiable mix of salary and equity. Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. Ideally someone who enjoys nature and hiking 🏔️.

Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

  • Flexible Working

  • Team Workouts

  • Conference Tickets

  • Unlimited Vacation

  • Travel opportunities

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