[Hiring] Staff Zero Knowledge Engineer at Polygon Labs

March 21, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    March 21, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
  • Experience
    2 Years plus
  • Gender
  • hiringOrganization

    Polygon Labs

Job Description

What is Polygon Labs?

Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols. Polygon Labs engages with other ecosystem developers to help make available scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3. Polygon Labs has initially developed a growing suite of protocols for developers to gain easy access to major scaling solutions, including layer 2s (zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups), sidechains, hybrid chains, app-specific chains, enterprise chains, and data availability protocols.
Scaling solutions that Polygon Labs initially developed have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized apps, unique addresses exceeding 225 million, over 1.2 million smart contracts created and 2.56 billion total transactions processed since inception. The existing Polygon network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, and well-known enterprises, including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon Labs is carbon neutral with the goal of leading Web3 in becoming carbon negative.

Job Summary

Polygon Labs is looking for an experienced Zero Knowledge engineer to join the team building Plonky2 to help move the project into production. This person will be working directly with the proving system and the zkEVM in Rust and should be comfortable with the cryptography behind Zero Knowledge proofs and the EVM.

Key Job Responsibilities

    • Implement new features in the zkEVM, for example adding support for a new EIP
    • Optimize the existing code to make it even better
    • Find and resolve open security issues in the code
    • Performing code reviews
    • Mentoring junior team members

A Day in the Life

    • “A day in the life might include …”
    • Researching novel ways to optimize Plonky2
    • Performing code reviews on open pull requests
    • Implementing support for an EIP

About the Team

    • A distributed rust team working on novel problems in the ZK space
    • One of the most experienced ZK teams in the world
    • Our main focus in the coming years is all around ZK technology, and you will be at the center of it

What you’ll need- Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong rust is required (2+ years)
    • Strong background knowledge of ZKPs
    • Strong knowledge of Ethereum
    • Prior knowledge of Plonky2 would be beneficial
    • A high level of mathematical maturity
    • A degree in a technical field, a higher level of education is preferred

Polygon Labs Perks

The goal of the Polygon Labs total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits:
Remote first global workforce
Industry leading Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance*
Company matching 401k with 3% match*
$1,500 Home Office Set Up Allowance (life-time max)
$200 Annual Book Allowance Program
$75 Monthly internet or phone reimbursement
Flexible Time Off
1 company wide wellness Friday day off per quarter
Company issued laptop
Egg freezing, mental health, and employee wellness benefits
*In certain countries medical, dental and vision is fully covered for employees & their dependents. This is country and plan specific.
*401k is for United States employees only
Polygon Labs is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Polygon Labs is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.
If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.