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.
DevOps is a buzzword, but it's also generic enough to encompass the breadth of tasks required in supporting development teams. There are many ways to make the lives of developers easier, and everyone has their own best way, which also means every team has their own way. There is no perfect way to make everyone happy with the same thing.
Supporting developers involves debugging obscure bash scripts from years ago that nobody remembers. It means biting on a piece of wood and using data formats turned programming languages like YAML to configure CI jobs. It means tracking down minute differences between releases of packages and libraries causing unexpected crashes. It means rewriting the same Dockerfile for the 5th time to allow a project to use one more obscure library. Or tracking down absurd race conditions of multi-threaded tests running in parallel on the same host. Or pulling your hair out at a bug only to realize it works fine after the CI worker host is restarted.
But fundamentally it means wrestling it all into submission and making it run smoothly... at least for as long as you're there.
If you have the guts to fight against entropy and deterioration of the reality we inhabit, then you just might also be crazy enough to enjoy the struggle while it lasts, and appreciate the eventual fruits of our labour, if you value privacy, freedom, and transparency. You might even make some money, and learn a bit from all the exceptional engineers working here.
Who you are
You have strong Linux Fundamentals:
- Distros and package managers
- Good understanding of process management
You have programming experience:
- At least a few languages and showing the ability to learn
- Bash as a minimum; Python, Groovy would be nice
You have experience in Continuous Integration:
- Jenkins CI - Pipelines are written in Groovy
- GitHub Actions - PR builds, mostly
You have experience in Security:
- Good understanding of OpenSSH
- GnuPG for encryption of secrets and backups
Bonus points if
Experience in Continuous Integration:
- GitHub Actions
- Nix / NixOS
Experience building the following processes:
- Gradle, Maven, Yarn, FDroid - for Android
- XCode, Fastlane, Gems, clj - for iOS
- AppImage, Qt, DeployQt - for Linux
- VS Build Tools, MinGw, Scoop - for Windows
- Brew, CMake, XCode CodeSign - for MacOS
Experience in the following programming languages:
- Groovy scripting
- Go programming
Experience in Infra automation:
- Ansible and Terraform
- Windows Server Core administration using PowerShell
- Fundamental to messaging and other functions of the App
- Ethereum, Status-go, Nimbus, IPFS, Swarm
We are happy to pay 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/
- Interview with the Talent team
- Interview with the Head of Infrastructure
- Interview with one of the Program Leads
- Assessment (paid)
[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]