Mobile Engineering Lead

  • Status
  • Remote
  • Aug 14, 2019
Remote Manager - Technology | Blockchain

Job Description

The role: 

We’re looking for a hands-on Engineering leader to lead our core application team. You will be responsible for building, launching, maintaining and improving our core Status application (messenger, wallet & Dapp browser). You’ll be leading a distributed team of ~10 talented engineers to ship the app across multiple platforms, and provide regular performance and user improvements. You’ll work closely with our Co-Founders (Carl & Jarrad), and our COO (Nabil) to align the core application development with the overall strategy for the Status network and community. 

It’s essential that you have a strong alignment to our principles and have a strong desire to build a better web. You can see our tech stack here


  • Overseeing the engineering team responsible for the end to end development of the Status application, across mobile and desktop.
  • Shipping the app, and launching regular updates focused on app performance and stability as well as adding new features that add to the overall Status ecosystem. 
  • Ensure that the decentralized team is structured in a way to maximise collaboration, with minimal coordination tax.
  • In close collaboration with the co-founders and PMs, structure a clear roadmap, timeline and budget for the development of the Status mobile and desktop apps.
  • Establishing policies and procedures that produce high-quality software. This includes ensuring excellent documentation with the goal of increasing community contribution to Status.

Minimum qualifications

  • Passionate about blockchain technology and decentralisation. 
  • Experience leading software engineering teams (5+ years).
  • Strong native mobile development experience (especially on Android). 
  • Familiarity with React Native.
  • Experience shipping cross-platform apps. 
  • Strong technical skills, and a willingness to get hands-on.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 years+ experience leading distributed software engineering teams.
  • Contributing to projects on at least one blockchain codebase. 
  • Understanding key areas of Blockchain research including data privacy, confidential transactions, side chains and pegging, sharding, lightning, and other scaling methodologies
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer science fundamentals, functional programming, functional design patterns, data structures, applied cryptography, high assurance software development, distributed computing & algorithms.

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