Engineering Manager, Filecoin Saturn

Protocol Labs


About Filecoin Saturn

Filecoin Saturn

Filecoin, a decentralized storage network to store humanity’s most valuable information, is one of the most promising projects of Web 3.


In the year since its launch, over 17 exabytes of storage have been pledged to the Filecoin network, which is proven and verified by each node operator every single day.

As we look forward, many challenges remain to be solved such as continuing to scale the network, allowing user programmability through the addition of a Virtual Machine, and implementing cutting-edge ideas coming from the latest in cryptographic research.


One such challenge is the reliable, performant and economic retrieval of content from Filecoin.

is a decentralized content delivery network (CDN) for Filecoin.

As an Engineering Manager, you will…

  • Lead the architectural design of key components, tooling, and infrastructure.

  • Inspire your team and others with technical vision and customer obsession.

  • Empower engineers and solutions architects to solve problems, fostering a balance of velocity and rigor through scalable, asynchronous decision-making practices.

  • Be the primary technical interface for technical grant work and vendor work.

  • Influence additional technical roadmaps of Bedrock, IP Stewards etc.

  • Drive decisions around technical priorities, approach, testing, maintenance, etc.

  • Roll up your sleeves with hands on contributions when necessary.

  • Develop expertise in the data onboarding journey and become a key point of contact for advising large data owners with solutions.

  • Lead, improve, and document processes for technical prioritization, planning, design, implementation and releases in harmony with and expanding open source community participation.

  • Maintain a positive and supportive work culture.

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

  • Demonstrable success as an engineering lead/manager fostering highly-functional, healthy, inclusive and collaborative teams.

  • Experience in an early-stage product/team and building tools from scratch for early adopters.

  • Technical credibility through lengthy software engineering experience with back-end and distributed systems and infrastructure.

  • A strong desire for and history of contributions to open source projects and communities.

  • Experience working with and/or managing geographically distributed teams.

  • Ability to thrive with a high level of self-direction, autonomy and responsibility.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • An excitement for collaborating with people across Protocol Labs towards our shared mission.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in an early-stage product/team and building tools from scratch for early adopters.

  • You have experience with or deep knowledge of SaaS tools, globally distributed systems, blockchain or other related domains.

  • Demonstrable open source community curation and leadership experience.