Data Storage Tech Lead

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Protocol Labs


About Filecoin and Lotus

Filecoin is a crypto based distributed storage network that aims to store humanity’s most valuable information
The Filecoin network uses advanced cryptography to store over 15 exabytes of data, and prove its continued storage every day! Lotus is the Go-based reference implementation of the Filecoin protocol, and the Lotus miner handles the process of receiving, storing, and proving those 15 exabytes of data!

As the Data Storage Tech Lead at Protocol Labs, you will…

  • Work on the architecture and development of main reference implementations of the Filecoin protocol as it relates to enterprise level data storage service
    Your role will have a major impact on the entire Filecoin ecosystem, as your work will enable the scaling of data onboarding
  • Serve as a technical leader providing guidance to the team, anticipating issues and ensuring we maintain a high bar of quality
  • Work with a vibrant open source community for user feedback and adoptions
  • Be responsible for both hands-on coding and architecture work

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

  • 5+ years (10+ preferred) of experience working as a software engineer on storage and distributed systems
  • Experience developing on-premises enterprise software
  • Programming experience and proficiency with Go is ideal, but programming experience in one or more of the following is required: Rust, C, C++, Haskell, Java, Scala, Python, Clojure
  • Ability to analyze, criticize, and improve the design of complex computation systems
  • Ability to evaluate new components and dependencies keeping in mind long-term maintenance and deployment requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Pragmatic “get it done” attitude and the ability  to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, or related field, or equivalent practical experience (though a “traditional” education or degree is NOT required)
  • An interest in blockchain technology and cryptography

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