Cryptographic Architectural Lead

  • $200-$300K
  • ID: 2935
  • Posted: 23.04.24

Cryptographic Architectural Security Lead

Plexus have partnered with an innovative, well-funded, privacy focused protocol at the forefront of cutting-edge cryptography.

Role Overview: We’re seeking a skilled individual to support our research and engineering teams in designing and building secure systems. You’ll work on distributed systems, cryptographic primitives, distributed cryptographic protocols, zero-knowledge proofs and integration into operating systems, primarily using Rust.


  • Conduct whitebox assessments of component security and advise on application security.
  • Audit protocol specifications and implementations.
  • Collaborate across teams and provide expertise in building and testing secure systems.
  • Design, evaluate, and implement cryptographic protocols, focusing on zkSNARKs/zkSTARKs, threshold encryption, and elliptic curves.
  • Produce technical specifications and implement cryptographic operations, primarily in Rust.


  • Industry experience in building and testing secure systems.
  • Deep background in distributed systems, cryptography, and blockchain technologies.
  • Experience in auditing and breaking distributed internet protocols.
  • Mathematical and cryptographic expertise, preferably with a PhD or equivalent academic experience.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.


  • $200-$300K base enumeration (seniority dependent)
  • Industry leading equity and token comp
  • Opportunity to join an outstanding team to work on compelling cross-disciplinary problems with a high degree of independence.
  • EU Remote Opportunity

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