Staff Zero Knowledge Engineer

April 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$1,500
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What is Polygon Labs?

Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols. Polygon Labs engages with other ecosystem developers to help make available scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3. Polygon Labs has initially developed a growing suite of protocols for developers to gain easy access to major scaling solutions, including layer 2s (zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups), sidechains, hybrid chains, app-specific chains, enterprise chains, and data availability protocols. Scaling solutions that Polygon Labs initially developed have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized apps, unique addresses exceeding 225 million, over 1.2 million smart contracts created and 2.56 billion total transactions processed since inception. The existing Polygon network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, and well-known enterprises, including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon Labs is carbon neutral with the goal of leading Web3 in becoming carbon negative.

Job Summary

Polygon Labs is looking for an experienced Zero Knowledge engineer to join the team building Plonky2 to help move the project into production. This person will be working directly with the proving system and the zkEVM in Rust and should be comfortable with the cryptography behind Zero Knowledge proofs and the EVM.

Key Job Responsibilities
 Implement new features in the zkEVM, for example adding support for a new EIP
 Optimize the existing code to make it even betterFind and resolve open security issues in the code
 Performing code reviews
 Mentoring junior team members
A Day in the Life
 “A day in the life might include …”
 Researching novel ways to optimize Plonky2
 Performing code reviews on open pull requests
 Implementing support for an EIP
About the Team
 A distributed rust team working on novel problems in the ZK space
 One of the most experienced ZK teams in the world
 Our main focus in the coming years is all around ZK technology, and you will be at the center of it
What you'll need- Preferred Qualifications
 Strong rust is required (2+ years)
 Strong background knowledge of ZKPs
 Strong knowledge of Ethereum
 Prior knowledge of Plonky2 would be beneficial
 A high level of mathematical maturity
 A degree in a technical field, a higher level of education is preferred

Polygon Labs Perks

The goal of the Polygon Labs total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits:

Remote first global workforce

Industry leading Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance

Company matching 401k with 3% match

$1,500 Home Office Set Up Allowance (life-time max)

$200 Annual Book Allowance Program

$75 Monthly internet or phone reimbursement

Flexible Time Off

1 company wide wellness Friday day off per quarter

Company issued laptop

Egg freezing, mental health, and employee wellness benefits

In certain countries medical, dental and vision is fully covered for employees & their dependents. This is country and plan specific.

401k is for United States employees only

Polygon Labs is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Polygon Labs is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

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