Protocol Labs

Purpose and Vision

Protocol Labs is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and many more. We aim to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology.

We are a fully distributed company. Our team of more than 100 members works remotely and in the open to improve the internet — humanity’s most important technology — as we explore new advances in computing and related fields.

Oct 28, 2021
Full time
Protocol Labs Remote
Seeking program manager  with strong computer science or engineering background  to assist Protocol Labs Research initiatives and support independent research-development labs across multiple disciplines. Research at Protocol Labs We’re not an ordinary Research Lab. We’re working hard to build the core protocols of the decentralized web pursuant to our vision for the future of the Internet. As part of our research team, you’ll be enabling outcomes at the forefront of our mission. Our research team is granted both the freedom to develop knowledge by working on novel applications and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward advancing the flagship projects of Protocol Labs and the research endeavors of leading institutions in the field. Our efforts range from supporting pure basic research to building agile, modular “research-development” labs dedicated to turning cutting-edge research into workable technologies. You’ll feel at home working with us if your...
Oct 28, 2021
Full time
Protocol Labs Remote
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.
Oct 28, 2021
Full time
Protocol Labs Remote
We seek talented researchers and engineers who have a fiery passion to build foundational infrastructure for the fabric of human knowledge; who wish to work on the bleeding edge of cryptographic primitives & high performance computing; and who understand the value of creating resilient, open, and excellent software. CryptoCompute Lab Protocol Labs has created a new research lab focused on cryptography and high performance computing (CryptoCompute Lab). This lab supports engineering teams by solving "problems-to-be" before they impact operational systems and networks (such as IPFS, libp2p, and Filecoin) and also supports them on existing bottlenecks. In 2020 alone, CryptoComputeLab delivered, among many other things:- A production-ready implementation of the Proofs of SpaceTime used by Filecoin.- The fastest implementation: zkSNARK implementation based on Groth16- The above power the live Filecoin network, producing around 4 Million zkSNARKs per day, the largest...
Oct 28, 2021
Full time
Protocol Labs Remote
Seeking an experienced cryptographer to help us research and develop state of the art cryptosystems to upgrade the internet. Research at Protocol Labs This isn't an ordinary Research Scientist position.  Your expertise is mostly driven by both a hunger to learn and a need to work toward solving important problems.  Our research scientists are granted both the freedom to develop their knowledge by working on novel applications, and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward advancing the flagship projects of Protocol Labs.  You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism enables you to name a few unusual possible approaches when you’re first presented with a problem that people often consider intractable.   We see cryptography often acting as the last line of defense in a world that’s rife with malicious actors.  We examine a broad spectrum of potential projects, like Filecoin, that rely on providing various cryptographic guarantees to users....
Oct 28, 2021
Full time
Protocol Labs Remote
We seek to hire a Cryptoeconomics Research Scientist to further our research and understanding in the field of cryptoeconomics. CryptoEconLab CryptoEconLab at PL aspires to become a research hub for research on economic incentives, coordination games, and novel marketplaces. We aim to develop capacity to design, validate, deploy, and govern large-scale economic systems. CryptoEconLab strives to empower projects in the ecosystem through novel incentives and advance humanity’s understanding of multiagent systems and algorithmic steering of economic networks. As a Cryptoeconomic Research Scientist you will… Participate in cutting-edge cryptoeconomic research, design, and analysis. Develop novel incentive systems and protocols while studying and learning from existing ones. Collaborate with cross functional teams to validate design specifications and turn research into implementations. Analyze existing incentive systems and propose improvements to policy design....
Oct 28, 2021
Full time
Protocol Labs Remote
We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated distributed systems researcher to join us in understanding how to globally scale decentralized systems.  ConsensusLab ConsensusLab is a newly formed group in Protocol Labs Research that focuses on consensus and related distributed computing problems that lie at the heart of decentralized systems. We help engineering teams by addressing key bottlenecks in operational systems and networks (such as Filecoin, IPFS and libp2p) and collaborate with academia and the wider open-source community to deliver world-class research in understanding how decentralized systems scale and interconnect.  Consensus Research at Protocol Labs has delivered significant impact to our operational systems. Our work powers the largest Decentralized File Storage Network in the world. With the launch of ConsensusLab, we will be greatly expanding our research on the topic, with foci on consensus protocols, sharding, and parallel execution. Learn more...
Oct 28, 2021
Full time
Protocol Labs Remote
We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated distributed systems engineer to join us in building next-generation, globally scalable decentralized systems. ConsensusLab ConsensusLab is a newly formed group in Protocol Labs Research that focuses on consensus and related distributed computing problems that lie at the heart of decentralized systems. We help engineering teams by addressing key bottlenecks in operational systems and networks (such as Filecoin, IPFS and libp2p) and collaborate with academia and the wider open-source community to deliver world-class research in understanding how decentralized systems scale and interconnect.  Consensus Research at Protocol Labs has delivered significant impact to our operational systems. Our work powers the largest Decentralized File Storage Network in the world. With the launch of ConsensusLab, we will be greatly expanding our research on the topic, with foci on consensus protocols, sharding, and parallel execution. Learn...