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Software Engineer, Cryptography & Systems

Protocol Labs, Remote

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Seeking a seasoned software engineer with a specialization in cryptography to help shape the next generation of network protocols. 

As a Software Engineer in Cryptography at Protocol Labs you might...

  • Build the next generation of peer-to-peer software, working on projects like libp2p, IPFS and Filecoin
  • Participate in the design of applications integrating new cryptographic primitives
  • Integrate research results into real programs
  • Work alongside a cross-functional team including engineering, design, community, product, and business
  • Educate the team on how to design and build systems with security first

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

  • MS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field 
  • Demonstrated the ability to implement cryptographic primitives
  • Experience programming in one or more of the following: Go, Rust, C, C++, Haskell, Ocaml
  • Significant experience building secure applications 
  • In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols and applied cryptography
  • Knowledge of the latest attack trends, tools and the threat landscape
  • Proven track record of independently driving projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues

Bonus Points

  • Experience working and contributing to Open Source projects 


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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