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Status
Applied Network Researcher
at Status
8 months ago | 1002 views | 1 applications

Applied Network Researcher

Full-time
Remote
Per year
$110,000 To $190,000

About the company

Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3. 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. 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.

Job Summary

Key Responsibilities

📍This role is dedicated to applied research on privacy networks. In our initial phases, we are dedicated to understanding and leveraging the state-of-the-art, while we identify what areas are most relevant for long-term research. 📍Primarily, the researcher will contribute to the design of new architectural solutions, as well as evaluating the work of other members of the team. 📍Design, specify and verify privacy networks by leveraging formal and experimental techniques. 📍Build proof of concepts and prepare executable specifications for the development team. 📍Regularly going through papers, bringing new ideas and staying up-to-date. 📍Conducting theoretical and practical analysis of the performance of network systems. 📍Collaborating with both internal and external contributors. 📍Presenting research results both internally and externally (internal documents, blog posts and presentations).

Ideally, you will have

📍Strong background in Computer Science and Math, or a related area. 📍Network design, ideally p2p and privacy protocols (mixnets, dc-networks, onion routing…). 📍Coding experience. 📍Deep knowledge of algorithms. 📍Experience in analyzing the correctness of distributed systems. 📍Comfortable with “reverse engineering” code in a number of languages including Java, Go, Rust, etc. If no experience in these languages, the ability to read and understand code of other projects is useful to understand other real-world systems. 📍Keen communicator, eager to share your work in a wide variety of contexts, like internal and public presentations, blog posts and academic papers. 📍Passionate about blockchain technology in general.

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