Build the world's most performant zk-SNARK proving system with the team that brought you PlonK, Plookup, and fully private DeFi on Ethereum.
Aztec is building an encrypted smart contracts platform that will require an extremely efficient proving system. This system must be capable of expressing complex programs in small circuits, and parts of it must be optimized to run in constrained environments. We seek C++ engineers excited to attack this challenging work on the frontiers of applied cryptography in a role that is engineering-focused.
Our requirements for this role are flexible. We do not expect candidates with strong engineering experience to have any existing cryptography skills or domain knowledge. A mathematical background is helpful but the most important characteristic is a strong interest in privacy-preserving technology and an ability to quickly absorb and disseminate new information. By the same token, while fluency programming in some language is required, we do not expect a candidate with strong cryptography or mathematics experience to be an elite engineer.
Desired experience and attributes
3+ years of experience writing production-quality code in C++ or another lower-level language (e.g., Rust, C, Fortran).
Solid foundations in mathematics and/or cryptography (ideally, knowledge of abstract algebra, elliptic curves, basic cryptography).
An iterative, build-first mindset.
Well-developed organization and team communication skills.
Confidence making assumptions and working with black boxes.
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