ConsensusLab Lead

Website Protocol Labs

Makes the internet more dependable


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.  You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism enable you to craft creative solutions working around evolving needs.
What will the ConsensusLab do
The goal of ConsensusLab will be to focus on long-term research problems facing Filecoin and other Protocol Labs projects related to secure, scalable consensus mechanisms.


    • Coordinate with teammates across the research and project teams to drive progress against the goals we want ConsensusLab to accomplish, driving consensus research to support multiple autonomous projects within the company
    • Track and coordinate the known problems that must be solved to hit those goals, the proposed solutions to those problems, the interactions and constraints that proposed solutions have on each other, and the effects design requirements have on proposed solutions.
    • Assemble a team of researchers to drive progress against these problems.


    • Strong organizational and project management skills
    • A familiarity with consensus research, in which you explored security or scalability of a system with byzantine or rational actors
    • A love of supporting others in their efforts to learn and push the boundaries of human knowledge

Bonus points…

    • You’ve applied game theory, mechanism design, or agent-based modeling to fault tolerant system
    • You’ve previously managed a team of researchers working on novel consensus algorithms


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.

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