Engineering Manager, FilInfra

Description

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).

What we're looking for

We are looking an experienced Engineering Manager for Infra team in Protocol Labs. This talented engineering leader will help us create and maintain a 24x7, no downtime, decentralized infrastructure system. Evolve our infrastructure to be the standard of running IPFS/IPFS-FILECOIN clusters and provides the tools for anyone want to run them

FiL Infra’s mission is to operate and monitor core Filecoin network infrastructure and drive operational improvements in Lotus to increase network resiliency and general Filecoin adoption.

As part of the Infra team we help grow adoption and growth of the decentralized Internet by building software infrastructure for implementation of the Filecoin, IPFS, and protocols, and operating them as services that can be consumed in a secure, reliable, and scalable manner. We succeed through team work, favoring simplicity over sophistication, and fostering a sense of community.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the team that builds and scales our IPFS/IPFS-FILECOIN infrastructure
  • Handle incident response and communication; jump in to write code and extinguish fires if needed
  • Act as an architect and work across teams to evolve the overall architecture in order to sustain the challenges presented by hyper-growth of our ecosystem.
  • Inspiring your team and others with technical vision and customer obsession.
  • Recruiting and retaining talented software engineers by partnering closely with our recruiters
  • Keeping the team connected to the needs of engineering and business.
  • Coaching, mentoring and providing career guidance on the professional and technical development of engineers
  • Maintaining a positive and supportive work culture.

Qualifications

  • You have at least 5 years experience in an engineering management role in an infrastructure teamat least 5 people.
    • Prior hiring and management experience
  • You have at least 10 years experience in an engineering role in Infrastructure
  • Significant experience building insanely scalable, fault-tolerant, and robust products and platforms
  • You have experience defining the role and scope of a core platform and data teams in a rapidly growing company.
    • Bonus if you have run decentralized teams.
  • You have experience as a manager or leading engineering role in a startup.
  • You have a deliver mindset and apply that to how you would build out platform and data services.
  • You love systems and software and are competent in both.
  • You’re curious and dive deep into different system architectures.
  • You are a leader, coach and enjoy creating opportunities for others.
  • You are an organized and excellent written and verbal communicator.

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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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