Feb 06, 2023

Zero Knowledge Engineer

$120,000 - $150,000 yearly
  • Status.im
Full time Blockchain developer Cryptography Engineering Other

Job Description

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, the 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 150+ 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 a minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization's priorities.

About Codex

We’re 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 an experienced p2p networking engineer with hands-on experience designing and implementing state-of-the-art networking protocols and distributed systems.

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 artworks, bellman, etc…
  • Write specifications and design documentation
  • Document and communicate research findings to the wider community
  • Perform security analysis, measure the performance of and debug circuits

You ideally will have

  • Very strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in the industry); relevant research experience
  • Experience with low-level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#)
  • 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

  • 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].

Hiring Process 

The hiring process for this role will be:

  1. Interview with the 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


The expected compensation range for this role is $120,000 - $150,000 (negotiable, dependent on how we assess your skills and experience throughout our interview process). We are happy to pay in any mix of fiat/crypto.

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