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, we are a 350+ strong team working remotely across 66+ countries.

View all our open positions here: https://www.nethermind.io/open-roles



 

Are You the One?

Are you interested in the dynamic interplay between finance, economics, and blockchain technology? If you're curious about diving into the intricacies of Ethereum and other blockchain platforms to understand their economic principles and address their challenges, this could be your opportunity. As a Cryptoeconomics Researcher, you’ll have the chance to apply your analytical abilities to study the cryptoeconomic landscape, focusing on areas such as staking risks, Maximal Extractable Value (MEV), and order flow analysis. We're seeking someone who is detail-oriented, enjoys exploring new challenges, and is keen on contributing to advancing finance and technology. We'd love to hear from you if you’re motivated by the prospect of working in an innovative field and have a knack for thorough analysis.

Responsibilities:

As a cryptoeconomics researcher, you will participate in research on, for example:

  • Analyzing economics model, incentive structures and financial mechanisms of Ethereum and its protocols.
  • Risks associated with staking, restaking, and other blockchain-specific economic activities.
  • MEV and related opportunities and threats.
  • Flow analysis to understand market behaviors and trends

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to

  • Collaborate with development teams to suggest improvements to blockchain protocols based on research findings.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and advancements in blockchain technology, crypto-economics, and finance, ensuring that your research is current and relevant.
  • Publish research papers, reports, and blog posts to share findings with the broader community, enhancing the company's thought leadership in the space.

Skills:

  • Foundation in economics, finance, and quantitative analysis, with a deep understanding of blockchain technology and crypto-economics.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical modeling tools (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB).
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Nice to Have:

  • Advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Previous research experience in the field of crypto economics or a related discipline.
  • A portfolio of published research papers or articles on topics related to blockchain, cryptoeconomics, or financial technology.
  • Active participation in blockchain communities and familiarity with the latest discussions and trends in the cryptoeconomics space.

If you are eager to shape the future of finance and technology, joining a team of innovative thinkers and industry leaders, we encourage you to apply for the Cryptoeconomics Researcher role. Together, we can explore the vast potential of blockchain technology and contribute to the development of a more secure, efficient, and equitable global economic system.

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

 

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