Cryptography Engineer (EU, Remote)

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands - Remote

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate USD 45K - 85K *


The Secure Processing Layer of Web3

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If you enjoy solving challenging technical problems, making an impact and being surrounded by inspiring coworkers, then keep reading!

We bring to life fast, permissionless, decentralized computation. The Nillion team are looking for talented software engineers to build a new paradigm in decentralized computing to redefine network computation on private data.

As a Cryptography Engineer at Nillion you will learn, design, and implement cryptographic protocols within the larger framework of distributed and decentralized systems. You will be responsible for turning groundbreaking research into commercially viable and reliable products by analyzing, proposing, and validating innovative software solutions within a decentralized computing environment.

We work in an environment where tangibility and flexibility are key attributes that help us innovate. Our engineering team embodies those qualities, bringing clarity and direction to help move new ideas forward. If you enjoy keeping up to speed on current technological trends and have a background in crypto and security - get in touch!

We are a remote-first organization looking to build an engineering team primarily focused on European and US East Coast time zones. Some travel may be required.


Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, C#, Go or Rust
  • 2+ years of experience programming mathematical algorithms (e.g., cryptography, machine learning, numerical methods, signal processing, scientific programming)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Extensive experience working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have highly effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to understand and implement abstract concepts described in mathematical language

Additional Qualifications

  • Professional experience applying cryptography/MPC to business problems
  • Experience working in an agile software development organization
  • Deep understanding of multi-party computation
  • Strong platform or customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems at scale
  • Qualified to at least an MSc degree in mathematics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, telecom engineering, cyber security, cryptography or a related field. A PhD or Postdoc in any of the related fields is a bonus
  • 8+ years of relevant job experience

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge and experience in the design and development of domain specific languages and compilers
  • Knowledge and experience in the design and development of cryptographic principles and protocols (e.g. ZKP, HE, SMPC)
  • CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) certification
  • Cybersecurity and cryptography research experience
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner
  • IT / Computing Certifications (Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, etc. desirable)
  • Experience designing and developing projects in one or more of the existing Blockchain Technologies – Hyperledger Fabric, Solana, PolkaDot or Ethereum
  • Experience in the financial markets/software
  • Knowledge and understanding of cryptocurrency markets, ecosystem and ethos

Engineering Culture

We expect technical members of the Nillion team to have or be the following:

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced startup environment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability find and integrate knowledge quickly
  • Excellent work ethic with the ability to work independently and with a bias towards action
  • Be incredibly technically curious about how things work or how to do things a better way
  • Good at providing valuable feedback on architecture or code reviews with team members
  • Ability to work with a cross-functional and globally distributed team
  • Good at coaching and being coached
  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with a keen attention to detail
  • Great at providing simple and extensible abstractions to complex systems


We offer the following perks as part of employment with Nillion:

  • Flexible working hours to accommodate lifestyles and a globally distributed team
  • Competitive Salary and Token Compensation; acquire Nil tokens as part of your bonus
  • Make a big impact as a early contributor to an incredible founding team
  • Work on new problems in an incredible emerging and dynamic field
  • Learn from systems engineering, cryptography, and finance domain experts in a mentorship-oriented work culture
  • You don’t need to be in an office or at a desk to have an impact anymore! We are fully remote, but value regular meet-ups.

If this sounds like it could be a good fit and you’d like to find out more, hit apply below and submit your CV! If you don’t have a CV to hand, you can always download your LinkedIn profile and use that (click “More…” on your LinkedIn profile then “Save to PDF” 💡).

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey 💰

Tags: Agile Blockchain C CISSP Compilers Computer Science Crypto Cryptography Finance Java Machine Learning Mathematics Oracle PhD Physics Rust

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Flex hours Startup environment

Regions: Remote/Anywhere Europe
Country: Netherlands
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