Principal Cryptography Researcher/Engineer

| Greater LA Area
About Spring Labs:
Spring Labs is transforming that way that data is shared through the creation of the Spring Protocol -- a blockchain-based protocol that enables the creation of data marketplaces to facilitate the sharing of private & secure information. The first use case for the Spring Protocol is the creation of a data marketplace for consumer credit and identity data, effectively disrupting the existing bureau system and building a more transparent, fair, secure, and cost-effective solution for both consumers and banks/lenders.
To-date, Spring Labs has raised $15.8mm in seed funding from some of the top VCs and blockchain funds in the world, including August Capital, Pritzker Group, Jump Capital, Multicoin Capital, and Wavemaker Genesis.
If you're someone who wants to work at the bleeding edge of nascent technology, push yourself and collaborate with a resourceful and highly-motivated team, and strive to build a more secure, open, and transparent world of data sharing, then we would love to hear from you!
About the Principal Cryptography Researcher/Engineer Role:
Our growing Cryptography team is a sub-team of the Technology and Research team focused on solving difficult problems in security, performance, and privacy at scale, using cryptographic tools. This involves research, protocol design, implementation of cryptographic primitives, systems engineering, collaboration with academia, contributions to open source software development, participation in Internet standards organizations like the IETF and more.

Responsibilities

  • Theoretical Focus: Design advanced cryptographic systems and protocols
  • Applied Focus: Prototype/build and optimize cryptographic systems and protocols
  • Develop novel solutions that provide strong privacy and anonymity guarantees at transaction, network and user level 
  • Explore cryptographic techniques such as PIR, ZKP, SMPC, I2P, Dandelion, Ring Signatures and PHE/HE that can be used to develop solutions
  • Ensure that solutions are performant (millisecond to microsecond) at required scale
  • Identify solutions that balance security, privacy and performance depending on the use case
  • Strongly focus on secure cryptographic engineering while implementing solutions

Qualifications

  • MS/Ph.D. in a scientific field or equivalent experience
  • Core understanding of applied and/or theoretical cryptography
  • Significant research experience in applied cryptography and/or cryptographic engineering
  • Effective verbal and written skills required for communicating complex technical issues to peers and a general audience

Additional Qualifications (Preferred, Not Required)

  • Publications in top cryptography or security venues
  • Experience designing, working with, and scaling distributed systems
  • Open source library contributions
  • Contribution to standards organization such as NIST, IETF etc.

Spring Labs Core Values

  • "Everyone is a Founder"
  • Operate with Integrity
  • Work Hard, Have Fun
  • The Best Ideas Win/No Ego

Equal Opportunity Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Marina Del Rey, CA

An Insider's view of Spring Labs

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a lot of chemistry. As unoriginal as it may sound, we're all really good friends. And great relationships foster communication and collaboration, which have a hugely positive impact on our day-to-day work.

Ashwini, PhD

Architect

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined as the company's first dedicated Marketing professional, but now, in addition to Marketing, also lead our efforts around Recruiting and PR. We're a true meritocracy, wherein productivity is rewarded above all else.

Jared

Product Marketing Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At Spring Labs, we’re big believers in proactive accountability. We empower our employees with the responsibility and the information they need to make impactful business decisions. The best organizations are able to run autonomously, which is why we facilitate an environment that encourages proactivity and accountability.

Adam

Co-Founder and CEO

What are Spring Labs Perks + Benefits

Spring Labs Benefits Overview

People are most productive when they're a part of a healthy work environment, which is why we make a dedicated effort to foster conditions that keep our team happy, motivated, and excited for each new day.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
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Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
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Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Some Meals Provided
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Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
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