Senior Software Engineer - Cryptography [160’000 - 180’000 CHF]

IT & Technology

Salary 160’000 - 180’000 CHF per year
Requirements:- Some of the things that may be helpful preparation for a role at DFINITY include:

> od understanding and experience in using cryptographic protocols (encryption and signature schemes, zero-kledge proofs, etc.).

> Experience in systems security and implementation best practices.

> Experience in implementing cryptographic primitives and using hardware/trusted execution environments (smart-cards, HSM, SGX, SEV, etc.).

> A deep understanding of at least one systems software language, like C, C++, or Rust.  Our systems developers work primarily in Rust (we will help you learn it).

> Experience deploying systems that run 24x7x365 and building the monitoring, alarming, and tooling required to keep them healthy.  

> A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field.  The unique challenges at DFINITY have attracted many engineers with advanced degrees, however, your practical experience is more important to us than your educational background.

What kind of engineers are we looking for? 

> First, we seek a passion for building quality production systems software. Research is an important component of what we do, however, our first passion is for changing the world by shipping software. 

> Second, we are looking for team players who enjoy working alongside other brilliant people to come up with the best solutions together.  

> Finally, curiosity and open-mindedness are critical. We face many challenges to building the world's first Internet Computer, and we need innovators to help take on them.

Responsibilities:- Cryptography Engineers at DFINITY work on a broad array of problems including: 

> Designing APIs for cryptographic libraries that are easy to use and hard to misuse

> Implement cryptographic tools and algorithms used by all components of the Internet Computer:
>> Signature schemes, including multi and threshold signatures
>> Distributed key generation algorithms
>> Merkle trees
>> Encryption schemes
>> Zero-kledge proofs

> Key management

> Authentication mechanisms and securing data in flight and at rest

> Ensuring secure coding practices and compatibility with client-based applications (browsers, Ledger devices, etc.)

Technologies:- C
- Network
- Rust
- Security
More: The Internet Computer is the fastest and only infinitely scalable general-purpose blockchain — incubated and launched by the DFINITY Foundation in May 2021. A team of over 200 world-rened cryptographers, distributed systems engineers, and programming language experts have taken on the massive technological challenge of building, maintaining, and continuously improving a ‘world computer’ powerful enough to host Web3 dapps, DeFi, games, NFTs, social media, and metaverse projects.

DFINITY was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur and crypto theoretician, Dominic Williams, and attracted interest and financial contributions from early members of the Ethereum community. Later, top-tier institutions such as Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, and SV Angel backed the Internet Computer in a collective effort to help build out Web3.

Do you like designing and implementing secure systems? Are you passionate about code simplicity, quality, and performance? Do you think that cryptographic tools such as zero-kledge proofs and threshold crypto are heavily underutilized? This is a unique opportunity to work with exceptional engineering teams creating the Internet Computer and bring advanced cryptographic algorithms to practical use.


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