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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 100+ 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.

Waku Connect Team

The Waku Connect Team is pushing the adoption of Waku by platforms (external projects). We offer a suite of open-source TypeScript libraries designed to help developers add decentralized communication capabilities to their dApps and other decentralized projects. Our main repo is here.

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.

This team undertakes a mix of development tasks and developer relations outreach activities:

  • create the interfaces, components and tools to facilitate the usage of Waku in the Web, our decentralized communication protocol built on top of libp2p, 
  • promote and support Web3 projects authors in integrating Waku.

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 M2M messaging interface and toolkit and bring these new capabilities to Web3 developers!

Ideally, you:

  • Are already familiar with the Ethereum community, attended conferences or participated to Hackathons
  • 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), are willing to deliver talks at conferences
  • Have a strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles

Bonus points if you have experience

  • In Web development (TypeScript, JavaScript, etc)
  • Have experience with js-libp2p or other libp2p implementations
  • Enjoy writing for a developer audience (e.g. blogs and documentation)
  • In Web3 or blockchain development
  • Working for an open source organization
  • In Developer Experience, building tools and libraries for developers
  • Speaking at developer conferences
  • 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. Just explain to us why in your cover letter].

Job Duties

  • Design, implement and document Waku TypeScript libraries
  • Implement new protocols as defined by the Research Team
  • Speak at conferences and run workshops (both online and real world) to introduce devs to Waku
  • Create examples using Waku to demonstrate specific use cases or frameworks (e.g. React native, Svelte, Vue.js, etc)
  • Write guides and blog posts for an audience of Web3 developers
  • Support dApp developers in using js-waku and Waku TypeScript libraries
  • Seek partnerships with 3rd party dApp vendors


We are happy to pay in either 100% fiat or any mix of fiat and/or crypto. For more information regarding benefits at Status: https://people-ops.status.im/tag/perks/

Get to know us

We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure does away with a 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 100+ 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.

Hiring process

The hiring process for this role will be:

  1. Interview with one of our People Ops team
  2. Pair programming session with Franck, lead of the Waku Connect Team & hiring manager
  3. Technical & Culture Interview with Hanno or Oskar, part of the Vac Team
  4. Culture Interview with Franck,
  5. Interview with Corey, the Logos program lead

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. We’re looking for the new Waku Connect team member (you?) to join us as soon as possible.

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