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Protocol Engineer


Status

🌏 WorldwideOriginally posted on Remote OK

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Status is hiring a Remote Protocol Engineer

 **About Status:**\nStatus 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.\nAs 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 products include an open source, Ethereum-based app for mobile and desktop that gives users the power to chat, make payments and browse the decentralized web, as well as 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 which is a continuation of Whisper.\n\n**Who are we?**\nWe're a remote team made up of 70+ 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.\n\n**The role:**\nWe are the Vac team, and we are building a communications tool with security, censorship resistance and privacy in mind; you will help us research and develop new and existing technologies in secure messaging.\n\n**Responsibilities:**\n\nResearch and develop open protocols for secure messaging.\n\nUse 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.\n\nCombine cryptoeconomics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable distributed and fault-tolerant system.\n\nWrite and maintain Nim code.\n\nResearch and design core functionality.\n\nProvide feedback on overall design decisions, and participate in code reviews.\n\nUse libp2p to build application-level protocols.\n\nBuild incentivized, distributed systems.\n\nInterpret and implement solutions based on academic research.\n\n**Ideally you will have:**\n[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!]\n\nA passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization.\n\nStrong academic or engineering background.\n\nExperience with encryption and key exchange mechanisms.\n\nExperience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).\n\nExperience building networking-heavy applications and p2p networking specifically.\n\nFamiliarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks.\n\nFamiliar with p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), and Nat traversal.\n\nExperience designing incentive systems and writing/deploying smart contracts in Ethereum.\n\n**Bonus points if you have:**\n\nContributed to a blockchain-related, open source project.\n\nIn in the Ethereum community.\n\nExperience with cryptography such as OTR, X3DH, Noise protocol.\n\nExperience with Nim.\n\nExperience with off-the-shelf networking stacks such as libp2p / devp2p.\n\n**Hiring process:**\nThe hiring process for this role will be:\n\nIntroductory chat with from our People Ops team\n\nInterview with Oskar, Vac Protocol Research lead\n\nTechnical challenge / peer interview with Hanno or Sanaz from the Vac team\n\nFinal interview with Jacek (Head of Research)\n\nThe steps may change along the way if we see it makes sense to adapt the interview stages, so please consider the above as a guideline. We’re looking for the new Protocol Engineer to join the team as soon as possible.\n\n**Get to know us:**\nFind out about the team here: https://vac.dev/.\nMore about Waku: https://rfc.vac.dev/ \n\n#Salary and compensation\n$70,000 — $140,000/year\n\n\n#Location\n🌏 Worldwide


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