Software Engineer (Distributed Systems Testing)
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 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 minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization’s priorities.
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 Distributed Testing Engineer with hands-on experience setting up, running and testing complex distributed network deployments; including but not limited to distributed databases, blockchains and p2p storage networks.
- Conduct tests and simulations around various peer-to-peer algorithms and protocols being developed
- Collect, analyze, and report on data and key insights from said experiments
- Discern scaling boundaries and failure modes of tested distributed systems in realistic environments
- Work with 3rd party vendors, tooling developers, and the broader community to establish best practices for testing the systems in question
- Document findings to be consumed by both stakeholders and the general community
You ideally will have
- A strong background in testing distributed systems and their common failure modes
- A strong communication and documentation skills when explaining results and key findings
- The ability to identify and mitigate false assumptions or weaknesses within a set of experiments or tests
- Experience or familiarity with networking protocols and P2P systems
- Experience or familiarity with Rust and/or Nim
- Experience in Linux
- Experience or familiarity with Docker
- A strong alignment to our principles
Bonus points if
- You have experience with Ansible, Terraform or other automated deployments platforms
- You have worked with CI/CD tools like Jenkins, GitLab, AWS CodeDeploy
[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]
- Interview with People Ops team
- Interview with Codex team member
- Pair programming task w/ Codex team member
- Interview with Codex team member
The expected compensation range for this role is $100,000 - $120,000 (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.