Researcher – Networking (Peer-to-Peer)

at DFINITY Foundation (view profile)
Location Palo Alto, CA, United States
Date Posted August 28, 2019
Category Customer or Business Operations Support
Job Type Office · Full time

Description

The role is to design and analyze practical network architectures and protocols with provableguarantees (failure-resilience, optimality, security, incentive compatibility, and beyond).  You will contribute in creating a high performance Internet Computer. We offer a flexible work style with a chance to work in a very dynamic team alongside talented people from all around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Design a reliable and efficient routing and gossiping protocol for a peer-to-peer network
  • Deliver quality research paper(s) along with good internal documentation and proof of concept codes
  • Participate in software architecture decisions and provide consultation to the engineering team
  • Work in a mixed team of engineers and researchers focused on both innovation and delivery.
  • Represent the company in academic and industry conferences and share technical information with the public

Required skills and qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and experience on distributed systems
  • Extensive empirical experience with designing peer-to-peer gossiping and routing protocols
  • Extensive experience with network security, and best practices in the design
  • Strong knowledge on graph theory
  • Good understanding of cryptographic protocols
  • Experience with using cryptographic primitives
  • PhD degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience as a postdoctoral researcher or industry researcher is a plus
  • An excellent record of peer-reviewed publications
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