Next-Generation Mobile Internet Developer position
DataHop Labs is building the Next Generation Mobile Internet to help mobile users get the best experience and bring the Internet where mobile data is not yet affordable or fully available. We believe that Internet has been designed for fixed networks and a new model is required for the best experience in the mobile Internet. We live in a disconnected & battery powered world, but Internet technologies are a leftover from the always connected & steadily powered past. Our mission is to build the next-generation Mobile Internet following the mobile and local-first paradigm and using opportunistic networking.
DataHop Labs is a London based VC-backed company that is part of the The Next Generation Internet initiative. DataHop Labs is a “Next Generation Internet Architect” participating in the NGI-Pointer program aimed at contributing to the human-centric revolution of the internet architecture, with new open-source protocols, open software and hardware. We are a small, fully remote team of network researchers, looking for someone passionate for building technology for the new Mobile Internet, that wants to become a next generation Internet architect with us!
As a Next-Gen Mobile Internet developer you will be responsible for developing new tools and protocols to extend decentralised storage system, like IPFS, to enable opportunistic communications in mobile devices. In particular, you will help extending IPFS and the Libp2p network stack to enable mobile networking using device-to-device (WiFi Direct, Bluetooth) communications. The role is for someone with strong hands-on network programming experience (preferably using Go) that is not afraid to get their hands into Android code. This is a full-time remote-only position, with very competitive salary including equity, depending on experience. We will prioritise EU-based candidates.
Ideal Experience and Skills