Security Engineer: Cryptography / Zero-knowledge

Asymmetric Research

Asymmetric Research

Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024

Asymmetric Research:

Asymmetric Research ("AR") is a boutique security venture focused on deep partnerships with L1/L2 blockchains and DeFi protocols in an effort to keep them safe. We specialize in four core domains of web3 security; research, engineering, incident response, and infrastructure services.


AR is a fully remote organization and members of our team have been strongly committed to open-source values for decades, having worked at organizations with deep open-source roots and strong security programs including Google, Netflix, Mozilla, Stripe, and Jump Crypto. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality, trust, and professionalism.


  • Design and implement security and defense-in-depth controls to prevent and limit vulnerabilities.

  • Perform cutting edge security research against Zero-knowledge protocols and other cryptographic primitives.

  • Develop security tooling and developer workflows to aid in the early detection of vulnerabilities.

  • Collaborate with core contributors to conduct internal security audits.

  • Shepherd external security audits with the help of leading 3rd party audit firms.

  • Operate leading bug bounty programs on Immunefi.

  • Work in a diverse decentralized team environment with web3 professionals.

  • Clearly communicate security risks and solutions.

  • Adhere to the highest standards of integrity, trust, and professionalism.


  • Strong desire to understand how things work, and the ability to quickly absorb new information.

  • Knowledge of the motivation for and application of ZK tools to blockchain ecosystems.

  • Familiarity with at least one or more ZK proof systems.

  • Familiarity with at least one or more smart contract platforms, including EVM, Solana, Cosmwasm, NEAR

  • Proven experience as either a consultant, engineer, bug bounty hunter or auditor.

  • Prior experience working with open source development practices.

  • Willingness and aptitude to learn multiple smart contract runtimes and prover network technologies.

  • Understanding of cryptographic primitives and underlying mathematical concepts.

  • Demonstrated experience with building and breaking cryptographic protocols.

  • Prior experience with code reviews

  • Prior leaderboard ranking on bug bounty, code contest, or CTF competitions.


  • 25-days paid vacation

  • Office and equipment stipend

  • Pension / 401K programs

  • Life Insurance

  • Premium Healthcare

  • Competitive Base Salary

  • Lucrative Bonus Programs