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Engineering

4 Open Roles
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Full Time

Cryptography Researcher (Remote)

=nil; Foundation has been at the forefront of Ethereum scalability solutions since 2018. With a mission to overcome the Ethereum scalability challenge, the team has been working on cutting-edge products such as =nil;’s native Proof Market, zkLLVM, and Placeholder, combining advanced cryptography, zero-knowledge technology, and database management systems. Now we are looking for an experienced Cryptographer, who has an experience or a strong interest in developing zkProof systems. RESPONSIBILITIES - Developing cryptography algorithms design including proof system design. - Design circuits for protocols’ state proofs for a proof system. - Academic writing. - Security analysis. - Research other solutions related to proof-system\circuits\other cryptography tasks. QUALIFICATIONS - MS with major in Applied Math or equivalent experience. - Deep expertise in cryptographic algorithms and primitives. - Peer-reviewed publications in cryptography, distributed systems, proof systems. - Understanding or experience in ZK proof techniques (for example, Groth16, Plonk, STARKs, Marlin). - The language is English, so you’re supposed to be at least B2 level. As part of our hiring process, one of the key stages involves completing a test assignment. You can familiarize yourself with it by following this link https://nilfoundation.notion.site/Applicant-Challenge-Cryptography-Researcher-at-nil-Foundation-2dd2b4535ac14847a69ea46091b78442?pvs=74 [https://nilfoundation.notion.site/Applicant-Challenge-Cryptography-Researcher-at-nil-Foundation-2dd2b4535ac14847a69ea46091b78442?pvs=74] Should you be interested, you are welcome to undertake this task and submit the link to your completed assignment along with your application. Alternatively, you may respond with your resume and opt to commence the assignment after engaging with our team. BENEFITS Apply to discuss your benefit package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support or other care the company may provide.
Remote
Full Time

Decentralized Applications Developer (Remote)

=nil; Foundation has been at the forefront of Ethereum scalability solutions since 2018. With a mission to overcome the Ethereum scalability challenge, the team has been working on cutting-edge products such as =nil;’s native Proof Market, zkLLVM, and Placeholder, combining advanced cryptography, zero-knowledge technology, and database management systems. As a Decentralized Applications Developer, you will participate in dApps development for connection zkRollup with Ethereum. It includes development of smart contracts for two executional environments: EVM on Ethereum side, and async EVM on =nil; side. RESPONSIBILITIES * Work on decentralized applications architecture and implementation. * Development integration modules between internal and external products. * Writing efficient, scalable, and reusable code; applications and PoC for our partners. * Cooperation with =nil; internal teams. QUALIFICATIONS * Relevant experience in decentralized applications development. * 3+ years of experience in development. * Familiarity with development for Ethereum (with Solidity). * Familiarity with asynchronous programming. * The language is English, so you’re supposed to be at least B2 level. AS A PLUS * BS+ with a major in Computer Science, Applied Math, or related field. * Basic familiarity of cryptographic algorithms and primitives (digital signatures, hash functions, asymmetric encryption, commitment scheme). BENEFITS Apply to discuss your benefit package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support or other care the company may provide.
Remote
Full Time

Engineering Director / Engineering manager (Remote)

=nil; Foundation is a pioneer in zero-knowledge technology dedicated to making zkProofs and trustless data management accessible for developers. Our solutions facilitate scalable trustless computing and data access, organized in one flexible toolchain secured by Ethereum. The toolchain consists of the zkLLVM circuit compiler, the “Proof Market” marketplace for zkProofs, and Placeholder proof system. Currently it’s being developed by the team of ~15 engineers and researchers. Now we are looking for an Engineering director to lead toolchain direction. RESPONSIBILITIES Technical Product Management.  You will be responsible for roadmap and feature prioritisation, based on market research or internal needs. Team/People Management.  You will manage several highly professional teams (about 15-20 engineers in total) and ensure their motivation and alignment with company strategy. Software Architecture.  =nil; You will be responsible for the toolchain overall design and adjusting it if needed. Project Management Manage multiple integration projects simultaneously, ensuring they stay on track and meet deadlines. This includes coordinating with various teams, monitoring project progress, and resolving any issues that arise. Cross-team Collaboration Drive cross-team projects on integrations, fostering collaboration and ensuring clear communication between different teams. This also includes coordinating with stakeholders across the organization to align on project objectives and deliverables. QUALIFICATIONS - Proven experience as an Engineering Manager/Engineering Director or similar role in the tech industry. - Strong team collaboration and communication skills - Basic familiarity of cryptographic algorithms and primitives (digital signatures, hash functions, asymmetric encryption, commitment scheme) - Experience with any of the languages: C++, Rust, Solidity, Go - Experience with compiler / toolchain development using LLVM framework would be huge advantage - The language is English, so you’re supposed to be at least B2 level   BENEFITS Apply to discuss your benefit package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support or other care the company may provide.
Remote
Full Time

Lead Go Developer (Remote)

=nil; Foundation has been at the forefront of Ethereum scalability solutions since 2018. With a mission to overcome the Ethereum scalability challenge, the team has been working on cutting-edge products such as =nil;’s native Proof Market, zkLLVM, and Placeholder, combining advanced cryptography, zero-knowledge technology, and database management systems. As a Lead Go Developer, you will lead the development on communication modules between layer-2 solution and Ethereum. You will connect a set of cutting-edge solutions together: sharded blockchain, zk-proofs, Ethereum smart contacts, L1<>L2 composability protocol. RESPONSIBILITIES * Develop and maintain high-quality server-side systems. * Actively maintain and optimize these systems in production, ensuring efficiency and reliability. * Implement CI/CD processes. * Collaborate with team members for seamless integration of developed modules with validator node and smart contracts. * Monitor and troubleshoot issues in production environments. * Understand and review codebase of validator nodes to ensure compatibility and performance. QUALIFICATIONS * Proficiency in Go programming and server-side development. * Experience with maintaining code in production environments. * Knowledge of CI/CD practices, containerization (e.g., Docker), and cloud services. * 5+ years of related experience. * The language is English, so you’re supposed to be at least B2 level. AS A PLUS * BS+ with a major in Computer Science, Applied Math, or related field. * Familiarity with blockchain and decentralized systems technologies * Knowledge of database internals such as MVCC, commit logs, query optimization, index structures and others. BENEFITS Apply to discuss your benefit package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support or other care the company may provide.

Developer Relations

2 Open Roles
Remote
Full Time

Developer Advocate (Remote)

=nil; Foundation has been at the forefront of Ethereum scalability solutions since 2018. With a mission to overcome the Ethereum scalability challenge, the team has been working on cutting-edge products such as =nil;’s native Proof Market, zkLLVM, and Placeholder, combining advanced cryptography, zero-knowledge technology, and database management systems. The success of our business relies on the wide adoption of our technologies. This is where the Developer Relations team comes on stage. The purpose of the Developer Relations team at =nil; is to make engineers’ lives at work better. We do it by building the community, communicating with it about our technology, and returning feedback to our team. We also support our researchers and developers in all things related to technical communications and knowledge sharing.  We see Developer Advocates as engineers who enjoy sharing technical knowledge just as much as they enjoy building things. Developer Advocates are the link between our company and the community of developers using our technology. You will communicate about our technologies, educate people in the community, and help them succeed. Just as well you will advocate for the community and deliver feedback to the company. As a Developer Advocate, you will be engaged in developing tooling and educational projects, writing blog posts, organizing events, speaking, and teaching others to speak. You will work closely with advocates and technical writers on your team, product owners, and other engineers. RESPONSIBILITIES * Coding decentralized and zk-provable “Hello world” apps. * Writing hardcore technical blog posts, tutorials, and educational courses. * Running live coding sessions, workshops, discussions, and Q&A sessions. * Speaking on meetups and conferences, both online and offline. * Organizing tech talks, meetups, and hackathons. QUALIFICATION A good candidate for this position: * Has experience in development, that can be proven with a link to a GitHub account. - Experience in C++, Rust, and/or cryptography is good to have, but not a strict requirement. * Experience in Web3 is good if it’s a real development experience. * Loves writing about technology. - A personal technical blog or a Telegram channel is a big benefit. Twitter is a nice addition, but it should not be the only place where the candidate writes. * Loves talking to people. * It’s great if you have a portfolio of talks on meetups and conferences, YouTube records, or teaching on online platforms like Coursera. * Has English C1 or better. BENEFITS Apply to discuss your benefit package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support or other care the company may provide.
Remote
Full Time

Head of DevRel (Remote)

=nil; Foundation has been at the forefront of Ethereum scalability solutions since 2018. With a mission to overcome the Ethereum scalability challenge, the team has been working on cutting-edge products such as =nil;’s native Proof Market, zkLLVM, and Placeholder, combining advanced cryptography, zero-knowledge technology, and database management systems. The success of our business relies on the wide adoption of our technologies. This is where the Developer Relations team comes on stage. The purpose of the Developer Relations team at =nil; is to make engineers’ life at work better. We do it by building the community, communicating with it about our technology, and returning feedback to our team. We also support our researchers and developers in all things related to technical communications and knowledge sharing. We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Head of Developer Relations (DevRel) to shape and lead our DevRel strategy, helping us achieve our ambitious goals. RESPONSIBILITIES  * Helicopter View and Strategy Development: develop and articulate a comprehensive strategy for DevRel based on the current state and our desired future state. * Goal Setting and Prioritization: decompose the overarching DevRel strategy into specific goals. * Prioritization Mechanism: implement a mechanism for prioritizing different DevRel initiatives, ensuring a balanced approach to activities such as documentation, conferences, online community engagement, and more. * Documentation and Example Development: establish a process for creating and maintaining documentation and examples for our toolchain. * Integration and Partner Support: develop and maintain a system for assisting integrations and partner-related inquiries, with a focus on efficiency and knowledge retention. * Technical Content Production: oversee the production of technical content, providing guidance on content types, quality, and distribution channels. QUALIFICATIONS * Demonstrated expertise in leading and managing DevRel teams. * Track record of successfully building and optimizing DevRel processes. * Proven experience in Developer Relations or a related field. * Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills. * Strong project management and organizational abilities. * Technical knowledge and familiarity with the development community. * Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. * Technical background. BENEFITS Apply to discuss your benefits package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support, or other care the company may provide.

Marketing

1 Open Role
Remote
Full Time

Head of Business Development (Remote)

=nil; Foundation has been at the forefront of Ethereum scalability solutions since 2018. Being pioneers of zero-knowledge technology, we’re dedicated to making zk accessible for developers. Our solutions include =nil; zkSharding (a zkRollup that securely scales Ethereum to 60,000+ TPS through zkSharding), Proof Market, zkLLVM circuit compiler, and Placeholder proof system. We are seeking an experienced Head of Business Development to lead the expansion of =nil;’s ecosystem. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in growth strategy and execution within web3/crypto space, with a strong understanding of blockchain technology and its applications. The Growth Manager will be responsible for driving the adoption of our L2 blockchain by developing and nurturing a vibrant ecosystem of applications, fostering partnerships, and increasing our market presence. RESPONSIBILITIES * Develop and implement growth strategies to increase the adoption of =nil; (an Ethereum L2) and the number of active applications built on it. * Work closely with the product and engineering teams to understand the platform’s capabilities and potential use cases, ensuring alignment with market needs. * Identify and engage with potential partners, developers, and other stakeholders to build and expand the ecosystem. * Organize and participate in community events, workshops, and webinars to promote the platform and attract developers and users. * Analyze market trends and competitor landscapes to identify opportunities and threats, adjusting strategies accordingly. * Collaborate with marketing and communication teams to create compelling messaging and materials that communicate the value proposition of our blockchain platform. * Monitor, analyze, and report on growth metrics and KPIs, adjusting strategies as necessary to achieve goals. * Provide thought leadership and represent the company at industry events, in media interviews, and in other public forums to enhance brand visibility and credibility in the blockchain space. QUALIFICATIONS * Proven experience in growth roles, preferably in the blockchain or cryptocurrency industry. * Strong understanding of blockchain technology, especially L2 solutions. * Excellent networking and relationship-building skills, with a track record of successful ecosystem development. * Strategic thinker with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into clear, actionable strategies. * Excellent communication and presentation skills. * Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field; advanced degree is a plus. BENEFITS Apply to discuss your benefit package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support or other care the company may provide.

Interested in =nil; but don't see a fitting position? Contact us at hr@nil.foundation