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Senior Qt/QML UI Developer

Senior Qt/QML UI Developer The project & role Status seeks to accelerate consumer adoption of the web3 ecosystem forward through products, research, the creation of developer tools, and support of

Senior Qt/QML UI Developer
The project & role

Status seeks to accelerate consumer adoption of the web3 ecosystem forward through products, research, the creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community. Our core product is an Ethereum-based app for mobile and desktop platforms that enables communities to permissionlessly create 100% decentralized group chat spaces, and allows users to message, make payments and browse and transact on the decentralized web. Status also builds foundational infrastructure for the Ethereum ecosystem as a whole including the Nimbus Ethereum client, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol which is a continuation of Whisper. Everything Status creates is built in the open and released under permissive open source licenses.

We’re a remote team made up of ~90 core contributors and a growing number of community members scattered around the globe. We care deeply about open source software, 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.
After a pause during which the Status team focused on our mobile application, the development of Status Desktop was restarted in 2020 with a clean sheet QT / QML UI codebase.
Status Desktop is currently in beta for Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. Current product focus is on the privacy-centric messenger and group chat functionality, and we’ve just kicked off development of our new ‘multi-chain from the ground up’ crypto Wallet. ÐApp browser and blockchain node functionality will follow next. Status desktop is currently built using Nim & QT for the frontend, and it shares a common backend with Status mobile that is written in Go. We are aiming to transition the QT front end from Nim to C++ and upgrade from QT5.14.2 to QT6.2 in the next few months. As we work in the open and are fully open source you can get a better idea of who we are and the work we are doing by browsing our team wiki here and taking a look at our Status Desktop, Status Desktop QML component library and Status Desktop and Mobile Go backend GitHub repos. You can find more information about our desktop effort in this blog post.

The desktop team is looking for a senior experienced C++/QML UI devs to join our team and to work with us to create a permissionless, decentralized, censorship proof group chat platform. Role responsibilities include developing new features, creating and enhancing components in our QML UI toolkit component library, advising and assisting other members of the Status Desktop development team with solving challenging QML UI development problems, and perhaps working on the Go backend if this is something you would enjoy. As a team we try to match task assignment with the individual interests and passions of our team members, so there is a high degree of flexibility with regards to what you would be working on. If you are a passionate C++/QML UI expert who knows all the ins and outs of C++ and QML UI development this could be an ideal role for you.

The desktop team is spread out in North America, Europe and Australia, with crossover work hours being the European timezone afternoon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Work is async using Status, Google Meet and Github, typically in Scrum Sprints.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build new features, enhance existing functionality and fix issues in the Status Desktop application.
  • Help develop and maintain Status’s QML UI component library (primarily used by the Status Desktop product)
  • Advise and assist the other developers in the Desktop team as needed to help solve the hardest QML UI development challenges
  • Contribute to C++, Go and Nim codebases (but don’t worry if you don’t have any prior Go or Nim experience)
  • Be one of our resident experts for everything related to Qt/QML UI development.
You ideally will have:

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!

  • Expert level experience implementing UIs using Qt/QML/C++
  • A strong ability to think about components and modules as they relate to other components as part of a larger system
  • Experience implementing openGL rendering in a QML context
  • A very strong attention to detail and the willingness to deliver pixel perfect UI according to the designs.
  • Provide feedback and ideas to the designers as needed
  • Good communication skills in English
  • A strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles We are a passion driven project on a mission to build tools that protect and enable free speech.
Bonus points if:
  • Experience in an open source organization
  • You show a strong interest for blockchain and have a good understanding of Ethereum
  • Have worked in a distributed environment that values asynchronous communication
  • Knowledge of Go and/or Nim is a plus
Compensation:

Status compensates people with above average salaries, plus a grant of Status Network Tokens vesting over a three-year period. More info on SNT here here: https://status.im/snt-utility/ We are happy to pay salaries in either 100% fiat or any mix of fiat and/or crypto (ETH or SNT).

Get to know us:
Status desktop – why and what ? blog post

Questions about this role?
Feel free to get in touch, we are more than happy to discuss the role in more detail.

About Status.im

As a team, Status is completely distributed since inception. Our team is currently 85+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members 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.

Department

Engineering

Employment Type

Full Time

Location

Remote, Worldwide