Software Engineer (ZK Proofs)

$140k – $200k • 0.05% – 0.25%

 

Wynd is an early stage startup empowering access to public web data. Wynd Network enables access to public web data through decentralized data scraping tools such our first product, Grass. Grass is a network sharing application that allows users to sell their unused internet bandwidth.

What Experience You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZK proof) technology, with a proven track record of designing and implementing ZK proof protocols and systems.
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Rust, C++, Python, Golang, and Typescript
  • Solid understanding of cryptographic principles and protocols, particularly as they relate to ZA proofs
  • Experience with relevant cryptographic libraries and frameworks, such as libsnark or zk-STARKS.
  • Familiarity with blockchain technology and its applications, particularly in the context of privacy and security.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Your day-to-day:

  • Design, develop, and deploy Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZK proof) protocols and systems to enhance the privacy and security of our products and services.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate ZK proof technology into our platforms, ensuring seamless interoperability and performance.
  • Conduct research and stay updated on the latest advancements in ZK proof techniques and technologies, identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  • Optimize ZK proof protocols and systems for performance, scalability, and efficiency, ensuring they meet the needs of our growing user base.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within the team.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in cryptography, blockchain, and cybersecurity, applying them to our product development effortsParticipate in code reviews, design discussions, and architectural planning sessions to ensure the quality and reliability of our ZK proof implementations.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, early-stage equity, flexible work environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Unlimited PTO
  • New experience stipend

Technical Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in a STEM major or equivalent job experience required
  • 4+ years experience in software development and writing very high quality code that is robust and easy to maintain
  • Knowledge on how to build large scalable systems
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying and solving issues with intricate, live software systems, as well as in-depth familiarity with contemporary software development processes such as continuous integration and continuous deployment.
  • Professional or native English language proficiency

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