Blockchain Researcher / Research Engineer

US
Engineering /
Full Time /
Hybrid
About Story Protocol

Story Protocol aims to grow the creativity of the internet. The internet has introduced revolutionary new methods of developing and distributing creative work: endless remixing, participatory franchises, and AI generated content. However, our current intellectual property infrastructure works against the openness of the internet instead of embracing it. Story Protocol is building an IP infrastructure optimized for the internet era.

Story is the Programmable IP layer built for the age of AI. We transform IP into networks that transcend mediums and platforms, unlocking global creativity and liquidity.

Our team features deep expertise in media, tech, and business. Founding team members are successful serial entrepreneurs. We are fortunate to have raised a $54m Series A led by a16z.

The Role
As a blockchain researcher/research engineer, you will be conducting advanced research on the cutting-edge blockchain technologies including but not limited to consensus algorithm, blockchain VM, account abstraction, zero knowledge proof, rollup, trustless bridge, etc. You will be working with engineering team to build proof-of-concept demo and working with leadership team to plan out the roadmap of the protocol and technology.

Responsibilities

    • Research & Development: Conduct advanced research on the latest blockchain technologies including but not limited to consensus algorithm, blockchain VM, account abstraction, zero-knowledge proofs, rollups, modular blockchain, blockchain bridges, and layer-two solutions. Your focus will be on how these technologies can be harnessed to create new ways of managing, protecting, and commercializing intellectual property.
    • Prototyping & Implementation: Engage hands-on with the technology, building prototypes and Proof of Concepts (PoCs) that demonstrate the applicability of your research findings to real-world IP challenges.
    • Collaboration & Leadership: Work closely with the leadership team to shape the roadmap for the protocol and technology, ensuring alignment with our business objectives. Collaborate across teams and with external partners to ensure a seamless development process.
    • Publishing & Communication: Write research reports, present findings at conferences, and contribute to research publications in the blockchain space. Engage with the wider community, sharing knowledge and fostering innovation.

Qualifications

    • Education: Master or Ph.D (preferred) in CS, Math, Engineering, or related technical field.
    • Experience: Proven hands-on experience in blockchain technology, ideally in a research or development capacity.
    • Technical Skills: Proficiency in blockchain algorithm, cryptography, and related technologies. Familiarity with programming languages such as Solidity, Go, Rust, Typescript.
    • Soft Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, creativity, ability to work in a team or independently, excellent communication skills.
$190,000 - $250,000 a year