Homomorphic Encryption Researcher
Zama

Zama

Homomorphic Encryption Researcher

  • Permanent contract 
  • Possible full remote
  • PhD

The company

Zama

Zama

  • Cyber Security

The job

Homomorphic Encryption Researcher

  • Permanent contract 
  • Possible full remote
  • PhD

Who are they?

Zama’s mission is to safeguard privacy by making the internet encrypted end-to-end.

Zama is building a suite of products for securing AI applications in the cloud and on the blockchain. Developers and data scientists can build FHE-friendly applications using our technology without having to know cryptography.

Zama was founded by Pascal Paillier, a pioneer in FHE, and Rand Hindi, a serial privacy entrepreneur.

If you would like to learn more about Fully Homomorphic Encryption, you can read our 6-min introduction: https://6min.zama.ai/

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Job description

The Concrete Framework division is writing and maintaining several open-source cryptographic libraries and tools dedicated to Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). Those libraries and tools are written with different languages (rust for libraries, cpp for the compiler, python for frontend, etc…) and is targeting several environment (linux/macos/…) and/or hardware (cpu/gpu/…). As example one of those libraries, Concrete-core is used as the backbone of the whole framework. It implements various cryptographic primitives. The codebase uses the Rust programming language as its main language, but it is expected to host hardware-specific code written in other languages in the near future.

The candidate and his/her/their team will be responsible for:

  • discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data,
  • working with the engineering and product teams to implement his/her/their research into our products,
  • design robust tests and benchmarks to validate his/her/their research and its implementation,
  • review the latest published research, and inform the team on potential new applications,
  • work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps,
  • publishing papers, filing patents and presenting his/her/their work at academic conferences.

Note that full remote is possible, however we ask for the possibility to visit our Paris office at least on a quarterly basis.

Preferred experience

We are looking for different experience profiles for this position, from young researchers (right after the end of the PhD) to more senior ones. He/she/they should:

  • have a PhD in cryptography or equivalent,
  • have deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption,
  • have (optionally) knowledge of LWE hardness and security,
  • have (optionally) knowledge of machine learning,
  • be passionate about privacy and open source software,
  • have good written and oral communication skills.

Recruitment process

Our process is described in detail here: https://www.zama.ai/post/how-we-hire-at-zama

Zama values and promotes diversity. We give everyone a fair chance to be evaluated on their mix of 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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