Engineering Manager, Infra

Protocol Labs LogoProtocol Labs

Date Posted

27 Jun, 2022

Salary Offered

Not Specified

Job Type

Full Time

Experience Required

No experience required

Remote Work


Stock Options



1 available

We are hiring an Engineering Manager to lead our growing Infrastructure Team.

The Infra Team at Protocol Labs runs critical infrastructure that helps power networks like IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, Drand, and other related projects. This requires rigorous engineering across protocol and infrastructure design, through all phases of implementation. All of this happens in an environment defined by curiosity, passion, and a love for open source. We encourage each other to think big, run experiments, and support each other in a blame-free environment. 

You will have the opportunity to guide and grow the team that solves complex problems associated with building, securing, and operating large-scale infrastructure that is unique to the decentralized nature of Web 3.0.

As Engineering Manager at Protocol Labs you will…

  • Magnify the impact of multiple teams of software engineers and open source contributors in their implementation of complex, distributed systems and protocols.
  • Grow engineers’ skills, experience and confidence through regular 1:1s, coaching, actionable feedback, work and peer alignment, and career advocacy.
  • Lead, improve, and document processes for technical prioritization, planning, design, implementation and releases in harmony with and expanding open source community participation.
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders and adjacent teams to build a shared understanding and accommodation of competing priorities.
  • Empower engineers to solve problems, fostering a balance of velocity and rigor through scalable, asynchronous decision-making practices.
  • Maintain and strengthen a team and community culture of growth, openness, trust, rigor, humility, mutual support, and psychological safety.
  • Advocate for and enhance PL’s asynchronous, autonomous, and distributed working culture.
  • Lead the process of recruiting great engineers for your project, in collaboration with PL’s recruiting team.
  • Support and guide other people-managers at Protocol Labs as a member of PL’s young engineering management discipline.

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.
  • 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.
  • Actively coached, mentored and grown team members in their careers.
  • Ability to thrive with a high level of self-direction, autonomy and responsibility.
  • A track record of recruiting and retaining great people to your teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An excitement for collaborating with people across Protocol Labs towards our shared mission.

Bonus points...

  • You have experience with or deep knowledge of cryptography, globally distributed systems, blockchain or other related domains.
  • Demonstrable open source community curation and leadership experience.

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.

About Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs Logo

Protocol Labs makes internet protocols: IPFS, Filecoin, and more.

Company Size: 51 - 250 People
Year Founded: 2014
Country: United States

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