Developer Relations Engineer - FVM


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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).

The FVM Project (" target="_blank">> ) seeks an extraordinary Developer Relations Engineer to help lay the foundation for a more resilient, more secure, decentralized version of the web.

Developer Relations Engineer at Protocol Labs and FVM

Engineering at Protocol Labs is not just about writing world-class code. We create software systems that tackle significant challenges. In re-decentralizing the web, we work on hundreds of open source projects pursuing everything from research to end-user products. Community Engineering at Protocol Labs is focused on growing and nurturing the community around those projects and the broader decentralized web movement. Developer Relations Engineers at Protocol Labs engage both with the technical pieces that make up our systems, and the communities that make them run!

This role is focused on the FVM Project (">> ), a new virtual machine for user-defined smart contracts that will unlock the full potential of the Filecoin network. FVM aims to (a) support a multitude of programming models for smart contracts / actors and (b) facilitate the onboarding of smart contracts and programs written for other environments, so they can leverage the storage capabilities of the Filecoin network.

This is one of the most exciting upgrades coming to the Filecoin network this year, and as a Developer Relations Engineer, you’d be a core part of shipping this massive upgrade and ensuring the developer community has success building on it.

As a Developer Relations Engineer at Protocol Labs, you will…

  • Onboard new contributors and users of FVM
  • Play a developer relations role to evangelize FVM and get more adoption
  • Facilitate the work of our early builders and developers on the FVM stack
  • Communicate development team progress to the community
  • Help us share learning materials more publicly and gather feedback, implement it, and/or distil it for the rest of the team
  • Identify what the community struggles with, and find ways to remove that friction
  • Prepare for workshops and engage in proactive presentations with the community
  • Help create a friendly and supportive environment on Github, IRC, and other project forums.
  • Flag issues/projects that are tackled by new contributors to help them join the community.
  • Ensure project documentation for APIs and governance stay in line with project practices.
  • Identify and implement bots and automation, augmenting our interactions with the community.
  • Build new dashboards and micro-sites.

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

  • Experience building communities in open source projects.
  • Experience developing Open Source Software (ideally in web3).
  • Familiarity with smart contract technologies
  • A level of comfort speaking at conferences and developer summits.
  • Strong written communication skills in short form, medium form, and long form.
  • Experience with crypto-related projects

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Go or Rust.
  • Experience running events for developers
  • Experience with Smart contracts, EVM, WASM


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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