GoLang-JS Developer for Fairdrive protocol

Swarm is a system of peer-to-peer networked nodes that create a decentralised storage and communication service. The system is economically self-sustaining due to a built-in incentive system enforced through smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.

Swarm aspires to shape the future towards a self-sovereign global society and permissionless open markets. On Swarm, applications can run autonomously yet securely in a planetary-scale deployment and execution environment.

The storage layer of FairOS, the Decentralised File System(dfs) uses Swarm as the base storage thereby inheriting all the benefits of Swarm. On top of that, it builds other storage business logic, to expose things needed for an application to run. Think of Swarm as the device driver of the hard disk inside your laptop and FairOs-dfs as the Ext4 file system and other databases that run on top of it, except that FairOS-dfs does this for a group of computers instead of one.

The Decentralized File System(dfs) is a stateless layer over Swarm. It uses the building blocks provided by Swarm and exposes high level storage functions like:

  • Creation of Users
  • Logical Drives / Pods
  • File system
  • Key Value Database (like levelDB)
  • Document Database (like mongoDB)
  • Permission Management
  • Payments and Charging

FairOS-dfs can be used along with Swarm to enable web 3.0 Dapps. The following are some of the use cases that it can be used:

  • Personal data store (like de-centralised dropbox)
  • Distributed Application data store (ex: email app, photo app, content management system, code hub, video app etc.)
  • Data sharing with everyone over the internet (wikipedia, Open Street Map, Ethereum transactions etc.)

Fairdrive protocol aims to be a set of specifications and reference implementations with 6 milestones. The first 5 are about creating a web3 ecosystem and utilizing the potential of Ethereum Swarm. The last planned step is about tackling integrations with other P2P and web3 systems.

Your role

  • Documenting FairOS-dfs and maintaining documentation to high usability standards, this includes but is not limited to:
    • base data structures
    • business-logic
    • authentication
    • feeds
  • Helping with or (if JS experienced) directly working on porting FairOS-dfs features to Javascript
  • Helping with or (if JS experienced) directly working on porting FairOS-dfs/Bee integration features to Javascript
  • Documenting Bee features in relation to FairOS-dfs
  • Contributing to Fairdrive protocol proposal writing
  • FairOS-dfs maintenance
  • Implementing Go reference implementations of Fairdrive protocol

Your profile

  • Proficiency in Golang
  • Knowledgeable about Swarm
  • Experience in writing technical documentation
  • Ideally have knowledge of data structures, formal computer science background
  • Ideally knowledgeable in Javascript

We appreciate

  • A passionate open-source contributor
  • Experience with libp2p
  • Good grasp of distributed systems
  • Acquaintance with cryptographic concepts
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes, Grafana, Jaeger and OpenTracing

Swarm offers

  • Competitive compensation
  • An open, flat and transparent work environment
  • The opportunity to be part of a diverse and ambitious remote team
  • Regular team gatherings and other activities
  • Flexible working hours and remote work

To apply, please send your CV to talent@ethswarm.org.