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Infrastructure Engineer

Protocol Labs, Remote

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We seek an outstanding Infrastructure Engineer to help lay the foundation for a more resilient, more secure, decentralized version of the web.

Engineering at Protocol Labs
Engineering at Protocol Labs is not just about writing world-class code. We create software systems that tackle significant challenges. We aim to solve those challenges with new technology breakthroughs and great user experience design.  We believe in an open-source approach to creation. 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 an environment defined by curiosity, passion, and a love for open source.

As an Infrastructure Engineer at Protocol Labs you will…

  • Develop tools and best practices for operating, debugging, and monitoring cutting edge Internet protocols such as IPFS and libp2p
  • Enable cross-functional product and project teams to serve their own deployment needs
  • Build and maintain CI/CD infrastructure for our open source projects
  • Work within the IPFS and Filecoin teams and communities to store Petabytes of data
  • Maintain the public HTTP-to-IPFS gateway, serving millions of requests per day
  • Manage our IP networks (we’re AS40680) and DNS
  • Come up with creative ways of interoperating with existing Internet infrastructure at all layers of the stack

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

  • Knowledge of core Internet protocols (BGP, IP, TCP, DNS, TLS, HTTP)
  • Experience managing fleets of Linux machines
  • Experience with container and cluster management tools (Nomad, Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Experience collaborating closely with software engineers, from design to development to production support
  • A hands-on, playful, proactive approach to your work

Bonus Points

  • Experience contributing to or leading open source projects
  • Published about your work (code, presentations, papers, blog, etc)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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.

About Protocol Labs

Company Protocol Labs is a research, development, and deployment lab for network protocols. Protocol Labs leads groundbreaking internet projects, such as IPFS, the decentralized web protocol; Filecoin, a cryptocurrency incentivized storage network; and libp2p, a modular network stack for peer-to-peer apps and systems. Protocol Labs works openly, and is focused on the creation of value at a massive scale. Open Source Protocol Labs works on a growing number of Open Source projects. The major technology stacks we produce are developed entirely Open Source, from initial research, through implementation development, and into wide deployment. The communities we lead are open, welcoming, and inclusive. We invite you to get involved; join us on GitHub! History Protocol Labs was founded on May 2014, by Juan Benet, inventor of IPFS and Filecoin. That summer, we participated in the YCombinator program (S14). Protocol Labs released IPFS to the world in January 2015. Since then, IPFS has gained enormous traction in a variety of industries and organizations. By 2016, IPFS grew to be one of the most used and relied on technologies in the Blockchain industry, and hailed by thousands of developers as "The Future of the Web." That year, Protocol Labs also created libp2p, IPLD, multiformats, Orbit, and a number of other projects. Our most anticipated project is Filecoin, currently in development.

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