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



Are you the one?

As a Consensus Research Engineer, you will tackle complex problems in designing and implementing consensus algorithms. Your role will involve a thorough analysis of existing algorithms, assessing their throughput, finality, and security aspects. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in consensus mechanisms, particularly within blockchain technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement custom consensus algorithms tailored to specific requirements.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of existing consensus algorithms, evaluating their performance metrics, including throughput, finality, and security.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate and optimize consensus mechanisms within blockchain systems.
  • Stay updated with the latest developments and research in consensus algorithms and distributed computing.

Skills:

  • Proficiency in consensus algorithms, with a strong understanding of their underlying principles and applications, especially within blockchain technology.
  • Experience in designing and implementing consensus algorithms or related distributed systems.
  • Solid understanding of distributed computing problems and solutions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to critically evaluate complex systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in developing distributed systems.

This is a fully remote role, with flexibility to work on a diverse range of projects, and opportunities to attend leading global conferences in the field. Some of Nethermind Research’s past work includes:

- Fiat-Shamir Security of FRI and Related SNARKs: https://eprint.iacr.org/2023/1071
- Systematization of Knowledge for Decentralized Identities and Verifiable Credentials: https://research.lido.fi/t/a-proposal-for-partnering-with-nethermind-to-design-a-mechanism-for-a-good-validator-set-maintenance/3000
- Attributable Consensus Solution for DV clusters: https://community.obol.tech/t/proposal-attributable-consensus-solution-for-dv-clusters/104
- Threshold Signature Schemes: https://medium.com/nethermind-eth/threshold-signature-schemes-36f40bc42aca
- A DEX design with user privacy: https://eprint.iacr.org/2023/1868

Perks and benefits:

  • Equity
  • Fully remote
  • Flexible working hours.

 

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