At Aztec, our goal is to take the original promise of Ethereum–a decentralized and verifiable world computer–and expand its capability immensely by making it fully encrypted.
In the current public blockchain paradigm, users and entities unknowingly broadcast data in the public, compromising privacy and security to get trustlessness.
Not only are unencrypted blockchains inherently privacy-exposing, they require significant redundancy to compute and verify the legitimacy of transactions.
Implementing scalable encryption in a public blockchain paradigm requires cutting-edge math and engineering. Thankfully, our team of scientists and engineers invented Plonk, the industry-standard zkSNARK, and Noir, the universal language of zero knowledge.
Now, we’re building a first of its kind public-private encrypted blockchain: Ethereum, encrypted. And it’s now time to bring it to market.
We’ve raised $125 million from industry-leading investors including a16z crypto, Paradigm, Variant, Consensys, and a_capital, and we’re growing quickly.
- Be comfortable with SSA terminology
- Be familiar enough with CraneLift and possibly LLVM to discuss the advantages and dis-adavantages of both approaches
- Have previous experience converting an AST to a SSA IR, preferably using CraneLift as the Noir middle-end is designed after CraneLift
- Be comfortable implementing and owning optimizations
- Have experience with Rust and writing open source Rust cod
Noir is an integral part of the Aztec vision as it is the language that will power the ecosystem.
- Short term; this role will involve fleshing out the SSA generation and optimization passes
- Long term; This role will involve modifying the SSA IR and constraint generation to accommodate Noir smart contracts. This work may involve diving into what is conventionally referred to as the frontend where type generation and program resolution is completed. Enough knowledge to modify this section of the code will be needed but this role will not be responsible for ownership of it.
- 1-3 years of Rust experience
- Have a strong knowledge of compilers (in particular SSA generation)
- Have a firm understanding of how constraints are generated from high level constructs such as arrays, inequalities and integer addition.
- Familiarity with Noir, its purpose and other languages that have similar goals.
- C++ and typescript experience a bonus
- Worked on IDE tools such as a syntax highlighter and language server.
- Developed a toy compiler, preferable a compiler and not an interpreter
- Familiarity with current blockchain tooling and developer experience
- Knowledge of Circom/Zokrates and ZkEVM
- A love for beautiful abstractions while being pragmatic
What we offer:
- Flexible and remote work environment
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays annually
- Additional benefits include health insurance, retirement plans, and opportunities for professional development.
- Quarterly offsite travel for collaboration
- Events and conference budget
- An opportunity to work at the cutting edge of blockchain and FinTech with a world class cryptography and engineering team
Aztec Labs is an equal opportunity employer and we value creativity, diversity, and intellectual curiosity. If you're passionate about leveraging your creative talents to make a real-world impact, and if you want to be part of a team that's shaping the future of digital privacy, then we would love to hear from you.