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Blockchain Research Engineer

Demerzel Solutions Limited


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If you've envisioned yourself at the forefront of AI and Web3 innovation, then Nethermind offers the perfect opportunity to transform that vision into reality.

Nethermind is a Blockchain Research and Software Engineering company. We empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on the decentralized web. Our work touches every part of the blockchain ecosystem - from fundamental cryptography research to application-layer protocol development.

We are currently seeking talented and passionate Research Engineers to join our growing AI and ZK teams. Successful candidates will research, design, develop and optimize protocols and applications fundamental to the advancement of Web3. Our projects range from core protocol development of ZK components for Starknet to design and development of Hardware and Software for Worldcoin.


  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis on topics related to zero-knowledge cryptography, secure multi-party computation, consensus mechanisms, and their applications in blockchain and distributed systems
  • Design and execute experiments, simulations, and proofs-of-concept to validate research findings and evaluate the performance and feasibility of proposed solutions.
  • Develop and implement novel cryptographic algorithms, protocols, and techniques to enhance data privacy, security, and scalability in decentralized networks
  • Optimization and contribution to closed and open source projects
  • Collaboration with internal and external teams within the Web3 community
  • Opportunity to work with the top software engineers and research professionals to solve the toughest technical challenges
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in cryptography, blockchain, and related fields, attending conferences, and participating in academic and industry discussions.
  • Working with the latest tools and technologies


  • Proven track record of conducting original research in relevant field
  • Excellent programming skills - Rust preferred however other languages will be considered
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, with a deep understanding of cryptographic primitives, zero-knowledge proofs, and secure multi-party computation techniques.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, with a talent for breaking down complex problems and developing innovative solutions.
  • 2+ years demonstrable engineering or research experience in Blockchain or Web3
  • Deep understanding of Ethereum blockchain architecture
  • Understanding of good software architecture and engineering process
  • Ability to write clean, testable, and maintainable code without over-engineering
  • An entrepreneurial nature, willing to take ownership and run toward problems
  • A fascination with the inner working of blockchains

Nice to have:
  • Ph.D. or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cryptography, or a related field
  • Rust Proficiency
  • Experience with development on Starknet and Cairo language
  • Familiarity with zk proof systems (ZK-STARK, ZK-SNARKs)
  • Cryptography
  • Mathematics Background
  • Having activity on GitHub is a significant advantage (please include links to projects or PRs that you have submitted to external projects)

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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.

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