Protocol LabsProtocol Labs

Sr. Full Stack Engineer

Posted 02.11.2022
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Role overview:

Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates, and community members. Most teams in the Protocol Labs Network are fully distributed and work remotely around the world. Engineers, researchers, and operators work in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (web3, cryptography, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).

Filecoin Saturn:

Filecoin, a decentralized storage network to store humanity's most valuable information, is one of the most promising projects of Web 3.0. In the year since its launch, over 17 exabytes of storage have been pledged to the Filecoin network, which is proven and verified by each node operator every single day. As we look forward, many challenges remain to be solved such as continuing to scale the network, allowing user programmability through the addition of a Virtual Machine, and implementing cutting-edge ideas coming from the latest in cryptographic research.

One such challenge is the reliable, performant and economic retrieval of content from Filecoin. Filecoin Saturn is an initiative to build a decentralized content delivery network (CDN) for Filecoin. We're seeking Senior Full Stack Engineers, experienced in web and application development, to join the Filecoin Saturn team.

We particularly value experience independently designing and implementing significant components of complex systems, and the execution focus and discipline to carry projects to completion. Experience leading strong open source communities and/or contributing to other Web3 projects will be very highly regarded, as well as experience working on low-latency engineering projects.

As a Full Stack Software Engineer at Protocol Labs, you will:

  • Build the next generation of applications on top of projects like libp2p, IPFS and Filecoin as well as Filecoin Saturn.
  • Create or maintain software libraries and programs depended on by other systems and applications
  • Participate in the design and implementation of performant and resilient distributed applications.
  • Develop solutions to hard problems in low-trust systems.
  • Work alongside a cross-functional team including engineering, design, community, product, and business.
  • Engage and educate the community, from users to contributors.
  • Lead and develop more junior engineers, and provide guidance and review for open source contributors around the world.

You may be a fit for this role if you have:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Significant experience building applications using JavaScript and Nodejs.
  • Experience designing and building Electron Applications.
  • A strong technical design ability informed by broad experience across multiple domains/specialties.
  • Leadership experience building and maintaining large-scale systems in production.
  • Literacy with cryptographic principles and practices.
  • Proven track record of independently driving projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues
  • A keen awareness of teamwork, process, and patterns of successful collaboration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Points:

  • Experience building applications in Go, Rust or similar languages.
  • Experience leading open source projects, and/or guiding their communities 
  • Security engineering and/or cryptography principles and practices
  • Large-scale systems (especially networking, performance, storage, or reliability engineering)
  • Experience building a CDN
  • Experience working with IPFS, IPLD, libp2p

What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?

Protocol Labs' mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.

As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

If you’re passionate about the future of computing and a more democratized internet, we want to talk to you.

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Posted 02.11.2022