We are a diverse team of experienced researchers and engineers scattered around the world working at the intersection of P2P networks and bleeding-edge Zero Knowledge technology. We’re building the next-generation storage engine that attempts to “untie the knot” of incentivized storage. Our goal is to deliver a more advanced decentralized storage protocol that pushes the state of the art of decentralized storage solutions forward. We’re looking for a person with both an engineering background as well as an academic background too.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Research, design and implement proof systems for remote auditing schemes
  • Implement zk friendly hashing functions
  • Familiarity with state of the art proving backends such as arkworks, bellman, etc…
  • Write specifications and design documentation
  • Document and communicate research findings to the wider community
  • Perform security analysis, measure performance of and debug circuits

 

You ideally will have (3-5 qualities/skills)

  • Very strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience
  • Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#)
  • Familiarity w/ folding schemes & familiarity with different commitment schemes (KZG, IPA, FRI, etc.)
  • Experience with Open Source software
  • Deep understanding of Zero-Knowledge proof systems and corresponding tooling 
  • Keen communicator, eager to share your work in a wide variety of contexts, like internal and public presentations, blog posts and academic papers.
  • Experience in, and passion for, blockchain technology
  • A strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles 

 

Bonus points if (0 - 3 bullets)

  • Experience and interest in decentralized storage and p2p technologies
  • Experience designing and implementing zk-friendly hashing functions
  • Experience with WebAssembly tooling

[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].


Compensation

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/



Hiring Process 

The hiring process for this role will be:

  1. Interview with People Ops team
  2. Interview with Codex team member
  3. Pair programming task w/ Codex team member
  4. Interview with Codex team member
  5. Interview with Codex Program Lead

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