Applied Cryptography Researcher
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022
<p>Spacemesh is a <a href="https://spacemesh.io/resources#faq-how-does-spacemesh-achieve-a-high-degree-of-decentralization">fairly mined</a> cryptocurrency that is <a href="https://spacemesh.io/careers/applied-crypto/#term:permissionless">permissionless</a>, trustless, secure, and <a href="https://spacemesh.io/blog/race-free-consensus-based-on-proofs-of-space-time/">race-free</a>. Spacemesh is built and distributed as <a href="https://github.com/spacemeshos">open-source software</a> and all software work done for Spacemesh is contributed to the world under a permissive software license.</p><p>To get a full sense of our motivation, vision, scope, and values please <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbvGEeHZmsg">watch this whiteboard video</a> with our chief scientist, cryptography professor Tal Moran. To learn more about the platform from a tech perspective, please see the resources <a href="https://spacemesh.io/resources">available here</a>.</p><p>If you want to work on a layer one project, and be at the forefront of the next major tech disruption – decentralized programmable money – apply to join us.</p><p>We are looking for an exceptional applied cryptography researcher to join our growing research team.</p><p><strong>You will be able to enjoy:</strong></p><ul> <li>A flat and fully remote structure, with team members in The United States, Italy, Ukraine, Israel, Germany, India, Taiwan, and more.</li> <li>Open source exposure</li> <li>flexible hours</li> <li>regular research and developers sync-up</li> <li>Full responsibility for the quality and delivery of major platform components</li> <li>A chance to work closely with the Spacemesh world-class researches <a href="https://talmoran.net/">Tal Moran</a> and <a href="https://www.cs.cornell.edu/~iddo/">Iddo Bentov</a> </li> <li>Working closely with the open-source community</li> <li>A tokens package and a competitive salary</li> </ul><p><strong>Responsibilities:</strong></p><ul> <li>Evaluate the security and implementation correctness of open source crypto software components and libraries.</li> <li>Provide concrete recommendations for improving the security, implementation correctness, and quality of these components.</li> <li>Coordinate and incorporate feedback on tasks from other members of the Spacemesh research team.</li> <li>Communicate protocol specification to the dev team and assist developing software requirements for implementation.</li> </ul><p><strong>Sample Tasks:</strong></p><ul> <li>Review the group arithmetic functions of a specific crypto library for implementation correctness of the theoretical constructs and operations, and recommend additional test cases to improve the library’s quality.</li> <li>Review the implementation correctness and the security of a new key derivation algorithm for creating elliptic curve signature key pairs from a random seed algorithm, based on published research.</li> </ul><p><strong>Skills & Experience:</strong></p><ul> <li>Excellent advanced math skills.</li> <li>Advanced degree in applied cryptography.</li> <li>Good familiarity with the latest academic research applicable to blockchain security and cryptography.</li> <li>Good knowledge of modern crypto primitives.</li> <li>Good understanding of elliptic curve based cryptography, in particular, signature schemes.</li> <li>Good knowledge of modern elliptic curve signature theory.</li> <li>Skillful in python (for prototyping or communicate spec in pseudo code).</li> <li>Comfortable reading C/C++, Go and Rust code</li> </ul><p></p><p>Learn more about Spacemesh Technology</p><ul> <li><a href="https://protocol.spacemesh.io/#/">Spacemesh protocol developer documentation</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/spacemeshos/go-spacemesh">go-spacemesh - full node implementation in Go</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/spacemeshos/SMIPS/issues">Spacemesh improvement proposals (SMIPS)</a></li> </ul><p>Protocol</p><ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbvGEeHZmsg">Spacemesh Protocol introduction with Prof. Tal Moran</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liNmlxrwrvI">Whiteboard Series with Prof. Tal Moran</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/spacemeshos/protocol">Protocol docs</a></li> </ul>
Spacemesh is an equal opportunity employer.