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Job ID: 43920

Cryptography and Secure Computation Researcher 
Our client is seeking a Cryptography and Secure Computations Researcher to join their team in Portland, Oregon. They tackle the hardest problems in computer science. They are a team of researchers and engineers who enjoy the challenge of problems that have never been solved before. Their mission is to assure trust in critical systems, including cryptosystems, that protect the privacy and integrity of information in the real world. They are currently seeking researchers to develop cryptographic techniques to assure this kind of information security for the last mile: during computation. The techniques they draw on include multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption, functional encryption, private information retrieval, program obfuscation, and zero-knowledge proofs.

Our clients engineers participate in one or more projects concurrently, and specific roles vary greatly according to skills, interests, and company needs. Your role might include cryptographic research, prototype development, diving deep to understand what our clients’ requirements really mean, formally verifying key aspects of our prototypes, or project leadership. 
Research that leads to publication is highly encouraged, providing lots of opportunity for advancing the state of the art.

Cryptography and Secure Computation Researcher Qualifications
Minimum of a MS in computer science or mathematics. 
PhD in CS or mathematics desired but optional.
Required Technical Expertise.
Significant fundamental or applied research focus in cryptography, and in particular, secure computation.
Demonstrated capability to take theoretical constructions and turn them into working implementations, and then optimize them toward practical use.
A pragmatic understanding of building practical, performant systems that incorporate such advanced cryptosystems into a smoothly integrated whole that meets the needs of our clients.
Must work well with customers, including building rapport, identifying needs, and communicating with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. 
Must be highly motivated and able to self-manage to deadlines and quality goals expected by those customers.
They are seeking people who can invent, learn, think, and inspire.
creativity and thrive on collaboration are rewarded.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”

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