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This week Anna speaks with Adam Gągol and Matthew Neimberg about Aleph Zero - an L1 project mixing ZKPs...

ZK Podcast

latest Episode

Episode 203: MPC and DAGs with Aleph Zero’s Adam Gagol & Matthew Niemerg

This week Anna speaks with Adam Gągol and Matthew Neimberg about Aleph Zero - an L1 project mixing ZKPs...

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ZK Blog

What is ZEXE? (PART III)

DPC Recap The idea of the records nano-kernel is Core to ZEXE, and enables a new cryptographic primitive called decentralized

The Road to ZK-Finance (aka. ZK-Fi)

As the cryptocurrency industry underwent rapid growth, enterprises started to take notice. With information such as user and financial data being more valuable than ever before

On the Optimization of PLONK

In this article we brief three directions on optimizing PLONK, which is a polynomial interactive oracle proofs (IOP) zkSNARK systems.

What is ZEXE? (Part I)

In order to appreciate ZEXE’s design, it is crucial to first understand a bit more about how cryptocurrencies work under the hood.

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Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer & Protocol Developer

Heliax (Anoma)

Heliax is looking for a cryptographer & researcher interested in zero-knowledge cryptographic protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement zero-knowledge proof constructions such as zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs, distributed cryptographic protocols such as threshold encryption and distributed key generation, and cryptographic primitives such as elliptic curves and hash functions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks.

This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.

Responsibilities
- Evaluate and analyze existing zkSNARK and zkSTARK proof systems such as Groth '16, Ben-Sasson '18, and PLONK for security, expressivity, and performance; monitor the state of the research field for compelling new theoretical advances
- Update & alter existing cryptographic protocols, customize them for specific proof-of-concept and production use-cases
- Produce technical specifications for designs & instantiations of cryptographic protocols and assist with implementation in coordination with team members
- Implement, review, and test cryptographic operations & protocols, primarily in Rust, evaluate existing implementations

Example projects
- The Multi-Asset Shielded Pool (to be published soon)
PLONK & plookup (in progress)
- The PLONK by hand series
- The Demystification series (Supersonic, Fractal)

Qualifications

- Prior experience with cryptographic protocols, especially zkSNARKS or zkSTARKs (though not specifically required)
- Prior experience in low-level systems programming, ideally in Rust
- Self-motivated & self-organized

Bonus Qualifications
- Academic research background in mathematics, computer science, economics, and/or game theory
- Prior experience with distributed ledger (blockchain) technology
- Experience in a functional programming language such as Haskell or Ocaml
- Experience with a proof assistance such as Idris, Coq, or Agda||

Misc
- Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. North America is fine.
- Ideally someone who enjoys travel, nature and hiking. Often we find that protocols are best designed not in a meeting room but rather on a trail 

Events Coordinator

Zero Knowledge Podcast

We are looking to hire an events coordinator, with a proven track record hosting events on and offline, for the Zero Knowledge Podcast. 

Requirements: 
* You have organised or hosted events in the past
* At least 1 year working experience in a start-up context
* Social marketing experience
* Some front-end experience (or a proven aptitude for picking up technical skills) 
* Community & social experience

Nice to haves: 
* Knowledge of Blockchain & the decentralised space
* Writing and production skills

JavaScript & TypeScript Engineer

O(1) Labs Operating Corporation

O(1) Labs is a blockchain technology company that successfully incubated the Mina Protocol. We’re currently working to develop our Zk-Snark based smart contracts (Snapps). Snapps are a new paradigm for blockchain smart contracts, using efficient zero knowledge proofs, off-chain state, & off-chain execution with a layer-1 blockchain. They bring immense opportunities for creating a very unique, powerful blockchain. 

The role
We’re looking for a software engineer to join our Snapps product team to help build various JavaScript & TypeScript apps, tools, examples, partner integrations, & similar. You won’t be working alone--our Snapps team has a technical PM (who is a JS dev) and multiple experienced JS/TS software engineers. We’re looking to expand our team to move more quickly.

Required skills
- JavaScript
- TypeScript
- React
- NodeJS

Ideal candidate
- 3+ yrs experience
- CS degree is not required
- Self-motivated & self-directed
- Front-end (React) and backend (NodeJS) experience
- Serverless JavaScript experience (nice to have, but not required)

Experience with cryptocurrency is not needed for this role; we have many, experienced crypto veterans who can help with any such aspects. But a passion for cryptocurrency &/or JavaScript would be ideal. We love what we do and hope you will too! 

Please send a resume & Github link.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive company. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Stack Engineer (Frontend Focus)

Aztec

Aztec is creating the next generation of payment infrastructure in order to build a fair and open financial ecosystem for everyone. To achieve our mission, we are scaling existing blockchains such as Ethereum to 100's of millions of users. Aztec was founded in 2017 after graduating from the Entrepreneur First accelerator. We are a remote first team with a main office in London.

Our team is built up of world class engineers, cryptographers and PHD that have worked at Zcash, Betfair, Triptease, TripNotice and Google. The company has just secured its Series A funding and is growing quickly. from 13 to 25 people over the next year. Our investors include Consensys, a_capital, Libertus and major US VC's yet to be announced.

We are seeking engineers, developers and designers who want to work at the cutting edge of cryptography and web technology to join us to help re-invent payments.

About the role

As a frontend engineer you will be focussed on championing the user experience for our flagship product zk.money.

Responsibilities
- Working with the product team to build out new features, e.g Trading UI's, Merchandise Store, etc.
- Ensuring the UI is pixel perfect and bug free
- Implementing user feedback

Requirements
- 3 - 5 years of experience in building complex Web UI's in React
- 2+ years of typescript experience
- A great working knowledge of CSS and Animations
- Demonstrable projects showing clean UI's and simple UX's
- A high degree of focus on code quality and reducing complexity
- A passion for blockchain, it's potential, and what we're trying to achieve
- Bonus: Previous experience building blockchain or trading UI's

We Offer
- A highly competitive compensation package (including equity).
- Flexible with remote working.
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays.
- An opportunity to work with a world class cryptography and engineering team.
- An opportunity to work at the cutting edge of blockchain and fintech.

Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer & Protocol Developer

Heliax (Anoma)

Heliax is looking for a cryptographer & researcher interested in zero-knowledge cryptographic protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement zero-knowledge proof constructions such as zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs, distributed cryptographic protocols such as threshold encryption and distributed key generation, and cryptographic primitives such as elliptic curves and hash functions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks.

This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.

Responsibilities
- Evaluate and analyze existing zkSNARK and zkSTARK proof systems such as Groth '16, Ben-Sasson '18, and PLONK for security, expressivity, and performance; monitor the state of the research field for compelling new theoretical advances
- Update & alter existing cryptographic protocols, customize them for specific proof-of-concept and production use-cases
- Produce technical specifications for designs & instantiations of cryptographic protocols and assist with implementation in coordination with team members
- Implement, review, and test cryptographic operations & protocols, primarily in Rust, evaluate existing implementations

Example projects
- The Multi-Asset Shielded Pool (to be published soon)
PLONK & plookup (in progress)
- The PLONK by hand series
- The Demystification series (Supersonic, Fractal)

Qualifications

- Prior experience with cryptographic protocols, especially zkSNARKS or zkSTARKs (though not specifically required)
- Prior experience in low-level systems programming, ideally in Rust
- Self-motivated & self-organized

Bonus Qualifications
- Academic research background in mathematics, computer science, economics, and/or game theory
- Prior experience with distributed ledger (blockchain) technology
- Experience in a functional programming language such as Haskell or Ocaml
- Experience with a proof assistance such as Idris, Coq, or Agda||

Misc
- Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. North America is fine.
- Ideally someone who enjoys travel, nature and hiking. Often we find that protocols are best designed not in a meeting room but rather on a trail 

Events Coordinator

Zero Knowledge Podcast

We are looking to hire an events coordinator, with a proven track record hosting events on and offline, for the Zero Knowledge Podcast. 

Requirements: 
* You have organised or hosted events in the past
* At least 1 year working experience in a start-up context
* Social marketing experience
* Some front-end experience (or a proven aptitude for picking up technical skills) 
* Community & social experience

Nice to haves: 
* Knowledge of Blockchain & the decentralised space
* Writing and production skills

JavaScript & TypeScript Engineer

O(1) Labs Operating Corporation

O(1) Labs is a blockchain technology company that successfully incubated the Mina Protocol. We’re currently working to develop our Zk-Snark based smart contracts (Snapps). Snapps are a new paradigm for blockchain smart contracts, using efficient zero knowledge proofs, off-chain state, & off-chain execution with a layer-1 blockchain. They bring immense opportunities for creating a very unique, powerful blockchain. 

The role
We’re looking for a software engineer to join our Snapps product team to help build various JavaScript & TypeScript apps, tools, examples, partner integrations, & similar. You won’t be working alone--our Snapps team has a technical PM (who is a JS dev) and multiple experienced JS/TS software engineers. We’re looking to expand our team to move more quickly.

Required skills
- JavaScript
- TypeScript
- React
- NodeJS

Ideal candidate
- 3+ yrs experience
- CS degree is not required
- Self-motivated & self-directed
- Front-end (React) and backend (NodeJS) experience
- Serverless JavaScript experience (nice to have, but not required)

Experience with cryptocurrency is not needed for this role; we have many, experienced crypto veterans who can help with any such aspects. But a passion for cryptocurrency &/or JavaScript would be ideal. We love what we do and hope you will too! 

Please send a resume & Github link.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive company. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Stack Engineer (Frontend Focus)

Aztec

Aztec is creating the next generation of payment infrastructure in order to build a fair and open financial ecosystem for everyone. To achieve our mission, we are scaling existing blockchains such as Ethereum to 100's of millions of users. Aztec was founded in 2017 after graduating from the Entrepreneur First accelerator. We are a remote first team with a main office in London.

Our team is built up of world class engineers, cryptographers and PHD that have worked at Zcash, Betfair, Triptease, TripNotice and Google. The company has just secured its Series A funding and is growing quickly. from 13 to 25 people over the next year. Our investors include Consensys, a_capital, Libertus and major US VC's yet to be announced.

We are seeking engineers, developers and designers who want to work at the cutting edge of cryptography and web technology to join us to help re-invent payments.

About the role

As a frontend engineer you will be focussed on championing the user experience for our flagship product zk.money.

Responsibilities
- Working with the product team to build out new features, e.g Trading UI's, Merchandise Store, etc.
- Ensuring the UI is pixel perfect and bug free
- Implementing user feedback

Requirements
- 3 - 5 years of experience in building complex Web UI's in React
- 2+ years of typescript experience
- A great working knowledge of CSS and Animations
- Demonstrable projects showing clean UI's and simple UX's
- A high degree of focus on code quality and reducing complexity
- A passion for blockchain, it's potential, and what we're trying to achieve
- Bonus: Previous experience building blockchain or trading UI's

We Offer
- A highly competitive compensation package (including equity).
- Flexible with remote working.
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays.
- An opportunity to work with a world class cryptography and engineering team.
- An opportunity to work at the cutting edge of blockchain and fintech.

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