Libp2p Networking Engineer

P2p networks are at the heart of decentralized technologies and libp2p has quickly gained popularity as the goto p2p stack. At Status, we’ve successfully implemented and deployed a full fledged libp2p stack and it’s now powering the Nimbus Ethereum 2 client. The libp2p stack is also at the heart of other crucial Status projects and its usage within the organization and beyond is only going to increase.

Our implementation is written in Nim - an efficient, expressive and elegant programming language.

Key Responsibilities

You’ll be working on:

  • Implementing p2p networking protocols
  • Further architecture and development of the nim-libp2p implementation
  • Implement libp2p protocols according to existing specifications
  • Research and development of new p2p protocols and primitives
  • Working across teams to help with networking specific needs

You ideally will have:

  • A passion for decentralization, p2p and privacy-preserving technology
  • Strong academic or engineering background
  • Experience with encryption and key exchange mechanisms
  • Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#)
  • Experience building networking-heavy applications and p2p networking specifically
  • Experience implementing with core networking protocols such as Websockets and/or Quic
  • Familiar with p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), and Nat traversal
  • A strong alignment to our principles

Bonus points if:

  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience working for an open source organization
  • Previous experience with libp2p - preferably as a direct contributor to the codebase or specifications
  • Or, experience with other off-the-shelf networking stacks such as devp2p
  • Experience with the Nim language

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.

The hiring process for this role will be:

  1. Interview with Pepper, People Ops
  2. Interview with Dmitriy, Libp2p Team
  3. Interview with Jacek, Head of Research

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.

Get to know us

Find out about the libp2p project and team here.

About Status.im

As a team, Status is completely distributed since inception. Our team is currently 85+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members 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.

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