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R&D Intern

assist the R&D team in developing cover traffic, an important long-term feature of the HOPR mixnet

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Role Overview

As a R&D Intern you will assist the R&D team in developing cover traffic, an important long-term feature of the HOPR mixnet. You'll be working directly with the team on iterations through design and implementation of new cover traffic strategies and test them in our live Monte Rosa network.

The final result will be directly integrated into HOPRd itself, making your contributions valuable and visible to the entire HOPR community. 


  • Desire to work on the future of privacy 
  • Communicative team player who can work with a R&D team in a fast-paced environment
  • Meticulous in work
  • Familiar with Python 
  • Familiar with HTTP APIs
  • Interest in Data Science 
  • Previous experience in working on R&D projects is preferred (e.g. semester projects, hackathons, etc.)

Culture & Perks

At HOPR we aim to change data privacy for good. In order to do so, we are proactive about creating workplace models that wrap around our lives. Whether you like to work part-time, completely remote or from a specific computer model you feel most comfortable working with - we will make sure you have everything you need to thrive and achieve our challenging goals.

Our company culture is characterised by mutual respect, openness and flat hierarchies. We offer space for you and your ideas. We live an open feedback culture and we encourage you to speak up your mind. 

At HOPR we work hard, but we also know how to enjoy downtime - for example by cooking Chinese Hotpot, Office Apéros or a skiing trip to the Swiss Mountains.

Glad to hear this? This job offers all of the above and a bit more.

Apply now + become a part of our ambitious team!

Hopr is an equal opportunity employer:

We team up, learn and grow together. Our team consists of people with diverse backgrounds and we guarantee that every candidate and future team member receives equal treatment regardless of ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status. 

About Us

Everybody should have the right to decide about their data privacy - We enable it

HOPR is a Zurich-based association working at the forefront of privacy. Our product, the HOPR protocol, is a decentralized mixnet which incentivizes data relaying, giving users full data and metadata privacy.

We are building public infrastructure for web3 in a free and open source environment. We believe this world can become a better place if we work and grow together.

HOPR was founded and seed funded in Spring 2020. We now have over 20 team members and are continuing to grow rapidly. Most of the team works in Zurich, Switzerland, with a second office in Singapore and opportunities for remote work. 

We are looking for the very finest to become a part of our HOPR family, and help change data privacy for good.