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About Status
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 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.
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 deplatforming.
We are developing 3 open source implementations of Waku: nwaku, go-waku and js-waku.
JS-Waku is the TypeScript implementation used in browser and web environments Our main repo is
We are enabling Ethereum builders to create new projects with a fully decentralized architecture, think dApp to Wallet notifications, NFT marketplaces, censorship-resistant chat, layer-2 and more.
We are looking for software engineers that are passionate about Ethereum, decentralization and developer experience. and who would relish the opportunity to create a first class decentralized machine-to-machine messaging interface and toolkit and bring these new capabilities to Web3 developers!
What you will do
Design, implement and document Waku TypeScript libraries
Implement new protocols as defined by the Research Team
Investigate and fix issues in js-waku and upstream libraries such as js-libp2p
Optimize js-waku and upstream libraries for the browser
Support dApp developers in using js-waku and Waku TypeScript libraries
(Opportunities to) speak at conferences and run workshops (both online and real world) to introduce devs to Waku
Ideally, you
Have experience building applications with complex logic, cutting edge technology or applied research
Are already familiar with the Ethereum community
Have demonstrated the ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly, you are a polyglot
Have passion for blockchain and decentralized technologies and understand how they work
Have good communication skills (written and conversational)
Have a strong alignment to our principles:
Bonus points if you have experience
In Web development (TypeScript, JavaScript, etc)
With js-libp2p or other libp2p implementations
With transport layer: websocket, WebRTC, WebTransport
In Web3 or blockchain development
Working for an open source organization
Working remotely
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.
We are happy to pay salaries in either 100% fiat or any mix of fiat and/or crypto. For more information regarding benefits at Status:
Get to know us
Hiring process
The hiring process for this role will be:
Interview with member of the People Ops team
Team Culture and Pair programming session with js-waku lead maintainer & hiring manager
Technical & Culture Interview with member of the Vac Team
Interview with Co-founder
The 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.


Protocol Engineer - TypeScript (Waku)

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