Hiring: Clojure Developer

As you may have seen from @andre in the #core channel, unfortunately Dmitry N has moved on from Status. Finding a replacement is a priority - we’ve put together a draft job description (pasted below) but would like input from team members and contributors before we formalise and post.

  • Please add suggestions for amendments/additions to the spec in the thread (or just a like if you think it looks good).
  • We’d love referrals of folks you’ve worked with previously - we offer $5k of SNT to anyone that successfully refers a candidate (details here).
  • We’ll do some paid advertising to find candidates, and are considering using staffing partners to fill the position - if you have recommendations of places to find Clojure developers please let me know.


Clojure Developer (remote)

About Status

Status is the gateway to the decentralised web. We’re 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. Our core application, currently in beta on Mobile and Desktop, is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, make payments and browse the decentralized web. Keycard is a new type of smartcard built with an open API for simple integration with crypto wallets and hardware.

Who are we?

We’re a remote team of made up of 60+ core-contributors and growing community of members scattered around the globe. We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization’s priorities.

How will I impact Status?

As a Developer on the team, you’ll work closely with our Status Core App and Keycard teams to break ground on creating a secure crypto ecosystem. The integration between Status App and Keycard is an essential piece in creating an open, equitable, distributed payment network. You’ll help integrate a security hardened implementation of Keycard with our mobile wallet to allow sending, storing and receiving cryptocurrencies in a seamless contactless experience.

What will I do?

  • Independently setting up to work with our code base. More info on building Status here and our most relevant repo here.
  • Taking ownership of issues from the backlog.
  • Communication with core contributors to align with code standards and practices (on GitHub).
  • Communication with designers to clarify design specifications.

You should have:

  • A passion for blockchain technology and decentralisation.
  • Experience in Clojure and ClojureScript.
  • Experience with React Native.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with native iOS and/or Android development.
  • Experience with Java.
  • Experience with Go.

The anticipated salary range for this role is $70,000 - $80,000 USD (paid in local currency, or crypto, and dependent on experience & location).


The backlog link above is specific to Keycard issues, and the rest of the job description is not specific to Keycard. So I’d say, either:

  • we make the job description more keycard centric
  • use another back log list

I don’t know if the draft was edited, or if I totally misread it, but anyway it seems now keycard centric enough :slight_smile:

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should it to be considered a temporary role or a continuative one?

Currently we’re thinking this would be a permanent (i.e 12 months minimum) role. @guylouis @andre @rachel for input.

That said, we discussed whether we could onboard a contractor temporarily whilst we go through the process of finding someone full time.

Absolutely, the need is for a permanent one.

Role is now posted publicly here - please share with your networks!

FYI cc: @guylouis @andre @rachel

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links (to the repos or to the backlog) don’t open for me on this url

Should be fixed now - thanks @guylouis for flagging!

the only barrier for me is English speaking and listening skill :sweat_smile:
but text message communicating/it skill/reading is not a big problem…will this be a considering candidate?

Hey @frank! Thanks for taking an interest :slight_smile: The large portion of day-to-day communication at Status is in written form, however there are still regular hangouts/meetings/conferences where listening/talking in English will be required (so our hiring interviews are in voice/video accordingly). We’re not looking for perfectly fluent or native English, but would ask for at least intermediate proficiency across reading, writing, and speaking.

In discussions with @andre, @rachel and @guylouis it was suggested that onboarding a new developer at this point would be counter productive (given the time of year, the ramp-up time and the coordination tax on the team to help get someone up to speed).

They are working on a plan to ensure we have the right resources & coverage in place for Core & Keycard. We agreed that where needed we can utilise freelancers in the short term.