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Head of Cryptographic Engineering

Remote within
  • GMT (-5/+4 hours)

04 May, 2022

Compensation

Competitive

Remote within

    Timezones
    • GMT (-5/+4 hours)

    Contract type

    Full time
    Remote working

    Technologies & frameworks

    • Cryptography
    • zk-protocol
    • C++
    • zero-knowledge proofs
    • Applied Cryptography
    • Mathematics
    • encryption
    • Rust
    • homomorphic encryption
    • mpc
    • Rustlang
    • cryptographic validation
    • c/c++
    • zk-SNARKs

    Benefits & perks

    • Paid sick days
    • Pension
    • Performance bonus
    • Promote from within
    • Committed to a diverse team
    • Paid time off
    • 100% remote working
    • Tokens
    • Learning & development
    • Health insurance - us employees
    • Healthcare stipend - uk & ireland employees
    • No call fridays
    • Company meetups
    IO Global, the co. behind the Cardano blockchain, is looking for a Head of Cryptographic Engineering.

    Role overview

    IO Global is looking for a Head of Cryptographic Engineering to join their Crypto team. IOG is a leading company in the crypto industry. We are designing and implementing different blockchains using Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and permissioned BFT. We are leaders in the research field, with more than a hundred research papers published in the most influential cryptography conferences and journals (NDSS, ICDCS, EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO, SODA, ACM CCS, Financial Cryptography, ESORICS, S&P, Euro S&P, etc).

    You will lead our team of applied cryptographers to implement the crypto primitives designed in collaboration with our Research division into the different blockchains we are developing. You will be at the forefront of cryptographic innovation, from zero-knowledge proofs to novel quantum cryptographic protocols.

    Your mission

    • Define¬†short, mid, and long term roadmaps for implementation of¬†cryptographic¬†primitives
    • Synchronize with the¬†Director¬†of Engineering (or, by default, the¬†CTO) to validate the roadmap, requirements, and strategy for the¬†cryptographic¬†engineering¬†team
    • Interact and coordinate with research, engineering, and product¬†management¬†teams¬†when¬†cryptographic¬†work is required
    • Define¬†and structure the¬†team¬†that is required to satisfy this roadmap
    • Interview¬†cryptography¬†engineer candidates
    • Manage¬†a¬†team¬†of¬†cryptographers,¬†organize the¬†development¬†methodologies, and enforce the best practices¬†defined¬†by the engineering¬†division
    • Provide¬†secure¬†implementations of the¬†cryptographic¬†primitives required by¬†IO¬†projects
    • Read and review¬†cryptographic¬†research papers and contribute when possible to implement them as prototypes
    • Design,¬†specify,¬†implement, and improve¬†cryptographic¬†primitives in¬†production-grade¬†software directly or delegate to and¬†supervise¬†the applied¬†cryptographers¬†in charge of it
    • Review, integrate, and improve common¬†cryptographic¬†primitives, and translate them to other programming languages or delegate/supervise¬†the applied¬†cryptographers¬†in charge of it.

    Requirements

    Your expertise

    • A Master‚Äôs or PhD degree such as¬†computer¬†science, software engineering, mathematics, or a related technical discipline
    • Solid experience in¬†managing¬†small¬†teams¬†of¬†cryptographic¬†engineers
    • Solid understanding of¬†cryptography,¬†its basic theories, and uses
    • Senior¬†expertise in¬†developing¬†cryptographic¬†primitives in¬†C/C++ and¬†Rust
    • Senior¬†expertise in¬†standard¬†cryptography¬†domains
    • Ability to learn new domains like zero-knowledge proofs and MPC and project innovation roadmaps
    • Clear understanding and experience of implementing¬†cryptographic¬†primitives delivered by researchers
    • Experience with formal verification and¬†security¬†audits of¬†cryptographic¬†libraries
    • Expertise in¬†security¬†best practices
    • Experience with quick check or other property-based¬†testing
    • Ability to¬†manage¬†multiple projects simultaneously
    • Interpersonal skills.

    Benefits

    Location

    IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution we are ideally searching for someone in an European or US timezone.

    All Colleagues

    • Flexible schedule
    • Remote work - ability to work anywhere
    • Laptop reimbursement
    • New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones,¬†monitor,¬†etc)
    • Learning &¬†Development¬†Opportunities
    • Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan

    US Employees

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by¬†IO¬†Global for the employee and dependents
    • Health Savings Account
    • Life Insurance

    UK Employees

    • Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service
    • Pension
    • 250+
    • Singapore

    Founded in 2015, IO Global is one of the world‚Äôs pre-eminent blockchain research and engineering companies, best known for the Cardano blockchain platform. We are a fully decentralized, remote-working organization committed to the highest principles of academic rigour and evidence-based software development. The company builds high-assurance blockchain products for public and private sector clients. Our goal is simple ‚Äď to fuel our drive to be best in class by giving you the opportunity, resources and support to deliver your finest work to date. You‚Äôll work with some exceptionally talented and friendly individuals who are always open to new ideas and ways of working. IO Global is an advocate of decentralized remote working, with more than 700 people working in more than 60 countries. Everyone has a different skill set, a different culture, and is at a different stage in their life. We aim to make collaboration between diverse people fun, exciting, and always rewarding. Many companies say they ‚Äėthink outside the box‚Äô ‚Äď for IO Global it‚Äôs more, ‚Äėwe think outside the geography‚Äô.

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

    Compensation

    Competitive

    Remote within

      Timezones
      • GMT (-5/+4 hours)

      Contract type

      Full time
      Remote working

      Technologies & frameworks

      • Cryptography
      • zk-protocol
      • C++
      • zero-knowledge proofs
      • Applied Cryptography
      • Mathematics
      • encryption
      • Rust
      • homomorphic encryption
      • mpc
      • Rustlang
      • cryptographic validation
      • c/c++
      • zk-SNARKs

      Benefits & perks

      • Paid sick days
      • Pension
      • Performance bonus
      • Promote from within
      • Committed to a diverse team
      • Paid time off
      • 100% remote working
      • Tokens
      • Learning & development
      • Health insurance - us employees
      • Healthcare stipend - uk & ireland employees
      • No call fridays
      • Company meetups

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