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Software Engineer, W3S

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Software Engineering · Full-time
Remote
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Summary

w3s is the placeholder name for our soon to be independent startup having begun as part of Protocol Labs Venture Studios. We are members of several high profile projects at Protocol Labs who have come together to build a newer, better web3-native storage network extending the technologies and lessons learned in building Web3.storage and Filecoin Saturn. We aspire to create a “fast data” layer for the Filecoin ecosystem. Our network will provide a fundamental infrastructure layer for the decentralized web: storing, distributing and serving data at internet speeds globally. We build protocols and systems to maximize the utility, resilience, and value of the network to all participants. We build in the open, and see ourselves as part of larger movements both around Filecoin and the larger Web3 ecosystem.

We're on the lookout for a Senior Software Engineer who is deeply passionate about web3 and its potential to reshape technology. This role is perfect for those who thrive in early-stage startups, where ambiguity and rapid change are par for the course. We’re looking for someone who’s ready and able to come in and work on novel protocols, data structures, cryptographic proofs, and cryptoeconomics. While we’re excited about candidates with deep experience in these areas, what’s most critical is curiosity and passion to learn and advance this booming industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement new product features that continually raise the bar on reliability, security and efficiency
  • Contribute to the design of the network, incentives, proofs, API, protocols, etc.
  • Build and manage complex, globally distributed decentralized networks, with a production-operations mindset
  • Own significant problem areas and effectively land complex features working in partnership with Product Management, Developer Relations, and other such partners
  • Collaborate with other teams in the web3 space to advance common protocols and build value-add integrations
  • Be someone who’s great to work with: reliable, supportive, giving, and open; help us build a fantastic work environment

You're a great fit if you have…

  • A passion for web3 and a belief in the transformative power of decentralized technology.
  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Experience in any of: distributed systems, API design, cryptography, blockchains, smart contract programming, JS, Rust, Solidity, or Go
  • A commitment to contributing to a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect
  • A proven track record of thriving in environments filled with ambiguity and rapid change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A commitment to working in a highly transparent and open development environment

Why w3s?

  • Cutting-Edge Work: Be at the forefront of decentralized technology, contributing directly to innovative new protocols and networks
  • Mission-Driven Team: Join a group of determined, creative, and collaborative individuals who believe in the transformational power of web3 and decentralization
  • Startup Agility: Thrive in an early-stage startup atmosphere, where flexibility and adaptability are key to rapid innovation.
  • Remote Flexibility: Fully remote and global; we do ask that candidates be able to overlap with US PST business hours several hours a day.

If you're ready to be part of building the future of decentralized web, apply now to embark on this exciting journey with us.

PL Job Board is an equal opportunity employer.

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