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Lead Protocol Engineer

Rated Labs

Rated Labs

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 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 Architect to join Rated Labs.
You will be spearheading the effort to design and build a protocol will bring our next big product release, onchain. You will be part of a talent-dense, multidisciplinary team, with strong product sensibility and user-mindedness, backed by some of the premier investors in the industry, on a mission to keep the world’s machines accountable and aligned.

🛠️ 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)
    • State roots
    • KZG commitments & equivalent schemes
  • Familiarity with both EVM and non-EVM blockchain environments, understanding the unique challenges and opportunities each presents in protocol design.
  • Expertise in data availability solutions, their trust-assumption vs cost tradeoffs, as well as implications in scalability and security.
  • Hands-on experience in developing and deploying production blockchain systems.
  • Demonstrable critical analysis and thinking skills.
  • You are able to put your ideas together into prototypes.
  • You thrive working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Bonus points for proficiency in Ethereum Layer 2 and Layer 3 solutions.
👲 The Person
  • 2+ years in crypto as a Protocol Researcher, Engineer, or Designer with a strong and demonstrable interest in cryptography.
  • You have a good understanding of the overall industry state of the art in terms of architecture components and stacks.
  • 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.
  • You are ambitious, intellectually curious, maniacal about details but at the same time value the elegance in simplicity.
  • 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.

🎁 The Offer

  • Competitive salary & equity package
  • Flexible PTO
  • New MacBook
  • Budget for conferences and learning
  • 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.