About Pagoda

Pagoda is shepherding a future where NEAR becomes the blockchain operating system. We believe that re-inventing how software is made and distributed is our greatest opportunity to open economic access to those who are not fully integrated into the global economy. Our products empower people to find opportunity, invent new experiences, and collaborate. Let’s build an Open Web world. A world where people control their assets, data, and power of governance.

About The Role:

Pagoda is looking for a software engineer with experience building and maintaining cryptography and Zero-Knowledge projects. You will be the in-house expert on cryptography and Zero-Knowledge technology. You will initiate, implement, and lead a variety of projects in this area, including integrating the results of Zero-Knowledge research done by teams in the Near community into NEAR Protocol. Your work will have a major impact on the scalability and decentralization of NEAR Protocol.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Apply advances in cryptography and Zero-Knowledge technology to improve security, scalability, and decentralization of NEAR Protocol.Audit external ZK projects in the NEAR ecosystem and seek opportunities to integrate them into NEAR ProtocolAct as a subject matter expert and provide consultation to internal and external teams on Zero-Knowledge technology

What We’re Looking For:

Knowledge and experience with cryptographyKnowledge and experience with Zero-KnowledgeDemonstrated experience writing well-structured, clean, maintainable codeAbility to learn new languages, APIs and SDKs quicklyKnowledge of Rust or other low-level languageStrong communication and remote friendly working skills Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related fields is a must

We’d Love If You Have:

Open source contributions and previous or continued involvement in open source communitiesFamiliarity with Ethereum development and related technologies (web3.js, ethers.js, etc)Familiarity with other crypto or blockchain technologiesExperience working at a startup

Here’s What Our Interview Process Looks Like:

Our interviews take place via Zoom and typically consists of the following stages:

Internal Recruiter Call (30 to 45 minutes)Meet with the Hiring Manager (30-45 minutes)Technical Interviews (4 x 60 minutes) Pagoda Values Interview (30 to 45 minutes)

Benefits & Perks

Encouraged 20 days of flexible PTO per year, plus your local holidaysWellness weeks – 2 weeks of paid company-wide closures 100% Paid medical, dental and vision, AD&D and life insurance for US employees, including 85% coverage for dependents, and HSA + FSA options; For non-US employees, 100% Paid private medical coverage available at the highest tiered planAccess to licensed therapists and mental health resources through Spill, 100% confidential and paid by Pagoda; plus $75 monthly reimbursement for wellnessGenerous parental leave options; All employees have access to $10,000 in fertility assistance through CarrotFor US employees, 401(k) retirement plan available (no match)Annual company retreats and team offsites (2023 was in Spain; 2022 in Portugal)$2,000 Continued Education Reimbursement$2,000 Home Office Reimbursement  Co-working Space Reimbursement

Our Values at Pagoda

Our values express our company culture. Learn more on our careers page.

Pagoda is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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