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Software Engineer (go-waku)

Jan 9
$70K – $85K
Fully Remote

About Waku

We are building Waku (Waku.org) as a public good infrastructure. Waku is the messaging layer of Web3.

It is a decentralized, censorship-resistant, privacy-preserving communication network that enables anyone to send and receive messages without worrying about surveillance or deplatforming.

We are developing 3 open source implementations of Waku:

  • Nwaku: the reference implementation and service node

  • Js-waku: for the browser

  • Go-waku: to integrate as a library in native applications

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 decentralization and more.

We are looking for a Software Engineer who is passionate about Ethereum, and decentralization. And who would relish the opportunity to champion Waku to other Web3 projects and developers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and document Waku Golang libraries (go-waku)

  • Maintain, improve, troubleshoot Waku React Native, the React Native wrapper of go-waku

  • Implement new protocols as defined by the Research Team

  • Investigate and fix issues in go-waku and upstream libraries such as go-libp2p

  • Optimize go-waku and upstream libraries for the mobile/React Native

  • Support dApp developers in using go-waku and Waku Golang libraries

You ideally will have

  • Experience building applications with complex logic, cutting edge technology or applied research

  • Ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly, you are a polyglot

  • Open to maintaining a native library for React Native

  • Experience building libraries in Golang, for network and mobile environments

  • Good communication skills (written and conversational)

  • Strong alignment to our principles

Bonus points if

  • You are already familiar with the Ethereum community

  • You have experience with go-libp2p or other libp2p implementations

  • You have experience with C-Bindings & Cgo

  • You are in Web3 or blockchain development

  • You have experience working for an open source organization

  • You have experience working async

[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

  1. Intro call with our People Ops team

  2. Interview with member of the Waku team

  3. Pair programming session with member of the Waku team

  4. Interview with Program Lead


The expected compensation range for this role is $70,000 - $85,000 (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.