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Senior Zero Knowledge Researcher

Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Technology Innovation Institute

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

 

Cryptography Research Centre

 

In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

 

Today, our research focuses on: 

 

  • Cryptography for the era of quantum computers
  • Cryptography for the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Cryptography for the Cloud
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Cryptography engineering
  • Cryptanalysis

 

Position: Senior Zero Knowledge Researcher

 

Job Description

 

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art Zero Knowledge primitives
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Collaborate on the design and implementation of ZK within broader protocols, including privacy-preserving verifiable computation, Multi-Party Computation and post-quantum cryptography
  • Propose new projects and research directions

 

Skills required for the job

 

  • 5+ years of work experience in the field
  • Expertise on Zero-Knowledge and (interactive) proof systems
  • Familiarity with MPC and lattice-based cryptography (including FHE) is a plus
  • Experience with post-quantum signatures and accumulators is a plus
  • Experience in C or C++, and Rust relevant as well. Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science

 

 

At TII, we help society to overcome its biggest hurdles through a rigorous approach to scientific discovery and inquiry, using state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration with leading international institutions. Our rigorous discovery and inquiry-based approach helps to forge new and disruptive breakthroughs in advanced materials, autonomous robotics, cryptography, digital security, directed energy, quantum computing and secure systems.