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Students Program Vac

Remote - Remote (Worldwide)
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Job Description

About Status

Status is an organization building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3. We have 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 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 Vac

Vac builds public good protocols for the decentralized web, with a focus on communication and privacy origin in Status app and trying to improve on underlying protocols. We build Waku, ZK tooling and other things.

 

Students Program

This program is available to undergraduate and graduate students officially enrolled in a university, pursuing their B.Sc. or M.Sc. in the field of Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science or a related domain. The duration of the program is between 3 and 6 months with a commitment of at least 20h/week.

 

You will be helping us to solve one of our open problems related to the networking layer in peer-to-peer networks, ranging from peer discovery, peer scoring or NAT traversal. In an environment where thousands of nodes exist without any entry barriers, you have to i) make sure your node is seen and ii) choose wisely to which subset of peers you decide to connect. The health of your node depends on it!

 

You will be answering some of these questions with our help, being able to present your results to the community with your findings.

 

Requirements

  • Good programming skills.
  • Knowledge in networks and distributed systems.
  • Interest in learning and working without much supervision.

 Bonus if you have

  • Network simulation tools.
  • Experience with peer-to-peer protocols.
  • Interest in the Ethereum ecosystem.
  • Knowledge in Distributed Hash Tables.
  • Fluency in C or Python and understanding of software engineering best-practices.

[The above is not a requirement we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!]

Status

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, 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).

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