Posted 22 Feb 2023, 5:11 pm

Cryptography Researcher at Scroll

We are looking for a cryptography researcher to join our team. A lot of research work is needed to massively improve the efficiency of the zkEVM which forms the core of our fully EVM-compatible zkRollup. This will involve solving many open problems using advanced cryptography research.

Your day-to-day work will involve doing research about zkEVM, zkVMs, and other ZKP-based protocols. We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of cryptography as well as basic coding ability. The ideal candidate will also be a strong communicator, with an ability to translate research ideas into terms which engineers can understand.

Job Duties

  • Survey existing zkEVM, zkVM, and various ZKP protocols through code and papers.
  • Propose new design and optimizations for zkEVM.
  • Improve our current protocol using advanced crypto constructions such as new ZKP schemes.
  • Keep the engineering team up to date with the latest in ZKP research and make sure they are aligned with research-driven designs.
  • Establish collaborations with universities and external researchers to solve open problems.


  • Fluency in Rust, C++, or similar languages. We work primarily in Rust, but prior experience is not mandatory.
  • Strong background in math, cryptography, or computer science. Most of the crypto team holds a PhD in cryptography, math or physics, but a formal academic degree is not a strict requirement.
  • Ability to read and write academic papers.
  • Ability to present and explain cutting-edge crypto research to engineers
  • Ability to pick up new things beyond cryptography (i.e. details of EVM).
  • Experience in blockchain infrastructure development or cryptography preferred


  • Work from anywhere with flexible hours
  • Generous paid time off
  • Home office set up
  • Annual growth budget
  • Coworking membership allowance
  • Private healthcare in selected countries
  • Competitive salary package

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