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 (web3, cryptography, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).

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. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. 

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). 

Ecosystem ⇄ Outercore

Outercore, the subsidiary that represents grants, accelerators, and special projects at Protocol Labs, is looking for a Senior or Principal Developer Advocate to help us build the future of p2p distributed networks and empower our many communities – from dweb developers, to browsers, to blockchain projects, to data storage hosts. Everything Outercore does is open source. We’re comfortable sharing unfinished work and trying out new things. The goal is to come up with solutions the entire ecosystem can benefit from. 

About this role:

As a Senior or Principal Developer Advocate (Filecoin), your mission is to help users succeed with Filecoin and related technologies. You’ll establish strong relationships with builders around the world, create, and craft great resources to help developers build with IPFS and related technologies, including samples, blog posts, documentation, and integrations.

You will be a key face of Filecoin to the community and our communities’ advocate to the Filecoin developer teams. You’ll foster developer communities, championing their interests and translating their feedback into actionable product insights. You’ll also collaborate cross-functionally to shape major adoption and education strategies. We expect this person not to do all these activities themselves, but to have a vision about what makes for a wonderful developer experience, hire the necessary resources to enable this, and have a high bar for quality to which they hold all of Protocol Labs and our community.  Through it all -- the tactical and strategic work -- your warmth and thoughtfulness will be needed to maintain welcoming spaces for our community. 

This player/coach role comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility, but will also require you to get your hands dirty and execute. If you’re passionate about connecting with developers, helping new technologies succeed, and sharing what you’ve learned with the world, we’d love to hear from you.

What we’re looking for:

  • You have an expansive knowledge of software patterns, and a passion for helping others compose, discover, and debug great solutions to put software to work.
  • You enjoy problem-solving with complex, real-world systems.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • You’re an active contributor to open-source software projects.
  • You’ve played key roles in building world-class developer programs and communities.
  • A leader who leans heavily on example, empowerment, and coaching.
  • You have some interest in IPFS, libp2p, and Filecoin. If you do not have any experience, you should be genuinely curious about what those technologies are and willing to develop that expertise!

Bonus Points:

  • Hands-on experience with peer-to-peer, decentralized, or blockchain technologies
  • Experience producing written or video content to synthesize and simplify technical concepts for a range of audiences
  • Experience with teaching
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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Your personal data will be retained by Protocol Labs as long as Protocol Labs determines it is necessary to evaluate your application for employment or to assist in the hiring process. Under the GDPR, you have the right to request access to your personal data, to request that your personal data be rectified or erased, and to request that processing of your personal data be restricted. You also have the right to data portability. In addition, you may lodge a complaint with an EU supervisory authority.

 

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