PL Network


Protocol Engineer



Other Engineering
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2024

About Lumino

At Lumino, our mission is to unlock the power of AI for every human, and we can’t do this without having the best people in the world on the team. AI is one of the next set of technologies that will unlock vast potential of human innovation, empowering us to solve problems that were thought to be unsolvable. Lumino is a technology company that builds infrastructure which enables anyone to create AI models. We are backed by prominent VCs such as Longhash Ventures, OP Crypto, Protocol Labs, Quaker Capital, Escape Velocity, and OrangeDAO.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.

About the role:

We’re looking for a protocol engineer to join our team and help set the foundations of the company. You will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining all the systems that touch the Lumino protocol and node including all blockchain systems, cryptoeconomic mechanisms, decentralized networking, and proof generation and verification.

You will:

  • Design, build, and maintain the Lumino protocol and node

  • Develop and test blockchain protocols and smart contracts

  • Build, test, debug, and deploy large-scale decentralized systems across thousands of nodes

  • Lead the process for internal and external smart contract audits

  • Own projects end-to-end, from requirements, scoping, design, to implementation, in a highly collaborative and cross-functional environment.


  • You have 2+ years of software engineering experience in building low-level protocols

  • You have strong knowledge of blockchain, smart contracts, and consensus algorithms

  • You have experience in Rust or Go

  • You have strong communication and collaboration abilities

  • You have excellent problem-solving skills and ability to learn quickly

  • You write high quality and well tested code

  • You have experience working with a cloud-native tech stack (e.g AWS/GCP)

Nice to haves:

  • Previous experience in a startup environment

  • Contributions to open source projects

  • Previously built a L1 or L2 blockchain

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to design systems from the ground-up 🚀

  • Fast paced environment that allows you to learn and ship quickly 🛥️

  • Competitive salary + share of equity and token pool 💰

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance 🏥

  • Whatever equipment you need to get the job done 💻

  • Github Co-Pilot and ChatGPT subscription ⚡

  • 3 days week in-office with the team, 2 days a week WFH 🙂