Web3 Ecosystem Hiring Funnel, Software Engineers

  • 🏛️Protocol Labs
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  • 📅8 days ago


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).

Define and build software for tomorrow's web with the Launchpad Residency 

With 30+ teams within Protocol Labs and 300+ companies in the Protocol Labs Network (PLN) - now is a great time for developers to ramp up their web3 knowledge and contribute to these cutting-edge technologies directly. The Launchpad Hiring Funnel is designed for engineers ready to build the next generation of the internet who wish to explore a diverse array of projects, and teams, to find their ideal team match at the intersection of their passions, skills, and interests.

After exploring our ecosystem through Launchpad Talent Funnel, new hires participate in the Launchpad Training and Onboarding program, designed to help technical talent level up their decentralized protocol skills through a 6-week onboarding program, where you will learn the mechanics of how our decentralized innovation network collaborates, our protocol suite like IPFS, Filecoin, IPLD, and libp2p, and the innovative projects being built upon them through hands-on labs, 1:1 technical mentorship, expert Q&As from network-teams, and CoLo Week, which brings the CoHort together in a global location to deepen bonds and gain first-hand Web3 community experience at an industry conference.

Software Engineering in the Protocol Labs Network

By gaining exposure to our engineering across the PL Network through the residency program, we will accelerate your ability to have a high impact on a more resilient, more secure, distributed version of the web. Our community values rigorous engineering with a passion & curiosity to apply your skills in new platforms & environments. We strike a balance between pragmatism (put it on a ship ⛴), deeply informed protocol design, and strict application of strong engineering principles. All of this happens in a community defined by curiosity, passion, and a love for open source.

As a Software Engineer in the Protocol Labs Network, you will...

  • Build the next generation of peer-to-peer software, working on projects like libp2p, IPFS and Filecoin, or one of the hundreds of projects built on these foundations
  • Participate in the design and implementation of distributed applications
  • Develop solutions to hard problems, such as low-trust distributed systems and forming new products
  • Work alongside a cross-functional team including engineering, design, community, product, and business
  • Build a personal project that highlights your interests and learnings from Launchpad
  • Land multiple OSS contributions to core protocols and tooling, guided by a senior mentor within the PL Network
  • Receive personal 1:1 mentorship from the experts behind the PL Protocols
  • Build relationships with founders, leaders & engineers from across the Web3 community
  • Team-match with a project aligned with your unique skills, interests, and passions 

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

Bonus Points

  • Experience leading open source projects, and/or guiding their communities 
  • Experience with Go, Rust and Javascript
  • Security engineering and/or cryptography principles and practices
  • Internet-scale systems experience (especially networking, performance, storage, or reliability engineering)
  • Experience building with decentralized building blocks such as DHTs, consensus protocols, smart contracts, blockchain, p2p networking, etc.

What is PLN Launchpad?

PLN Launchpad is both a hiring program & onboarding program. Designed to accelerate the development of the Web3 by hiring providing software engineers from diverse backgrounds with an ecosystem of opportunities, and paths, to join the Protocol Labs Network(PLN)  & provide new hires with a six-week, full-time onboarding program designed to train, develop, and grow our community at scale.

Read more about Launchpad here:

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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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