Senior Engineer- Ecosystem Projects


About Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. 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 (crypto, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).

We are looking for someone who can either structure and orchestrate, as a tech lead, or drive feature work, as a Senior Engineer, for and"> and  href="nft.storage">>, across the API, client library, and postgres database (e.g. user auth via wallets, token scoping, client libraries that encrypt user data). 

Contribute to developing tooling, libraries and SDKs that will enable engineers to build decentralized products that integrate with IPFS and FileCoin. Become an integral part of product teams like and"> and  href=" ">"> ; Be a pillar in laying the frameworks for storing data in decentralized applications.

As a Senior Engineer, you will...

  • Develop the core tooling and frameworks to enable decentralized applications
  • Have a full spectrum on some of the implications of building Web3 products 
  • Own the delivery and adoption pipeline of our products. 
  • Be an integral part of our OS community 
  • Deploy our stack, like running go-ipfs nodes in the cloud and scaling them

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

  • Have more than 5-7 years of experience with building in production systems and services in JS frameworks, Golang or Rust 
  • Have a solid understanding of systems design, and are able to flesh out products end to end 
  • Proficient in Javascript, Typescript, Node.jshttp://node.js/">Node.js,  href="Nest.js http://nest.js/">Nest.js >
  • Have a solid grasp of different API frameworks and databases 
  • Have an interest or understanding of Web3 and decentralization

Bonus Points

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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