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Episode 214: Emin Gün Sirer on Avalanche and its Formation

This week Anna chats with Emin Gün Sirer - CEO Ava Labs and Founder of Avalanche. They chat about...

ZK Podcast

latest Episode

Episode 214: Emin Gün Sirer on Avalanche and its Formation

This week Anna chats with Emin Gün Sirer - CEO Ava Labs and Founder of Avalanche. They chat about...

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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.

ZK Community

Featured ZK Jobs

Community / Marketing Manager

Zero Knowledge Podcast

We are looking to hire an experienced Community / Marketing Manager for the Zero Knowledge Podcast itself! Ideally applicants should have some minimal software and front-end technical skills to be able to manage the Zero Knowledge Podcast website, jobs board, community channels and various event pages. 

Requirements:
* 2-3 years of community marketing experience in a start-up context
* Experience marketing virtual events
* Some front-end experience (or a proven aptitude for picking up technical skills)
* Experience managing public social channels: Telegram, Discord, etc
* Some knowledge of bockchain tech, Zero Knowledge and/or the decentralised space
* Strong writing skills

Events Lead

Zero Knowledge Validator

ZKValidator is a mission driven validator aiming to raise the profile of zero knowledge and privacy technology in the blockchain space. We currently operate across eight proof-of-stake blockchain networks each of which you will be exploring in this role as well as additional networks. Our small team consists of members with extensive and varied experience in the blockchain space and specifically in the zero knowledge community.

The Role:
You will be responsible for running our network and company events. In the coming quarter we have at least 2 online events and 1 in person event planned (travel restrictions dependent). We would also likely have a team retreat during this period. We are looking for an experienced events manager to take ownership of these events, including the marketing and logistics.
The role is remote but we have current team members based in Berlin, Lisbon and the UK. If you are based in any of these cities, then we could also host you in a co-working place with colleagues. We are looking for someone who can start the role immediately.

Day to day responsibilities include:
- Creation of event marketing strategies
- Budgeting for each event
- Drafting of blogs, tweets and other marketing material
- Scouting a venue / setting up online platform
- Logistics management
- Speaker and sponsor management
- Possible volunteer management
- Creating additional post-event media and content.

The ideal candidate would:
- Have extensive events management - both online and offline
- Have a proven track record of organization and project management skills
- Have the experience of having run events from top to bottom
- Be proactive, independent and creative - you are not afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and initiate new activities.
- Be familiar with blockchain communities and the communication and social channels most used by them. However, you do not need to be an expert on the subject matter.
- Be an excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communicator.
- A passion for blockchain and previous experience in the space.

It would be great if you also had:
- Previous work experience in a startup environment.
- Been part of a blockchain community or initiative.

If you have examples of previous events you have run please share them along with your CV / examples of relevant work experience in an email to susannah@zkvalidator.com.

Research Engineer, CryptoCompute Lab

Protocol Labs

We seek talented researchers and engineers who have a fiery passion to build foundational infrastructure for the fabric of human knowledge; who wish to work on the bleeding edge of cryptographic primitives & high performance computing; and who understand the value of creating resilient, open, and excellent software.

CryptoCompute Lab

Protocol Labs has created a new research lab focused on cryptography and high performance computing (CryptoCompute Lab). This lab supports engineering teams by solving "problems-to-be" before they impact operational systems and networks (such as IPFS, libp2p, and Filecoin) and also supports them on existing bottlenecks.

In 2020 alone, CryptoComputeLab delivered, among many other things:- A production-ready implementation of the Proofs of SpaceTime used by Filecoin.- The fastest implementation: zkSNARK implementation based on Groth16- The above power the live Filecoin network, producing around 4 Million zkSNARKs per day, the largest deployment of zkSNARKs to date.- A state-of-the-art BLS signature implementation.

Research Engineering at Protocol Labs

We are hiring a Research Engineer to pursue our vision in building and expanding the Crypto Compute Lab. The engineer is expected to take part in work related to surveying academic literature, implementing, and evaluating designs nurtured within the lab and also identifying problems with existing designs in production deployments.

We believe in an Open Source and Open Collaboration approach to creation. We keep our egos checked at the door and work as a team to tackle the many hard research and engineering challenges required to make systems resilient.

Full Stack Integration Engineer

Polygon - Hermez

Polygon Hermez is a blockchain startup formed by over 35 professionals. The team is spread all over the world, and we have offices in Switzerland and Spain. Polygon Hermez is a proud member of the Polygon ecosystem, you can read more here.

Our goal is to give communities and individuals the freedom to self-organise. Every human should have the power to be themselves and preserve their privacy. We aim to improve the scalability of the Ethereum blockchain, creating an inclusive and accessible blockchain payment network by using ZK-proof technology.

Our protocol Polygon Hermez is a decentralised zero-knowledge rollup that scales the Ethereum network and lowers the cost of transactions. We do this while enhancing user experience and giving back to the blockchain community. More information can be found on our website: https://hermez.io

We offer remote and flexible work. You can expect a warm welcome from a friendly and international team that will support you in your personal and professional growth. This is an exciting opportunity to take an active part in the blockchain space and contribute to the decentralization of the future.

We're looking for a Full Stack Engineer to integrate Polygon Hermez into our partners’ applications. You'll work with different engineering teams to design, spec, and implement Web Apps and APIs that showcase the potential of the Polygon Hermez network, as well as optimizing and improving the backend to adapt to new requirements. 

We are looking for someone with the following experience and skills: 

- 3 years experience working as Consultant or Project Lead.
- 3-4 years experience working with modern JavaScript tools like ES6+, Vue, React, Angular development tools, and service APIs.
- Experience in taking ownership of the development and maintenance of the backend stack. Knowledge of golang is a plus.
- Minimum one year experience working with backend blockchain stack: web3, ethers, truffle and/or hardhat.
- Minimum one-year experience with Ethereum blockchain architecture and smart contract development with Solidity.
- Passion about privacy and decentralization. 
- Develop high-quality, performant, modern, clean and readable code. 
- Good written and verbal communication skills in English. 

Responsibilities:

- Design and implement quality frontend and backend architectures that connect with blockchain platforms like Hermez and Ethereum. 
- Work with our design, product teams and partners to transform ideas and designs into great products. 
- Develop high-quality, performant, modern, clean and readable code within tight deadlines. 
- Take ownership of the development and maintenance of the project from ideation to deployment. 
- Work with the engineering, design, and product teams collaboratively, contributing ideas that add value to our product roadmap and company goals. 

It will be nice if you are:

- Experienced working in projects using cryptography, complex maths and complex database structures.
- Experienced in designing blockchain architectures.
- Familiar with existing L2 blockchain solutions.
- Familiar with Zero-Knowledge algorithms.
- Familiar with DevOps stack.

Last but not least: 

We are looking for positive, optimistic, proactive, and creative people who are looking forward to building innovative technology.

If you think that your profile matches this position, please send your details to us

Good luck!

Community / Marketing Manager

Zero Knowledge Podcast

We are looking to hire an experienced Community / Marketing Manager for the Zero Knowledge Podcast itself! Ideally applicants should have some minimal software and front-end technical skills to be able to manage the Zero Knowledge Podcast website, jobs board, community channels and various event pages. 

Requirements:
* 2-3 years of community marketing experience in a start-up context
* Experience marketing virtual events
* Some front-end experience (or a proven aptitude for picking up technical skills)
* Experience managing public social channels: Telegram, Discord, etc
* Some knowledge of bockchain tech, Zero Knowledge and/or the decentralised space
* Strong writing skills

Events Lead

Zero Knowledge Validator

ZKValidator is a mission driven validator aiming to raise the profile of zero knowledge and privacy technology in the blockchain space. We currently operate across eight proof-of-stake blockchain networks each of which you will be exploring in this role as well as additional networks. Our small team consists of members with extensive and varied experience in the blockchain space and specifically in the zero knowledge community.

The Role:
You will be responsible for running our network and company events. In the coming quarter we have at least 2 online events and 1 in person event planned (travel restrictions dependent). We would also likely have a team retreat during this period. We are looking for an experienced events manager to take ownership of these events, including the marketing and logistics.
The role is remote but we have current team members based in Berlin, Lisbon and the UK. If you are based in any of these cities, then we could also host you in a co-working place with colleagues. We are looking for someone who can start the role immediately.

Day to day responsibilities include:
- Creation of event marketing strategies
- Budgeting for each event
- Drafting of blogs, tweets and other marketing material
- Scouting a venue / setting up online platform
- Logistics management
- Speaker and sponsor management
- Possible volunteer management
- Creating additional post-event media and content.

The ideal candidate would:
- Have extensive events management - both online and offline
- Have a proven track record of organization and project management skills
- Have the experience of having run events from top to bottom
- Be proactive, independent and creative - you are not afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and initiate new activities.
- Be familiar with blockchain communities and the communication and social channels most used by them. However, you do not need to be an expert on the subject matter.
- Be an excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communicator.
- A passion for blockchain and previous experience in the space.

It would be great if you also had:
- Previous work experience in a startup environment.
- Been part of a blockchain community or initiative.

If you have examples of previous events you have run please share them along with your CV / examples of relevant work experience in an email to susannah@zkvalidator.com.

Research Engineer, CryptoCompute Lab

Protocol Labs

We seek talented researchers and engineers who have a fiery passion to build foundational infrastructure for the fabric of human knowledge; who wish to work on the bleeding edge of cryptographic primitives & high performance computing; and who understand the value of creating resilient, open, and excellent software.

CryptoCompute Lab

Protocol Labs has created a new research lab focused on cryptography and high performance computing (CryptoCompute Lab). This lab supports engineering teams by solving "problems-to-be" before they impact operational systems and networks (such as IPFS, libp2p, and Filecoin) and also supports them on existing bottlenecks.

In 2020 alone, CryptoComputeLab delivered, among many other things:- A production-ready implementation of the Proofs of SpaceTime used by Filecoin.- The fastest implementation: zkSNARK implementation based on Groth16- The above power the live Filecoin network, producing around 4 Million zkSNARKs per day, the largest deployment of zkSNARKs to date.- A state-of-the-art BLS signature implementation.

Research Engineering at Protocol Labs

We are hiring a Research Engineer to pursue our vision in building and expanding the Crypto Compute Lab. The engineer is expected to take part in work related to surveying academic literature, implementing, and evaluating designs nurtured within the lab and also identifying problems with existing designs in production deployments.

We believe in an Open Source and Open Collaboration approach to creation. We keep our egos checked at the door and work as a team to tackle the many hard research and engineering challenges required to make systems resilient.

Full Stack Integration Engineer

Polygon - Hermez

Polygon Hermez is a blockchain startup formed by over 35 professionals. The team is spread all over the world, and we have offices in Switzerland and Spain. Polygon Hermez is a proud member of the Polygon ecosystem, you can read more here.

Our goal is to give communities and individuals the freedom to self-organise. Every human should have the power to be themselves and preserve their privacy. We aim to improve the scalability of the Ethereum blockchain, creating an inclusive and accessible blockchain payment network by using ZK-proof technology.

Our protocol Polygon Hermez is a decentralised zero-knowledge rollup that scales the Ethereum network and lowers the cost of transactions. We do this while enhancing user experience and giving back to the blockchain community. More information can be found on our website: https://hermez.io

We offer remote and flexible work. You can expect a warm welcome from a friendly and international team that will support you in your personal and professional growth. This is an exciting opportunity to take an active part in the blockchain space and contribute to the decentralization of the future.

We're looking for a Full Stack Engineer to integrate Polygon Hermez into our partners’ applications. You'll work with different engineering teams to design, spec, and implement Web Apps and APIs that showcase the potential of the Polygon Hermez network, as well as optimizing and improving the backend to adapt to new requirements. 

We are looking for someone with the following experience and skills: 

- 3 years experience working as Consultant or Project Lead.
- 3-4 years experience working with modern JavaScript tools like ES6+, Vue, React, Angular development tools, and service APIs.
- Experience in taking ownership of the development and maintenance of the backend stack. Knowledge of golang is a plus.
- Minimum one year experience working with backend blockchain stack: web3, ethers, truffle and/or hardhat.
- Minimum one-year experience with Ethereum blockchain architecture and smart contract development with Solidity.
- Passion about privacy and decentralization. 
- Develop high-quality, performant, modern, clean and readable code. 
- Good written and verbal communication skills in English. 

Responsibilities:

- Design and implement quality frontend and backend architectures that connect with blockchain platforms like Hermez and Ethereum. 
- Work with our design, product teams and partners to transform ideas and designs into great products. 
- Develop high-quality, performant, modern, clean and readable code within tight deadlines. 
- Take ownership of the development and maintenance of the project from ideation to deployment. 
- Work with the engineering, design, and product teams collaboratively, contributing ideas that add value to our product roadmap and company goals. 

It will be nice if you are:

- Experienced working in projects using cryptography, complex maths and complex database structures.
- Experienced in designing blockchain architectures.
- Familiar with existing L2 blockchain solutions.
- Familiar with Zero-Knowledge algorithms.
- Familiar with DevOps stack.

Last but not least: 

We are looking for positive, optimistic, proactive, and creative people who are looking forward to building innovative technology.

If you think that your profile matches this position, please send your details to us

Good luck!

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