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Systems & Security Researcher

  • Location:

    Zurich

  • Sector:

    Technology

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Callum Price

  • Contact email:

    Callum.Price@oliverjames.ch

  • Job ref:

    JOB-052022-169610_1654697196

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-08

Oliver James is working with a blockchain company based in Switzerland to join their internal research team, focussing on Systems & Security research. This business is a leading provider of distributed ledger technology, who works with some of the world's largest companies. This is a rare opportunity to help define an industry and join a dynamic team of technology innovators.

As a member of the team as a researcher engineer, you will have the unique chance to shape a novel and security-critical technology while also addressing the production problems of such a system for demanding use cases in industries like healthcare, supply chain, and finance.

This role will require a mix of an academic and practical background, with prior experience of implementing research into real life solutions.

In your role as a Security Researcher:


  • Design, implement, and provide new features to address difficult distributed systems and security issues.
  • Write largely Scala code, rigorously test it, and document its features for users.
  • Write and publish research papers about our technology and related studies.
  • Collaborate with different teams to contribute to the general architecture of our technology.
  • Adopt a collaborative strategy that encourages, appreciates, and demands varied viewpoints.

Core Requirements:


  • You're an experienced systems or security researcher with a solid software engineering background.
  • You have an impressive track record of publishing at prestigious systems or security conferences.
  • You've put your research into practise, either through open-source initiatives or by turning your study into a product.
  • You appreciate cooperating with others and working in groups.
  • PhD in computer science or a related field, or comparable experience.

Helpful if:


  • Your research background is in distributed systems (e.g., consensus protocols), systems or information security, formal methods, applied cryptography.
  • You're comfortable creating Scala production code.
  • You call Switzerland home.

Please apply directly or contact Callum.Price@oliverjames.ch


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