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Founding Cryptography Engineer


Remote worldwide

Posted 9 months ago

Join a trailblazing early stage DEX

Tech stack

  • Cryptography

THORChain is a settlement layer that facilitates swaps between Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB Chain, Avalanche, Cosmos Hub, Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin.

THORChain is secured by its native token, RUNE, which deterministically accrues value as more assets are deposited into the network.

Anyone can use THORChain to swap native assets between any supported chains or deposit their assets to earn yield from swaps.


The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cryptography, experience with designing and implementing complex cryptographic systems, and a passion for developing cutting-edge solutions in the field of blockchain technology. As the founding Cryptographer, you will be at the forefront of our technological innovation, responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the cryptographic protocols and security measures that underpin our decentralized exchange. You will collaborate closely with our engineering, security, and research teams to ensure the highest levels of security, privacy, and usability for our users.


  • Lead the design and implementation of cryptographic protocols for secure and privacy-focused trading on the decentralized exchange.
  • Review and analyze existing cryptographic systems and protocols to identify vulnerabilities and propose solutions to mitigate them.
  • Work independently as part of a founding team.
  • Research and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in cryptography and blockchain technology, and integrate relevant findings into the exchange's security framework.


  • Master's degree in Cryptography or related field (PhD preferred but not essential).
  • 3+ years working on cryptographic systems.
  • Proven ability to work independently and autonomously at an early-stage start-up.
  • Have a strong belief in the potential of THORChain and DeFi as a whole.
  • Strong understanding of MPC, TSS, key management and encryption algorithms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment and adapt to evolving priorities.
  • Proficiency in Go.


  • Join an innovative startup at an early stage and play a crucial role in shaping its direction.
  • A collaborative and inclusive work culture that values creativity and diversity.
  • Opportunity to work with a team of experienced professionals in blockchain, cryptography, and software engineering.
  • Access to cutting-edge technologies and the chance to make a lasting impact on the blockchain and cryptocurrency landscape.
  • Remote first company.

What makes you a perfect
candidate for this role

  • 3+

    years of commercial experience



Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

  • Flexible Working

  • Token Equity

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