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Sr. Rust Engineer - Miden VM (Remote)

Alarm Full Time

Job Description

What is Polygon?

Polygon is the leading blockchain development platform, offering scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized applications hosted, 1.6B+ total transactions processed, 180M+ unique user addresses, and $7B+ in assets secured. Polygon is carbon neutral with the goal of leading the Web3 ecosystem in becoming carbon negative.

What does Polygon Miden Team do?

Miden VM is a core component of Polygon Miden, the upcoming STARK-based zk-rollup for Ethereum. Early prototype of the VM is available here. We are currently working on the next version of the VM, and our goal is to build the most developer-friendly, safe, and performant zero-knowledge virtual machine.

The Role

• Help design and implement core components of the VM.
Help design and implement Miden assembly language.
Help design and implement Miden standard library.
Learn how STARKs work.

What you need to succeed:

  • Deep familiarity with Rust including high comfort level with advanced concepts such as generics, lifetimes, memory management, concurrency etc.
  • Some familiarity with advanced benchmarking and testing frameworks (prop-testing, fuzzing).
  • Basic familiarity with cryptography - e.g., hash functions, finite fields.
  • Nice to have

  • Interested in virtual machines, compilers, and programming language design.
  • Have some familiarity with writing smart contracts, especially using Solidity.
  • Passionate about building open-source software.
  • Polygon


    Polygon is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks. Aggregating scalable solutions on Ethereum supporting a multi-chain Ethereum ecosystem.

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