Software Engineer, Cryptography

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About The Role

Our team is actively building a leading cryptography organization in order to solve complex problems involving mathematics, establishing standards and guidelines for safe use of cryptographic code, advancing the state of cryptography both within and outside Aptos
We have open roles for both junior and senior engineers, and for researchers in this space

What you’ll be doing:

  • Define cryptography principles and best practices within the Aptos blockchain and ecosystem
  • Establish cryptographic standards by writing Aptos Improvement Protocols (AIPs)
  • Evaluate cryptographic libraries for their safety and performance
  • Design, implement, maintain and audit cryptographic schemes, such asย  signature schemes, authenticated data structures, secret sharing, distributed pseudo-random functions, and zero-knowledge proofs
  • Publish research work to top conferences
  • Contribute across the Rust Blockchain code stack, the Move framework, and many of the SDKs (, Typescript, Python, Rust)
  • Work closely with engineering and partner teams

What weโ€™re looking for:

  • Prior experience in cryptography or security
  • Experience programming in Rust, TypeScript (JavaScript), or Python
  • Familiarity with smart contracts
  • Ability to write technical documentation and specifications
  • Fluent in English

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