POSTED 26 May
Status is the gateway to the decentralized web. We’re building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3. With the high level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute. As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community. Our core application, recently launched at v1 on Mobile and in beta on Desktop, is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, make payments and browse the decentralized web.Who are we?We're a remote team made up of 60+ core-contributors and a growing community of members scattered around the globe. We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization's priorities. The role: We are building a communications tool with extreme security, coercion resistance and privacy in mind. You will help us research and develop new and existing technologies in secure messaging.Responsibilities:
- Research and develop open protocols for secure messaging.
- Use a layered protocol approach that is mindful and explicit about what it requires, what it provides, under what threat models, and with what trade-offs.
- Combine cryptoeconomics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable distributed and fault-tolerant system.
- Write and maintain Nim code.
- Research and design core functionality.
- Provide feedback on overall design decisions, and participate in code reviews.
- Use libp2p to build application-level protocols.
- Build incentivized, distributed systems.
- Interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.
- A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization.
- Strong academic or engineering background.
- Deep understanding of encryption and key exchange mechanisms.
- Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
- Experience building networking-heavy applications and p2p networking specifically.
- Familiarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks.
- A solid grasp of p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), and Nat traversal.
- Contributed to a blockchain-related, open source project.
- Experience with cryptography such as OTR, X3DH, Noise protocol.
- Experience with Nim.
- Experience with off-the-shelf networking stacks such as libp2p / devp2p.
- Introductory chat with Ceri from our People Ops team
- Interview with Oskar, Protocol lead
- Technical challenge / peer interview with Dean from the Protocol team
- Final interview with Jacek (Head of Research)