Cryptography Researcher at Brave Software

Remote | International | Part-time
Brave Software

Cryptography researcher

  • Anywhere

We are hiring a member of the Brave Research team to work on a range of applied cryptography projects at Brave. Our goal is to improve the security of Brave and the BAT ecosystem, as well as the privacy, and anonymity of Brave end-users through a combination of cryptography-based tools.

As a Cryptography Researcher at Brave, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and implement cryptographic protocols to provide security, privacy and accountability for users of the Brave ecosystem
  • Help Brave to design and develop a secure and private DEX and crypto swaps protocols that integrate seamlessly in the browser
  • Develop ways to prevent client-side fraud through cryptography
  • Develop novel ways to allow extensions to run without compromising user privacy and security
  • Develop novel ways to provide client-side integrity
  • Keep abreast of various browser security standards and initiatives with focus on cryptography scheme such as Privacy Pass, Trust Tokens, PAKE protocol, etc

Required qualifications:

  • Have familiarity with blockchain technologies
  • Be comfortable diving into unfamiliar and complex codebases.
  • Proficiency in at least one low-level or systems programming language such as C++, Rust, Go. At least 3-5 years of practical work experience is necessary
  • Experience shipping to production cryptographic protocol or primitives
  • Proficiency working with Git
  • Comfortable working with a geographically-distributed software development team.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Solid theoretical and practical understanding of zero knowledge schemes.
  • Experience contributing to open source codebases and/or participating in open source communities. Virtually all of our work at Brave is done in the open on Github.
  • Familiarity with Chromium’s architecture.
  • Experience auditing C++, Rust or Go code for security and privacy issues.
  • Experience and willingness to publish high quality research work.
  • Ability to write clear technical documentation.
  • Be excited about security, privacy, anonymity, and censorship resistance!

This is a full-time or part-time role, reporting to Brave’s Chief Scientist. A Ph.D. is strongly encouraged,but not always required for this role. Desire and demonstrated ability to publish in top-tier academic conferences and journals is a major plus.

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