Go Engineering Lead, Blockchain Infrastructure (Remote)

Remote, Worldwide Engineering

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. 

Who are we?

We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure does away with strict hierarchy and fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organisation's priorities.

  • We are remote and decentralized.

  • We are 70+ employees spread across 30+ different countries

  • We are driven by shared principles and believe in complete transparency. That's why everything we do is completely public to the entire community. You can view our development, Town Halls and conversations.

Want to know more? You can follow along on Our Status.

The role

We’re looking for a hands-on Engineering leader to lead a new project, the Status Network - the decentralized, open, trustless backbone to all of the Status features we plan to implement in the future.

You'll be leading a a dedicated, distributed team responsible for developing, launching and maintaining all components required for a fully featured implementation. If you’re passionate about open source software, p2p technologies, and cryptocurrencies this role could be for you.

Responsibilities

  • Leading and overseeing the engineering team responsible for the Status Network, a blockchain infrastructure project.

  • Ensure that the decentralized team is structured in a way to maximise collaboration, with minimal coordination tax

  • Establishing policies and procedures that produce secure, high-quality software.

  • Ensuring a secure launch, and maintaining the Status Network as it gets deployed.

  • Being hands on by writing, testing, and deploy high-performance networking code.

Requirements

  • Experience leading software engineering teams (5+ years)

  • Experience in Golang (Go) and Solidity preferred

  • Background in (embedded) systems programming, p2p technologies, familiarity with modern cryptography

  • Experience developing high performing distributed systems design

  • Experience in privacy and security technologies

  • Strong technical skills, and a willingness to get hands-on

  • Comfortable working in a remote team

  • A strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Familiarity with Avalanche and/or Ethereum clients.

Compensation

Status compensates core contributors with competitive salaries in fiat or crypto, plus a grant of Status Network Tokens vesting over a three-year period.

Hiring process

  • Phone screening with someone from our People Ops team

  • Interviews with our Co-founders, and two technical leads.


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