Web3 Protocol Designer/Engineer at Tephra Labs

  • 🏛️Protocol Labs
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    Engineering
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    #LI-REMOTE
  • 📅8 days ago

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).

This position is for our network partner, Tephra Labs


Tephra Labs builds technology for large-scale human coordination. We believe that new coordination structures are needed for humanity to address our largest challenges and opportunities. At Tephra Labs, we take an open-source, protocol-driven approach to building the necessary solutions to meet these needs. Our first product is https://radius.space/" target="_blank">Radius, a decentralized network that connects independent workers and teams to the best projects in web3. The team behind Tephra Labs’ products, protocols, and communities is mission-oriented, dedicated, and hardworking. We are fully remote, and our teammates are based around the world.

As a member of the Tephra Labs team, you will join an early-stage team that is building foundational tooling for the future of work. Our team is cross-functional, and you will be working closely with product managers, engineers, product designers, protocol designers, writers, and community managers. We are looking for teammates that are world-class at what they do, are comfortable defining a path through ambiguity, and want to do whatever it takes to support the Tephra Labs mission.

As a Web3 Protocol Designer and Engineer at Tephra Labs, you will:

  • Design & prototype reputation, identity, and skills protocols to support the needs of billions of workers in web3
  • Design & prototype cryptoeconomic mechanisms for various Tephra Labs projects
  • Collaborate closely with engineers, security auditors, and senior stakeholders to finalize protocol designs and land production implementations

You may be a fit for this role if you:

  • Have experience as a protocol designer and engineer on web3 projects
  • Are deeply passionate about designing rigorous technical protocols to address problems of human coordination and structuring work
  • Are a first principles and systems thinker and apply a systems thinking mindset to everything you do
  • Will leave no stone unturned in investigating potential weaknesses and attacks for various mechanism designs
  • Are an excellent communicator and enjoy documenting mechanism design and gathering feedback
  • Collaborate well with other protocol designers, engineers, and senior stakeholders
  • Have an engineering background and can prototype designed mechanisms
  • Have experience building technical simulations to evaluate mechanisms under different conditions
  • Have extremely high attention to detail

Bonus points:

  • Have contributed to open-source projects in the past and understand open-source culture
  • Early-stage startup experience
  • Have 3-5 years of experience as an engineer
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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