Quantitative protocol engineer – Research – Blockchain Jobs London

Quantitative protocol engineer – Research – Blockchain Jobs London

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About Clearmatics

Clearmatics is a protocol engineering company. We are building a new financial market architecture that is more open, fair, and resilient than the legacy systems that are in use today. We develop protocols and software that create new markets for risk and more efficient infrastructure for trading, backed by a robust and scalable blockchain network, and secured with modern cryptographic techniques and economic mechanism design.

Clearmatics is based in London but operates on a ‘remote first’ model. We welcome candidates from all over the world. We have close ties to the Open Source and Ethereum communities, with Vitalik Buterin as an adviser.

The Research group at Clearmatics is dedicated to developing solutions to the hard problems needed to advance our mission. We are academics and protocol engineers collaborating with teams inside and outside the company to translate theoretical results into running software implementations. Our work spans cryptography, game-theory, (computer) networking, identity systems and secure software implementation research, with a focus on their domain applications in financial markets.

We’re looking to hire a Quantitative Protocol Engineer to expand our Research team.

We’re looking for someone who will take advantage of modern technology, mathematics, and the availability of comprehensive databases for making sound protocol design decisions. They will bring quantitative analysis methods to the field of protocol engineering.

The ideal candidate must be proficient in mathematics and modelling with strong economics and computer science foundations. The successful engineer will be part of the Clearmatics Research function, will be central to the various computer-aided crypto-economic protocol design tasks, and will collaborate with the Engineering function to translate newly designed mechanisms into new products/features in Clearmatics’s range of protocols.


You are proficient with designing complex economic systems. You are a delivery driven, self-starter, proactive, passionate and outstanding team player, excellent at knowledge sharing and presenting research results. Above all, you are a truth seeker and an outstanding communicator/listener not afraid of challenging (and being challenged by) your peers. An unconditional lover of simplicity and robustness (you are convinced of the superiority of simplicity over complexity), you never miss an opportunity to learn and extend your knowledge base.


• Perform computer-aided crypto-economic protocol design tasks
• Make fact-based design decisions
• Produce working software prototypes using common scripting languages (Python/R)
• Produce technical design specifications
• Support research colleagues in conducting their research
• Communicate the research work to software developers
• Keep up to date with new research in the space
• Contribute to product specification and development


  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong data-driven mindset, great attention to detail and ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • A background in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Financial engineering or related fields
  • Ability to translate mathematical models into proof of concept pieces of software using languages such as Python or R
  • Ability to think algorithmically
  • Understanding of DeFi, tokenomics and game theory
  • Be able to identify, backtest and model strategies/design decisions

 Nice to haves

  • Experience with Jupyter notebook
  • Basic knowledge of Unix and bash
  • Knowledge of modelling frameworks and tools (e.g. cadCAD, Mesa)
  • Experience as a professional quantitative analyst/trader
  • Experience with Ethereum
  • Knowledge of PoS systems

What we value at Clearmatics:

• Collaboration and respect
• Honesty & Humility
• Ability to challenge ideas
• Willingness to deliver robust solutions
• Passion for the technology and its challenges
• Continuous improvement and learning

Are you a blockchain startup looking to hire?

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Vertical: blockchain
Job Category: blockchain developer
Job Type: Full Time Remote
Job Location: london remote

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