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Algorithmic Game Theorist

Remote | Worldwide

05 October, 2022

Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Distributed Systems

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Team workouts
  • Conference tickets
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Travel opportunities
Blockchains do not scale to a global user-base of seven billion people.

Role overview

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 🏔️.

  • 10-49

Heliax is a public goods lab which researches, develops, deploys, and maintains protocols and mechanisms designed to serve the everyday needs of humanity. Using these protocols and mechanisms, we build vertically integrated products and networks that form coherent open systems which are capable of acting as an alternative to existing exploitative paradigms. Everything produced by Heliax is open-source and unencumbered by any form of IP law. Two of the most notable vertically integrated protocols are Anoma and Namada. Anoma is an intent-centric, privacy-preserving protocol for decentralized counterparty discovery, distributed solving,and atomic multi-chain settlement – a radically novel architecture for decentralized protocols marking the beginning of the third generation of architectures, the first new generation since the introduction of programmable settlement by Ethereum. Namada is Anoma’s first fractal instance: a proof-of-stake Layer 1 blockchain protocol designed to provide users with asset-agnostic, interchain privacy. The key innovations include Zcash-like shielded transfers for any assets (fungible and non-fungible), incentivised privacy sets, and interoperability with Ethereum via a custom bridge and with the Cosmos ecosystem and others via IBC. As components of these vertically integrated protocols, Heliax builds many modular components which can be used independently or jointly, such as the Juvix language, Typhon consensus suite, Taiga private state transition framework, and VampIR polynomial circuit compiler. Heliax is a remote-first (but not remotely-only) team, currently composed of +50 cross-disciplinary members located around the world.

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Compensation

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Distributed Systems

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Team workouts
  • Conference tickets
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Travel opportunities

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