Cryptography & Security Researcher Job at Glocomms , San Francisco, CA

  • Glocomms
  • San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Location: Downtown San Francisco (Financial District)

Compensation: $150,000 - $180,000 base salary + equity

Glocomms is partnered with an innovative open-source AI startup leveraging cutting-edge cryptographic techniques and blockchain technologies to create a secure, efficient, and scalable platform.


  • Design, analyze, and enhance our Proof of Sampling protocol, integrating optimistic fraud proofs and zero-knowledge proofs.
  • Conduct advanced research on cryptographic algorithms and protocols, including but not limited to threshold signatures, multi-party computation (MPC), and secure communication protocols.
  • Develop and implement security solutions for blockchain components, focusing on Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchain projects.
  • Conduct security assessments and penetration tests on blockchain components, identifying vulnerabilities and proposing mitigation strategies.
  • Develop and audit smart contracts using Solidity, ensuring robustness and security.
  • Implement and optimize Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) consensus mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with the development team to integrate cryptographic solutions and ensure secure implementation.
  • Publish research findings in academic journals and present at conferences to contribute to the broader blockchain and cryptography community.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in blockchain security and cryptography to continuously improve the platform.


  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in Computer Science, Cryptography, Information Security, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in blockchain security and cryptography research, with a strong understanding of cryptographic algorithms and secure communication protocols.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to conduct thorough security assessments and penetration tests.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a track record of publishing research in reputable journals or conferences.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, remote startup environment.
  • Experience with threshold signatures, multi-party computation (MPC), and Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) consensus mechanisms.
  • Familiarity with optimistic fraud proofs and zero-knowledge proofs.
  • Preferred: Proficiency in programming languages such as C++, Go, or Rust.
  • Preferred: Experience with Solidity and smart contract development.
  • Preferred: In-depth knowledge of Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchain projects and protocols.
  • Preferred: Prior experience in an open-source project or decentralized platform.

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive salary and equity options.
  • Opportunity to work on groundbreaking technology in a rapidly evolving field.
  • Flexible remote work environment.
  • Collaborative and inclusive team culture.

This position will be up to 75% on-site in downtown San Francisco, CA.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Contract work, Remote job, Flexible hours,

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