Horizen Labs | Providing integrity for the world's information.
  • Full Time
  • Global


From Defi to gaming to whatever the future of Web3 holds, Horizen Labs has the technology and skills to help you go from concept to reality faster than you can imagine.


  • Full Time
  • Global

Job Description

Who We Are:

Our mission is to provide certainty to the world’s information. Founded in 2019, Horizen Labs is a crypto-first developer that builds blockchain products and tools at the heart of the decentralization revolution. We are world leaders in zero knowledge cryptography and key web 3.0 tools that enable programmable blockchains that are secure, scalable and privacy preserving.

Our company is creating a culture of empowered individuals, who aren’t afraid to bring their ideas to life. We are looking for creative individuals to join our team of the best and brightest minds in the blockchain space. You will experience the exhilaration of joining a fast growing and innovation focused company with support from some of the industry’s top thought leaders, including Digital Currency Group, Kenetic Capital, Sound Ventures, and Liberty City Ventures.

We believe diversity drives the innovation and engagement necessary to build a truly remarkable product. We operate on a hybrid model with a distributed global workforce who works in partnership with our satellite offices in New York City, NY, Milan, Italy, and the latest opening now in Odessa, Ukraine. This allows us the flexibility to go to where the talent is. Are you ready to help us change the future with the next cutting edge blockchain technology? Join us!

The Role:

Our Core Engineering Team is an innovative and collaborative group of researchers and software engineers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products. We are looking for a cryptographer, or applied cryptographer, to join our growing crypto team based in Milan, Italy. Currently, the team is developing a protocol suite for SNARK-based proof-composition, but its duties reach beyond that, developing privacy-enhancing solutions for our sidechain ecosystem.

What You’ll Own:

Design privacy-enhancing technology built on SNARK-based protocols

Perform collaborative research and assist technical colleagues in their development work

Participate in standards-setting

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography
  • Solid foundations in zero-knowledge and cryptographic protocols
  • Publications in acknowledged venues on applied or theoretical cryptography, preferably cryptographic protocols or PETs
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work in a team setting as well as autonomously
  • Foundations in blockchain technology and experience in reading Rust are a plus

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary plus pre-series A stock options
  • Flexible working hours, including the possibility of remote working
  • The opportunity to work with talented minds on challenging topics in this field, including the most recent advancements in zero-knowledge
  • A nice and informal team setting to conduct research and development of high-quality open source solutions
  • If you are interested in this position, you might want to take a look at our recent publications (IACR eprints 2021/930, 2021/399, 2020/123) and our latest podcast on (Episode 178).

Horizen Labs is an equal opportunity employer

Horizen Labs is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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