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EY Cryptography and Blockchain Researcher in United Kingdom

Cryptography and Blockchain Researcher

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00I6V

Post Date Jun 04, 2021

You will be a researcher working with the Global Innovation Blockchain team, an innovative and collaborative group of technical developers, cryptographers, mathematicians and business strategists who are dedicated to the application of blockchain technology and the development of world-class products. At EY, you will help us to with the mathematics needed to develop world-class Zero Knowledge Proof products.

Your key responsibilities

  • You will have the opportunity to drive the creation of advanced mathematics for Blockchain technologies and to enable high-value offerings in one or more of our Service Lines

  • Help design in the emerging space of distributing computing applications

  • Develop advanced Zero Knowledge Proof protocols, Homomorphic Encryption, and conventional cryptographic tools relevant to Blockchain

  • Help us to develop practical applications using the above tools

  • Perform world-class zero knowledge proof related maths

  • Participate in standards setting, perform collaborative research into open source solutions and assist technical colleagues in their development work

  • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in this fast-growing area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied

  • Work with developers and architects to increase their skills at writing Zero Knowledge Proofs and related code.

  • Think through and anticipate how hackers and others may attempt to subvert or misuse applications

Blockchain Technology is a complex emerging capability that is far from mature. Above and beyond any of the “essential” skills for this job, you must have a love of learning and experimentation with new technologies and a passion for learning by doing and leading by example.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in this fast-growing area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied

  • Passionate and comfortable in applied mathematics as it relates to encryption

  • Contribute to EY’s internal knowledge base on best practices in this emerging technology area

  • Drive the process to mature promising concepts into prototypes which can be leveraged in the marketplace

  • Passionate about technology and applying it to business solutions

  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and a changing environment

  • Self-starter-able to work on his/her own initiative with minimal supervision

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A STEM degree and approximately 2 years of related work experience or a graduate degree

  • Expertise in public key cryptography, Zero Knowledge Proofs, and other advanced cryptographic concepts

  • Ability to demonstrate considerable experience in cryptography and the mathematical frameworks that underpin modern cryptography, including zero knowledge proofs

  • Interest in Blockchain and associated concepts such as smart contracts.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for technical writing and client presentations

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Passionate about technology and applying it to business solutions and interested in Blockchain and associated concepts such as smart contracts

  • Previous experience with Ethereum is highly desirable but not essential

What we look for

We’re interested in self-motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. Someone who can easily function in a collaborative, high demand, performance-driven environment. In addition we’re looking for people who recognize the accomplishments of the team before the individual and are sought after as people developers. If you’re passionate about problem-solving and helping our clients’ with some of their most complex issues, this role is for you.

What working with EY offers

  • Excellent training and development opportunities through established programs and on-the-job training

  • Feedback on your performance that will accelerate your growth

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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