Mechanism Designer

May 9, 2024

Job Description

Here’s a rephrased version:

  • Mechanisms for transaction fees.
  • Coordinating provers and designing sequencers with a focus on decentralization and incentivization.
  • Auctioning rights to build blocks.
  • Different levels of finality and associated risks.
  • Various forms of staking such as vanilla, restaking, liquid, and the systemic risks they entail.
  • Governance in Layer 2 solutions, comparing Proof of Stake (PoS) with Proof of Governance (PoG), and similar topics.

Skills required:

  • Demonstrated expertise in algorithmic game theory, preferably with published work in the field.
  • Proficiency in identifying problems in mechanism design and proposing solutions.
  • Understanding of distributed protocol design, especially in recognizing the trade-offs faced by protocols on blockchains.
  • Knowledge of Ethereum’s architecture and its operational principles.
  • Familiarity with the designs of Layer 2 solutions.
  • Ability to articulate ideas precisely.

The role is fully remote, offering flexibility to engage in a variety of projects and opportunities to participate in prominent global conferences. Some of Nethermind Research’s previous projects include:

  • Research on the Fiat-Shamir Security of FRI and related SNARKs.
  • Systematization of knowledge for decentralized identities and verifiable credentials.
  • Proposals for consensus solutions for distributed voting (DV) clusters.
  • Exploration of threshold signature schemes.
  • Design of a decentralized exchange (DEX) with a focus on user privacy.