Distributed Systems Engineer

at Status

325 d. ago
About the Job

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.

The Role

We aim to create one of the first production-ready implementations of an Ethereum portal client - an important goal in the Ethereum stateless clients roadmap that will make it possible for the Ethereum state to be distributed in a network of ultra-lightweight nodes that will retain full compatibility with existing JSON-RPC applications. This mode of operation of Nimbus will exist side-by-side with the ordinary Eth1 client.

Nimbus is a research team that focuses on developing an Ethereum client and library targeting both Ethereum and the upcoming, proof-of-stake-based ETH2. We believe that the largest deployment of Ethereum will potentially be on embedded systems, Nimbus will be designed to perform well on embedded, mobile and generally resource-restricted devices. The extensible, configurable, and modular design of Nimbus will make it production ready for Web 3.0 and will ensure that it can be supported and maintained across all goals of Ethereum 2.0.

Building the stack from ground up, we’re translating the latest Ethereum 2.0 research into practical, performant and reusable libraries to provide fertile exploration ground for further R&D. Check our latest update!

What you will be doing

  •  Implement peer-to-peer network protocols according to specifications.
  •  Design and implement optimal storage solutions for the distributed Ethereum state. 
  •  Create a robust headless node suitable for resource-restricted devices.
  •  Implement JSON-RPC APIs for interacting with the portal client network.
  •  Participate in weekly meetings with the EF research teams and report progress.

You ideally will have

  • Experience with p2p networks and distributed systems
  • Strong Knowledge of Ethereum ecosystem 
  • Experience in, and passion for, blockchain technology.
  • A strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles

Bonus points if

  •  Experience working remotely. 
  •  Experience working for an open source organization. 

[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 pay a competitive salary based on experience, plus a grant of Status Network Tokens vesting over a three-year period. More info on SNT here here: https://status.im/snt-utility/

Hiring process

  1. Interview with our People Ops team
  2. Interview with Kim from (Nimbus team)
  3. Interview with Zahary (Nimbus Team Lead)
  4. Interview with Jacek (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 you to join our team as soon as possible. 


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: https://people-ops.status.im/tag/perks/