Preferably London, (Remote / East Coast / EU Time Zones negotiable)
Brave is on a mission to protect the human right to privacy online. We’ve built a free web browser that blocks creepy ads and trackers by default, a private search engine with a truly independent index, a browser-native crypto wallet, and a private ad network (opt-in!) that directly rewards you for your attention. And we’re just getting started. Already 50 million people have switched to Brave for a faster, more private web. Millions more switch every month.
The internet is a sea of ads, hackers, and echo chambers. Big Tech makes huge profits off our data, and tells us what’s true and what’s not. Brave is fighting back. Join us!
We’re looking for an experienced Systems/Performance Researcher or Research Engineer to join our Research team. In this role, you’ll have the chance to investigate methods of making the Brave browser the most private, secure, and yet efficient browser out there for our growing user base of over 60m monthly active users. You will be an experienced (PhD level) Systems/Performance Researcher, focusing developing and adopting on the latest privacy/security/usability tools, yet keeping Brave lightning fast and a joy to use. The ideal candidate will be keen on practical/applied systems research in the browser space (including on-device AI), with an interest in publishing their work to advance the field. The Researcher/Research Engineer will work closely with the Research team, as well as the product teams across various product development teams, including low-level energy, memory, and functionality improvements to Brave.
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Systems/Performance area, with experience in performance measurement, engineering, development, and optimization. They would have a deep understanding of systems (ideally including browsers on desktop/mobile), alongside a passion to work on the latest AI/Security/Privacy techniques and products.
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United States Candidates: The salary range for this role is $120X - $170X USD, depending on experience.