Software Engineer, Cryptography & Systems

Remote
All Projects – Engineering
Full-time
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.

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.