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Cryptography Researcher

Magic is an early stage, fast-growing contender to transform the antiquated user identity space by eliminating the need for passwords, with backing from top investors such as Tiger Global, Lightspeed Ventures, SV Angel, Social Capital, Northzone, Placeholder, Naval Ravikant, Alexis Ohanian, Ryan Hoover, and Balaji Srinivasan.

Our mission is to safeguard the trust between users and Internet services by establishing a secure and authentic digital identity. Magic's vision is to build the passport of the internet. We are looking for team members who are not afraid to push beyond the status quo and create the most straightforward, most secure, and most long-term sustainable identity solution for app developers and end-users. This is a unique opportunity to help us disrupt the world of authentication.

We are looking for a cryptography researcher experienced in cryptographic primitives and protocol development to guide and contribute to the research effort at Magic. You will be collaborating with other amazing researchers and engineers on the team to design and implement a new frontier of digital identity and take significant ownership and responsibility in your work.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Requirements

In this role, you will:

  • Design, prototype, and implement cryptographic protocols that contribute to Magic's next-generation identity network
  • Collaborate with team members to create innovative technologies for decentralized infrastructure and network that are secure and privacy-preserving
  • Identify areas of interests for further research and development in pushing the boundaries of the future decentralized identity
  • Actively participate in relevant conferences and communities to stay abreast of the evolution of the cryptography technology ecosystem to guide research toward a more impactful and practical work

We are looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years of software development experience in academia or industry
  • Expertise in secure multi-party computation (MPC) techniques
  • Experience in advanced cryptography (non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs, ECDSA, threshold signature)
  • Experience shipping cryptographic protocols or primitives to production
  • Proficiency in at least one of the C-family programming languages (e.g., Rust, Go, C++), Python, or similar
  • Passion for blockchain technology (such as smart contracts, L1/L2 chains, etc.)
  • A desire to teach and mentor team members in your area of expertise
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar with an emphasis on developing and implementing cryptographic protocols, or equivalent practical experience

Bonus:

  • Familiarity with distributed system architecture
  • Published research paper in reputable cryptography journals and conferences

Magic is remote-friendly, though we would prefer this role specifically to be in a timezone where we can have more hours overlap with the North American team members due to the need for frequent communication and collaboration. #LI-Remote

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Magic Link
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Remote
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Cryptography Researcher

Magic is an early stage, fast-growing contender to transform the antiquated user identity space by eliminating the need for passwords, with backing from top investors such as Tiger Global, Lightspeed Ventures, SV Angel, Social Capital, Northzone, Placeholder, Naval Ravikant, Alexis Ohanian, Ryan Hoover, and Balaji Srinivasan.

Our mission is to safeguard the trust between users and Internet services by establishing a secure and authentic digital identity. Magic's vision is to build the passport of the internet. We are looking for team members who are not afraid to push beyond the status quo and create the most straightforward, most secure, and most long-term sustainable identity solution for app developers and end-users. This is a unique opportunity to help us disrupt the world of authentication.

We are looking for a cryptography researcher experienced in cryptographic primitives and protocol development to guide and contribute to the research effort at Magic. You will be collaborating with other amazing researchers and engineers on the team to design and implement a new frontier of digital identity and take significant ownership and responsibility in your work.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Requirements

In this role, you will:

  • Design, prototype, and implement cryptographic protocols that contribute to Magic's next-generation identity network
  • Collaborate with team members to create innovative technologies for decentralized infrastructure and network that are secure and privacy-preserving
  • Identify areas of interests for further research and development in pushing the boundaries of the future decentralized identity
  • Actively participate in relevant conferences and communities to stay abreast of the evolution of the cryptography technology ecosystem to guide research toward a more impactful and practical work

We are looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years of software development experience in academia or industry
  • Expertise in secure multi-party computation (MPC) techniques
  • Experience in advanced cryptography (non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs, ECDSA, threshold signature)
  • Experience shipping cryptographic protocols or primitives to production
  • Proficiency in at least one of the C-family programming languages (e.g., Rust, Go, C++), Python, or similar
  • Passion for blockchain technology (such as smart contracts, L1/L2 chains, etc.)
  • A desire to teach and mentor team members in your area of expertise
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar with an emphasis on developing and implementing cryptographic protocols, or equivalent practical experience

Bonus:

  • Familiarity with distributed system architecture
  • Published research paper in reputable cryptography journals and conferences

Magic is remote-friendly, though we would prefer this role specifically to be in a timezone where we can have more hours overlap with the North American team members due to the need for frequent communication and collaboration. #LI-Remote

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