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Principal Architect in Applied Cryptography - Special Projects (under N.D.A.)



Remote worldwide


Posted about 1 year ago

Be an engineer, an architect, an applied cryptographer, and a leader for a Special Project (under N.D.A.)

Tech stack

  • Cryptography

As a Principal Architect in Applied Cryptography at IOG, you must be an engineer, an architect, an applied cryptographer, and a leader - it’s a multifaceted role. You have the exciting challenge of working with bleeding-edge research and technology, always with a focus on the market's needs. You will be a leader of an exceptional team, working on everything from Post-Quantum prototypes to hand-optimization of existing primitives to completely new products. To support you on this challenge, we have software architects, product managers, project managers, formal methods specialists, and QA test engineers, with whom you must have high bandwidth communications.

Your mission

  • Champion the applied¬†cryptography¬†team
  • Captain end-to-end¬†development¬†and¬†delivery¬†of new products
  • Spearhead¬†prototyping of¬†cryptographic¬†products
  • Translate research into rigorous engineering¬†specifications¬†and implementations
  • Meticulously review¬†cryptographic¬†protocols and proposed primitives
  • Contribute to industry¬†standards¬†and operational best practices
  • Identify¬†where the business needs to be next and get it there.


Your expertise

  • A degree in¬†Computer¬†Science, Engineering, or Applied Mathematics is desirable but¬†not¬†essential
  • A minimum of 4-5 years¬†development¬†experience (professional or otherwise) in the required language (C,¬†Rust,¬†Scala)
  • Experience working with¬†Git¬†and version control
  • Knowledge of¬†functional¬†and object-oriented programming paradigms
  • Expert knowledge of applied¬†cryptographic¬†engineering¬†&¬†best practices
  • Expert knowledge of both asymmetric and symmetric primitives with¬†cryptographic¬†signing systems
  • Expert knowledge of Elliptic Curve¬†crypto-systems
  • Expert knowledge of ZK protocols, Multi-Party¬†Computation¬†(MPC)
  • Familiarity with¬†blockchain¬†cryptography¬†and constructions
  • Practical experience with implementation of¬†cryptographic¬†primitives
  • Expert in terms of¬†secure¬†design (constant time, operational¬†security,¬†management¬†of key material)
  • Security¬†sensibility related to¬†cryptographic¬†implementation
  • Good theoretical¬†cryptography¬†and mathematical knowledge
  • Ability to read¬†cryptographic¬†papers, explain them, and¬†manage¬†delivery¬†of their implementation
  • Ability to create and deliver public presentations about our solutions
  • Knowledge of pairing-based¬†cryptography¬†is a bonus.



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 EST or GMT time zone for this role.

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



Contract type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Healthcare Stipend - UK & Ireland Employees

  • Health Insurance - US Employees

  • Pension

  • No call Fridays

  • 100% remote working

  • Promote From Within

  • Paid time off

  • Paid Sick Days

  • Tokens

  • Committed to a diverse team


  • Learning & Development

  • Performance Bonus

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