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Auditing Engineer II Part Time Ph.D Masters Students USA

Quantstamp, Inc.
$54k - $63k est.
CA San Francisco US

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As a smart contract auditor, you will be at the forefront of Web3, using a hacker mindset to identify vulnerabilities in target contracts of mainstream projects, from token contracts to full fledged DeFi protocols. Come and join us in our mission in securing the blockchain!
This position is for candidates that are currently doing/finishing their Ph.D or Masters and can commit 20h/week. You already have a basic understanding of how blockchain works and know how to code smart contracts and are aware of the main security caveats and how to identify them. To succeed in our testing for Auditing Engineer II, you must demonstrate ability to read and write code, have an understanding of common security vulnerabilities in smart contracts, and analyze architectural trade-offs.
This job is fully remote - you can work from anywhere in the world!
Candidate Profile

  • Background in Computer Science or any related field such as Mathematics & Physics
  • Loves to find bugs in software systems and has a great eye for detail
  • Fluent English communication, both written and spoken
  • Fluent in reading simple to medium complexity Solidity smart contracts
  • Understands the most common security pitfalls with Solidity smart contracts
  • Understands the basics of blockchain
  • 20 hours/week minimum required
Nice to Have
  • Hands-on experience with blockchain projects
  • Partial availability (2-6h) during EST work hours to allow for communication with the team
Responsibilities
  • Perform code reviews/audits of blockchain projects in small teams of engineers
  • Interact with other team members to discuss the likelihood and impact of findings
  • Write and review audit reports before they are shared with the customer
Optional Opportunities
  • Interact with customers to clarify technical requirements and to answer technical questions
  • Perform research on a new topic in the crypto space and provide internal “Lunch and Learn” (LnL) sessions. There is an option to also record and publish LnLs on YouTube or other social media platforms
Perks
  • Competitive compensation package (commensurate to experience) + performance and referral bonuses
  • 100% remote and flexible working hours. Work from anywhere in the world
  • Generous paid time off, including maternity/paternity leave
  • Retirement/pension plan
  • Rent your own desk in a co-working space or work from anywhere at any time
  • Free gym membership or any virtual alternative of your choice
  • Learn about the hottest and newest products and trends in the crypto space before they appear on any news outlets
  • Join quarterly all-expenses-paid retreats in exotic/exclusive locations with the whole team

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