Software Engineer, Solana

Job summary
Permanent contract
Paris
Salary: Not specified
Fully-remote
Experience: > 5 years
Education: Master's Degree
Skills & expertise
Generated content
Communication skills
Team building
Rust

Zama
Zama

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Job description

As part of Zama’s vision to infuse privacy into web3, we have launched our solution for encrypted smart contracts. This revolutionary framework has enabled keeping and computing directly on encrypted data in blockchains. To move further towards our vision, we are looking for blockchain engineers who are passionate about building confidential blockchains as well as designing and implementing the next generation of confidential smart contracts.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Software Engineer with a focus on Solana to join our team. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with esteemed cryptographers, blockchain experts, and software engineers, you’ll play a pivotal role in designing, fine-tuning, and ensuring the sustained excellence of Zama’s homomorphic blockchain solution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement integration strategy for our solution into the Solana framework.

  • Build and contribute to backend systems supporting Zama products and services on Solana.

  • Help Zama partners implement and maintain their decentralized applications (DApps) on the Solana network.

  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for Solana blockchain-related issues for Zama developer community and partners.

  • Stay abreast of the latest in blockchain and cryptography, ensuring Zama remains at the cutting-edge of technological advancements.

  • Do whatever else it takes to make our vision a reality.


Preferred experience

  • Experience taking distributed systems to production.

  • Solid understanding of blockchain technologies and software engineering.

  • Proven experience in blockchain development, with a strong focus on Solana.

  • Experience with decentralized finance (DeFi) and decentralized applications (DApps).

  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about, FHE, ZK, and MPC.

  • Team leading experience.

  • Exceptional communication skills, fostering seamless collaboration and knowledge sharing.

  • 5+ years of professional experience.

  • Skills: Rust, Solana, software engineering and security best practices.

Embracing a flexible remote working ethos, Zama values in-person interactions and as such, requires a visit to our Paris headquarters at least once every quarter.

At Zama, innovation isn’t just a buzzword – it’s our DNA. If you’re passionate about blockchain, cryptography, and are eager to shape the future of privacy in web3, we welcome you to be a part of our journey. 🤗


Recruitment process

Step 1: the application form.

Step 2: the challenge.

Step 3: the technical interview.

Step 4: cultural fit and compensation chat with the COO.

Step 5: the hacking trial.

Step 6: the reference check.

Our process is described in detail here: https://www.zama.ai/post/how-we-hire-at-zama. We will be in contact with exceptional candidates who we wish to advance through the recruitment process.

Zama values and promotes diversity. We give everyone a fair chance to be evaluated on their professional, academic, and personal skills. Our aim is to make the hiring process as pleasant, stress-free, and friendly as possible, even if the process is longer and more involved than you might find elsewhere.

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