About Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates, and community members. Most teams in the Protocol Labs Network are fully distributed and work remotely around the world. Engineers, researchers, and operators work in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (web3, cryptography, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).
About Lurk Lab
Lurk Lab is an entity within Protocol Labs that is building Lurk (https://github.com/lurk-lang), a Turing-complete programming language for recursive SNARKs. Lurk implements a minimal Lisp whose program executions can be proven in zero-knowledge, yielding succinct proofs which are concretely small and fast to verify. Lurk uses a Rust implementation (https://github.com/lurk-lang/lurk-rs) for expression evaluation, proving, and verification, with Nova (https://github.com/microsoft/Nova/) as its proving backend. Because Lurk is Turing-complete, it can be used to make and prove arbitrary computational claims (within resource limits).
A Software Engineer for Lurk Application Development will support Lurk Lab in building core functionalities of the Lurk language, with specific focus on the development and implementation of applications. The ideal candidate will be able to learn new skills and master difficult concepts quickly. They should be fluent in Rust, familiar with zero-knowledge proofs and related cryptographic primitives, and experienced developing user-centric applications. Extra points if they are familiar with Lisp, Scheme, or another Lisp-based language.
- Continuous onboarding to the Lurk programming language.
- Drive user-centric application development. This includes being the primary technical contact for designated collaborations.
- Prototype solutions for Lurk clients.
- Work with TPM and lab lead to coordinate language development in conjunction with application development needs.
- Explore and develop potential use-cases for Lurk. Examples could include:
- Integrating Lurk with ADX
- Using Lurk for DID and attestation databases
- General SWE support as needed.
If you’re passionate about the future of computing and a more democratized internet, we want to talk to you.
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