HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Recruiter
Permits2work ltd
Location
City Of London,London
Salary
£120,000 per annum
Posted
06 Oct 2019
Closes
04 Nov 2019
Ref
1285882628
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
About Clearmatics
Clearmatics is a B2B fintech startup building P2P protocols and tools for automating the finance industry. Specifically, we design protocols and build platforms for decentralised Financial Market Infrastructure (dFMI).
Founded in 2015, we are a London-based blockchain R&D company, whose mission is to build peer-to-peer infrastructures that solve issues and inefficiencies inherent to today's client-server architectures. We call our technology approach 'decentralised automation', which combines cryptography,
consensus protocols and economic mechanism design. We have good ties to the Open Source / Ethereum community, we work closely with the Ethereum Foundation, and the company is an Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Member.

We're looking to hire a **HEAD OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT** to expand our team.

THE ROLE
RESPONSIBILITIES

As **Head of Research & Development**, you will be a hands-on manager, responsible for:

* Researching new designs, methods and protocols for our products.
* Working with Platform and Business teams to define research goals.
* Ensuring that Research and Business goals are well aligned.
* Defining a Research & Development execution plan.
* Ensuring Research teams have clear direction.
* Leading and directing research teams.
* Assisting with moving R&D work into fully functional products.
* Maintaining a solid understanding of developments in Ethereum.
* Engaging with and contributing to the Ethereum Research Community.
* Software architecture, documentation and technical design.

Our stack is Ethereum-like so familiarity and passion with the space is key.
Some of the areas we tackle include scalability through cryptography (zkSNARKs, multiparty computation, private transactions/assets), protocol design (e.g. proof relays/pegs), formally verified smart contracts and type-safe &
performant distributed virtual machine architectures.

We are looking for people who are not afraid of unknowns and enjoy working with others to problem solve and break new ground. You should have more than a passing interest in the Ethereum or cryptocurrency space, with contributions to
Open Source Projects being a distinct plus. You should be able to reason about
technical problems, argue thoughtfully and contribute in a team setting.

REQUIREMENTS


ESSENTIALS

* Deep understanding of the Ethereum protocol and hands-on experience developing in a commercial environment within the blockchain space.
* Previous experience of distributed systems.
* Previous experience of working in a Research & Development setting.
* Previous experience of working with Open Source communities.
* Strong understanding of cryptographic primitives.
* Strong understanding of networking.
* Strong understanding of software engineering practices.
* Good mathematical background.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.

Job Closes 01/11/2019

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