Seguro Network & Platform- BC-607

Project type: Research
Desired discipline(s): Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences
Company: Kloak Information Technologies Inc
Project Length: Longer than 1 year
Preferred start date: 07/16/2021
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Vancouver, BC, Canada; Canada
No. of positions: 3
Desired education level: CollegeUndergraduate/BachelorMaster'sPhDPostdoctoral fellow
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About the company: 

Kloak Information Technologies Inc. is an innovative technology company founded in 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Kloak is dedicated to developing a disruptive solution that provides the most secure data storage and communication tools available today, built on a globally accessible platform.

The Mission - to give every internet user in the world privacy, security, anonymity and global access, and to equip every internet user with tools to communicate freely, and to protect and control their own data. 

Kloak’s Seguro platform has a file storage app, a secure messaging app. It uses end-to-end encryption and decentralized communications, which eliminates intermediaries that capitalize on users’ private data and metadata, such as IP addresses.

Seguro network is a virtual overlay network through email communication. The network entry guard uses popular major public Email servers like Yahoo mail, Office 365, Apple mail etc. With end-to-end encryption, all data is private, which allows for global, barrier-free accessibility and complete security. Other apps and storage platforms attempt to provide these benefits to individuals or businesses, and only Seguro actually delivers them in a complete package.

Describe the project.: 

Seguro secure messaging is an end-to-end encrypted messenger that has no sensitive metadata, designed and built for people who want absolute privacy, globally and freedom from any form of surveillance. 

Message accounts are completely anonymous because the user creates an account on the client side with an OpenPGP key pair, no phone number or email address required. Seguro messenger has no server in the middle because it is a decentralized APP( dAPP ). Seguro can not collect any user data so there’s nothing to leak. Sending messages through the Seguro IP-less network will have no footprints and can not be tracked.

Seguro storage private DFSP (Decentralized Fragmented Storage) protocol addressing the Limitations of Common File Storage Platforms.DFS Protocol hosts files in shards in secure locations distributed throughout the internet. Metadata-less protocol (no knowledge of endpoint) Only the client retains full control over the file. Metadata is minimized (no collection of data) Seguro Data Center has no knowledge of file content (as it is encrypted by the client) Client retains full control (if index and keys are lost, then there is no more access to the file) No client’s IP address is linked.

Required expertise/skills: 

Knowledge on front end, web or mobile software development using JavaScript, HTML and CSS and frameworks such as React. Knowledge building rich data-driven web applications by consuming Restful services and APIs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ web application project
  • front-end software design patterns (e.g., asynchronicity, data binding, modules, objects, promises).
  • source code in multiple front end libraries (able to debug, extend)
  • Able to solve difficult or ambiguous software and UX problems
  • Tenacious. You are determined to succeed, and you are motivated by the success of customers, colleagues and the community.
  • Curious. You are always learning and seeking ways to make things better.
  • Conscientious. You keep your promises, taking your commitments to others seriously, and you have strong integrity.
  • Humble. You lead with humility and empathy, respecting and learning from the perspectives of others.