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Job Ref:  204662923
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
11/10/2016 08:57
My client is looking for a research and development engineers/developer/specialist.
The Research and Development Specialist conducts research into technologies relevant to the firm's existing and projected products and services. Currently the focus is on business lines built on cryptocurrencies. The role involves becoming an expert in the underlying technologies and extending the firm's products and services by conceiving and applying innovations. The role includes creating working prototypes for new offerings and testing them at the conceptual level. The role requires a high level of mathematics ability and strong computer programming skills. Knowledge or experience in the financial field will be highly regarded.
The main responsibilities of the Research and Development Specialist are as follows:
Develop new designs, methods and protocols that implement devices and processes within the Blockchain. Devices and Processes' means anything that already exists or can be implemented in the real world.

Primary examples include (but is not limited to):

o Financial services and/or financial products of any kind such as bonds, and derivatives
o Services such as escrow services, property registries, other law services, etc
o Exchange mechanisms such as auction sites
o (and so on)

Keep abreast of developments in cryptocurrency technology and other technologies relevant to the firm's business lines.

Create white papers detailing innovations suitable as source documents for further uses such as:

o Patent preparation
o Software architecture and technical design
o Peer-reviewed journal publication
Qualifications and Requirements
The R&D Specialist must have the ability to understand and manipulate esoteric mathematical and cryptographic concepts. The R&D Specialist is required to interact with other highly qualified researchers and data scientists.
Proven ability in the following skills and experience are necessary:
Experience in research and development
Advanced mathematics ability
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Broad knowledge of all aspects of Information Technology
High competency in computer programming, preferably C++/Java
The following will be highly regarded:
Demonstrably strong knowledge and/or experience in financial processes, systems and products
Education requirements:
Higher degree in a relevant field of study. PhD preferred
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