ABOUT THE ZCASH COMPANY
We’re on a mission to empower everyone with economic freedom and opportunity, and we need your help.
We believe that everyone has a right to privacy, that the pursuit of economic freedom is virtuous, and that the future of money is an attack- and censorship-resistant digital currency. The Zcash Company launched and supports the development of the Zcash cryptocurrency — a privacy-protecting, digital currency built on strong science. Since its launch in 2016, Zcash has quickly grown to be one of the most valued and admired cryptocurrencies in the world.
We know that the people that work at Zcash are the most important part of our success, and we work hard to take care of our team. In addition to a generous health benefits package, that includes medical, dental, and vision, we also offer many non-typical benefits as well. We enjoy Fun Fridays, where we empower our employees to spend time on research and personal development; we offer opportunities to attend conferences that are company-sponsored. Additionally we have yearly meet ups for our international team to get together. We’re a unique mix of a start-up mentality but with the infrastructure of a larger company; it’s really the best of both worlds!
We believe in integrity, humility, openness and collaboration. Our work springs out of a passion for inclusive financial systems and we have a deep respect for our co-workers and families. We strive to create an environment for psychological safety, empowerment, sense of purpose, and challenging work for our multifarious team. We strive to foster a highly collaborative, ego-less, open, highly diverse, friendly work environment. Decentralization is one of our core values, and this shows in our commitment to empowering all of our team members to make an impact at Zcash.
Today the company is distributed and most employees work remotely; we also have a physical office in Denver, CO. If you want to work remotely, great! We provide extensive support to our distributed employees. If you’d prefer to work in our Denver office, we’ll happily relocate you.
Currently the company is mostly comprised of scientists, researchers and software developers who all specialize in software security, privacy and cryptography. We are now expanding our knowledge in other pertinent areas by adding new team members with more diverse experience.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Our team is the cornerstone of our company’s strategy to build a permissionless inclusive global financial platform. The right applicant will cultivate our team and continue our tradition of releasing secure cutting edge cryptographic software.
We believe in emergent team intelligence. We think that a high functioning team is greater than the sum of its parts. We seek people who are “multipliers.” People who create a positive and supportive environment for the people around them. People who demonstrate a high degree of conscientiousness with their team members and in their work. We highly value humility, openness, good judgment, integrity, collaboration, curiosity and independent thinking.
At Zcash, we’re deploying next-generation technology at the intersection of privacy and financial systems. We have made great progress in maintaining and enhancing the Zcash software and the Zcash cryptocurrency has an excellent reputation for security and privacy. As we continue our commitment to the security of Zcash, we need to further our commitment to the Zcash Company global image and defending our trademark.
This is a contract, part-time position; we expect the work to range from 15-20 hours per week, with room for growth.
In addition to trademark responsibilities, you’ll help us to bring in-house routine to legal tasks presently being serviced by outside counsel. These duties can range from creating employee agreements, helping to craft third-party contracts, reviewing internal documentation, as well as reviewing important external communication and announcements. You’ll also be responsible for assisting with the creation and operation of a legal entity to support international operations.
We believe this is a unique opportunity for the right individual. There’s a lot of potential for someone to get exposure in a new and exciting industry. While no experience in the cryptocurrency space is required or expected, the right candidate should be curious about this rapidly changing space and expanding their knowledge base. We’re not reinventing the wheel everyday, just some days. With that, there is potential for this role to grow into a thought leadership position, interacting with regulators and policy makers to bolster understanding of how Zcash fits into the broader ecosystem.
We’re flexible, but we have a few concrete requirements. We’re looking for someone with at least 3 years experience with Intellectual Property law. It’s important this person can work independently and has a quick response time to important incidents. Overall experience is key, this may have been gained in the form of a practicing attorney, a paralegal certificate, Associates Degree in paralegal studies, a Bachelor’s Degree with extensive classes in law, or years working at a law firm in some related capacity.
Why take this job? Why not join some other startup? Here are a few reasons:
- Zcash is on a mission to give everyone on Earth an open, secure, and inclusive financial system through the power of exotic math.
- We have solid funding. As precarious as the crypto markets may be, the company has a multi-year runway and we are working to diversify income streams.
- We believe in self-care. Our CTO just got back from parental leave, and we move meetings for colleagues’ personal obligations. Your life comes first.
- Flexible work arrangements–live where you want, but there is an office in Denver and some time in the office is preferred.
- Everything we do is open source.
Some explicit non-requirements are:
- Any particular credentials, educational or title-related.
- Knowledge of cryptocurrencies in particular. We will happily teach you.
We have a strong ethos of professional conduct. We’re looking for people who can work in the professional environment we want our company to be. This means you need the empathy and emotional intelligence to be a supportive colleague and collaborate well with people of widely different backgrounds, personalities, and skill sets.
At the end of the day, we’re looking for someone who’s as excited as we are about building the future of cryptocurrency. Sound like you? Get in touch at or ask questions at [email protected].