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Software Engineer - Nim
🌎 worldwide
99d ago

About Status

Status is 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. 

As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).

As a team, Status has been completely distributed since inception.  Our team is currently 150+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members from all walks of life, scattered all around the globe. 

We care deeply about open source, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization's priorities.

Nwaku

We are building Waku as a public good infrastructure. Waku is the messaging layer of Web3.

It is a decentralized, censorship-resistant, privacy-preserving communication network that enables anyone to send and receive messages without worrying about surveillance or de-platforming.

We are developing 3 open source implementations of Waku: nwaku, go-waku and js-waku.

Nwaku is the reference implementation of Waku, in which protocols are first implemented. Nwaku is used as a service node to operate the Waku Relay network, the backbone of the Waku network.

Our main repo is https://github.com/waku-org/nwaku/.

We are looking for software engineers that are passionate about Ethereum, decentralization and software excellence, and who would relish the opportunity to create a first-class decentralized messaging network and bring these new capabilities to the Web3 ecosystem!

Key responsibilities

  • Implement and develop open protocols for secure messaging.
  • Create and maintain a sustainable and fault-tolerant distributed system.
  • Write and maintain Nim code.
  • Understand and optimize the core functionality of complex software systems.
  • 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.
  • Support platforms and operators using nwaku software.

You ideally will have

  • A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization.
  • At least 4 years of software engineering experience.
  • Experience with low-level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
  • Embedded systems development experience.
  • Experience building networking-heavy applications and p2p networking specifically.
  • Familiarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks.
  • Familiar with p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), and Nat traversal.

Bonus points if you have

  • Contributed to a blockchain-related, open-source project.
  • Embedded in the Ethereum community.
  • Experience with Nim.
  • Experience with C bindings and FFIs.
  • Experience with off-the-shelf networking stacks such as libp2p / devp2p.

[Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role. Just explain to us why in your cover letter].

Hiring process

  1. Interview with our People Ops team
  2. Technical Interview with a member of the Waku Team
  3. Pair Programming Interview with a member of the Waku Team
  4. Interview with a Program Lead

Compensation

The expected compensation range for this role is $90,000 - $130,000 (negotiable, dependent on how we assess your skills and experience throughout our interview process. We are happy to pay in any mix of fiat/crypto). 

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