We are tech optimists and we’re constantly creating
The internet is humanity’s superpower. We’re making it more dependable, equitable, and secure. And we’re steering it toward a decentralized model.View Open Roles
What We’re Solving
Power is too centralized on the internet
Our work focuses on issues like internet freedoms, permissionless systems, data security & sovereignty, fault tolerance, and censorship. We focus on problems that can be solved by improving internet infrastructure and the web application platform.
Location addressing is brittle and holds our data hostage in silos
Data is the new oil. Data silos and monopolies hold our data hostage. Content addressing is a way to break the hyper-centralization of the web, to set our data free and make the internet and its apps much more resilient.
Today’s internet is ephemeral, but the future is forever
Fault tolerance, scalability, and data control are just a few of the methods we’re exploring to preserve the internet’s past and ensure its future.
Accelerating the pipeline between ideation and implementation
It is difficult, expensive, and time intensive to move new technologies through research, development, productionizing, and application development. It is crucial to accelerate the process, and share freely all intermediate outputs with the world.
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If you’re passionate about the future of computing and a more democratized internet, we want to talk to you.View Open Roles
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The internet exists today thanks in large part to open-source culture, and all our work remains dedicated to it.Contribute
Partners & Investors
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Life at Protocol Labs
We are open source to the core
Open-source technology is at the core of all our projects and at the center of our philosophy.
We are a global, remote workforce
Protocol Labs is a distributed company with no central office, working from home all over the world.
We champion autonomy
We empower people to lead and take ownership of interesting, challenging problems.
We welcome diverse ways of thinking
This is a team of talented, curious people of diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives.
We are a startup lab
We mix fast-paced, growth-oriented startup culture, with deeply analytical, data driven research thinking.
We offer competitive compensation
We offer industry-leading benefits and compensation determined by San Francisco Bay Area standards.
Careers at Protocol Labs
Most of us join Protocol Labs for the mission, for the projects, and for the people. PL promises a new adventure you’ll never forget, challenging work doing things that matter, and great relationships that may last you a lifetime. Wherever you are, come invent the future with us.View Open Roles