What are we all about?

We are a team of builders and researchers on a mission to empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on decentralized systems.

Our expertise covers several domains: Ethereum and Starknet protocol engineering, layer-2, cryptography research, protocol research, decentralized finance (DeFi), security auditing, formal verification, real-time monitoring, smart contract development, and dapps and enterprise engineering.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with, such as Ethereum Foundation, Starknet Foundation, Gnosis Chain, Flashbots, Forta Protocol, Lido, EigenLayer, Open Zeppelin, RISCZero, Aleph Zero, and many more.

Today, there are nearly 200 of us working remotely from over 45+ countries.

View all our open positions here: https://www.nethermind.io/open-roles

About the Security Apprenticeship Program

Our Security Apprenticeship Program offers students and graduates worldwide an opportunity to engage in directed and autonomous studies across various topics, focusing on smart contract security. Apprentices will contribute tangibly to its evolution through exciting and challenging projects.

As an apprentice at Nethermind, you'll have the chance to participate in a 3-month-long, in-depth learning experience with top blockchain security researchers. This includes mentorship, continuous coaching, and access to their expertise.

This is a paid apprenticeship program. 

What you will be doing

  • Engaging in directed and autonomous studies across various topics, with a focus on smart contract security.
  • Collaborating with leading blockchain security researchers, benefiting from mentorship, continuous coaching, and access to their expertise.
  • Undertaking an independent research project on an area of mutual interest.
  • Conducting hands-on code audits using our methodologies and techniques.
  • Providing verbal and written reports on identified vulnerabilities.
  • Having the opportunity to enhance your technical capabilities in Web3 security.

You have

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • A passion for the blockchain space and decentralization.
  • Basic knowledge of the Solidity programming language.
  • A basic understanding of Ethereum or other EVM-based blockchains.
  • A keen interest in analyzing complex problems.
  • Interest in developing adversarial thinking and a hacker mindset.
  • Above-average attention to detail.
  • Advanced English proficiency and excellent communication skills (oral and written).

Be part of our Security Apprenticeship Program! 


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Your consent to share personal information is entirely voluntary, and you may withdraw your consent at any time. Should you have any questions about this process, or wish to withdraw your consent please contact: legalnotices@nethermind.io 

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