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Protocol Researcher

Rated Labs

Rated Labs

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

About Rated

Rated offers node and node operator ratings, robust data pipelines and the most comprehensive infrastructure dataset, for Ethereum. In a few short months since founding, we have built a product that users love, and a product that offers a real service to the ecosystem.
Our mission is to promote transparency, good standards and improve the foundation of Web3. Put simply, we cannot imagine a world where anywhere near 1% of the worlds transactions run on a blockchain, without transparency at the base layer.
We are here to enable this future.

💼 The Role

We are looking for a Protocol Researcher to join Rated Labs–the developer of Rated.

The world around us is moving blazingly fast, and new technologies that could augment our offering and overall mission are becoming readily available. As a Protocol Researcher at Rated, you will be spearheading the effort to make sense of the most relevant advancements in protocol specs, protocol economics, cryptography and so on, and how we might embed elements of those in our product roadmap.

This the least well defined role we’ve ever hired for, but one of the most vital and exciting. You might be a Research inclined Engineer, or conversely an Engineering inclined Researcher. You might be very strong academically, but also have a strong practical sense about you.

🛠️ The Skills

  • You are deeply technical, and are adept at explaining advanced concepts in cryptography in simple terms. Some examples might be:
    • Multiples types of proofs (STARK, SNARK, Fraud proofs etc)
    • Circuits generation
    • State roots
    • KZG commitments & equivalent schemes
  • Demonstrable critical analysis skills (asks the right questions).
  • You are able to put your ideas together into prototypes.
👲 The Person
  • 1+ years in crypto/Web3 as a Researcher, or Research Engineer, or Engineer with a strong and demonstrable interest in cryptography!
  • You have a strong understanding of the current Ethereum landscape and roadmap
  • You have a good understanding of the overall industry state of the art and direction
  • Mission driven and intellectually curious
  • Thrives in early stage environments
  • Is ideally based anywhere between CET-1 and CET+1

👥 The Team

  • We’re a highly technical 12 person team (and growing!), working in a hybrid/remote set-up, with a home base in London, UK.
  • We are all deeply embedded in the ecosystem and are working very close to the fold, in terms of research and development in Web3 infrastructure.

🎁 The Offer

  • Competitive salary & equity package
  • Flexible PTO
  • New MackBook
  • Hybrid/remote work set-up with a homebase in London
  • We are also offering visa sponsorship for candidates who wish to relocate to the UK.