Lisk - Research Scientist - Blockchain

Research Scientist - Blockchain

Lisk Berlin, Berlin, Germany

€50K – €80K


Blockchain technology will usher in a new era of decentralized internet, supporting innovation in and disruption of all major global industries and charitable causes.

Before blockchain can fully achieve its potential, it needs mass adoption. Niche programming languages, lack of technological education and uninviting user interfaces have so far kept it away from many of those with the potential to use it.

This is where Lisk comes in. Lisk is a blockchain application platform. We create tools to allow developers to build their own decentralised applications on our blockchain. All of our software is written using the mainstream language of JavaScript. Blockchain application builders also get the benefit of deploying their own, customizable sidechain, along with their own custom token. They also get the benefit of thorough documentation and friendly user interface.

Our core values of blockchain accessibility, education and user-centricity guide not only our technology, but also our marketing and community channels. With the founding of Lisk Academy, we aim to educate and inspire as many as possible about their ability to realise their disrupting blockchain vision.

Sounds amazing? We think so too! Therefore we are looking for a researcher with expertise in algorithms, cryptography and blockchain technology, who can help the Lisk project achieve a cryptographically secure and scalable protocol. We are a small but rapidly growing team with extraordinary ambitions. Therefore, we are searching for excellent candidates who can help us reach Lisk’s ambitious objectives.

Basic requirements:

  • Interested in blockchain technology and new technological developments

  • Analytical way of thinking

  • Knowledge in algorithms, data structures and cryptography

  • Experience in software development

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Able to work from our office in Berlin

Required Skills:

  • PhD in theoretical computer science, mathematics, physics (or any related area) from top tier university

  • Self-organised in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment

  • Confident in algorithms engineering

  • Strong collaboration skills

Bonus skills:

  • Expertise in distributed algorithms, game theory or economics

  • Experience with blockchain technology, e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum

  • Good programming skills in Javascript

  • Notable open-source code contributions

  • Startup experience

  • Berlin resident

More about us:

Lisk is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and raised over 14,000 Bitcoins during its ICO in March 2016. One of the key contractors of the Lisk Foundation is Lightcurve. Based in Berlin, Lightcurve is a blockchain development studio and consultancy whose special focus is on coding, marketing and support of blockchain projects. Currently, the Lightcurve team is exclusively on the retainer of the Lisk Foundation, developing its network, technology, as well as leading marketing, design and community management.

What do we offer?

  • The opportunity to work with great minds on a ground-breaking new technology

  • Great atmosphere supported by regular team events

  • Inclusive environment and a very international and inspirational team

  • Competitive salary, equity in Lisk, as well as performance bonuses

  • A well funded employer with a new and beautiful office in the central location at WeWork Atrium Tower

  • Healthy snacks und unlimited tea and coffee

  • Top of the line equipment to get you started off right

  • Relocation service to help anyone moving to Berlin


Mathematics, Cryptography, Analytics, Data Science, Algorithms & Data Structures, Blockchain


€50K – €80K


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