Protocol Labs is hiring Web3 Chief Architect

Chief Architect


Minimum 1 Year

Employee type

Full Time



Offer Salary

$50k - $300k

Desired Qualifications

Believing in the value of decentralized storage networks and having a deep understanding of storage technologies would be the starting point.

  • They love Filecoin or they think they might!
  • Our next Chief Architect should enjoy doing things that haven’t been done before.
  • Making great decisions and being productive should come naturally to our next Chief Architect.
  • Someone who is not afraid of inventing when necessary. Filecoin launched because a couple of ICs solved problems that no one thought could be solved. That same ability should be represented in our Chief Architect.
  • C-level experience is not required but knowing how to communicate at that level is very useful.
  • Experience with at least 3 companies. Our future Chief Architect should have been leading technical decisions at those companies that had impact on the markets, the technical personnel, and stakeholders of the technology.
  • A large network and engineering toolbelt for solving large problems in this domain. This person should have more solutions than questions.
  • This person should have evaluated many large technical solutions and achieved significant successes in the deployment of those solutions.
  • Someone who has worked on technology that has had high stakes who can understand how difficult the situation is for Storage Providers today.
  • Very comfortable when doing due diligence, audits, and evaluations of anything technical.

Duties & Responsibilities

Outercore needs a leader who can direct the creation of formalized solutions to business problems and opportunities. This is very useful for those who wish to use Filecoin, IPFS, and other associated technologies in production.

Here are some high level topics the Outercore Chief Architect will immediately be involved in.

  • Storage provider tooling currently serves the most important cohort of users for the Filecoin Network. Without healthy and happy storage providers the network will not function.
  • Outercore has invested in a ton of companies that need guidance on how to use Filecoin, many of them are finding difficulty in using our stack.
  • Teams responsible for the development of our storage stack need to know what the most important things are to work on. They also need to know what is actually possible from a technical perspective so they don’t waste cycles pursuing impossible tasks.
  • Supporting teams in the Protocol Labs Network would benefit from an omnipresent leader who can help everyone understand the best way to assist technical teams.
  • Everyone should know who they need to talk to for issues related to the development of the Filecoin Network.

What are the responsibilities of our new Chief Architect?

The Outercore Chief Architect will represent Outercore’s end of the bargain for helping Filecoin achieve its highest potential in the world. They should be amongst the most convicted to achieve this vision.

  • Become a leader for the development and deployments of IPFS & Filecoin technology, products like Estuary, and new technologies within our ecosystem.
  • Rise to appropriate challenges both strategically and tactically as they come up. Developing a decentralized storage network of this size has never been done before and unpredictable things will happen.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of Filecoin economics and how to develop economics with an ever changing global economy.
  • Help steer the organization towards improved market penetration and assist in the adoption of new tools.
  • Monitor social and technology trends and get ahead of the market while pushing IPFS & Filecoin on top of the market.
  • Identify opportunities and risks for Outercore.
  • Participate in management decisions.
  • Participate in staffing decisions.
  • Monitor budget and forecast costs.
  • Support technical recruitment, retention, acquisition, and capital allocation efforts of Outercore.
  • Be an outstanding communicator of the technology strategy we have to partners, management, investors and employees.
  • Research, outline, and direct the most effective solutions for our technology.
  • Architect new technologies for the companies that Outercore has invested in.
  • Handle government, FINRA, SEC, and state technology, security and privacy related audits.
  • Acquisitions and technology integrations. Be responsible for the due diligence, evaluation and reporting.
  • Develop technical business plans.


TLDR, what is the overview?

  • Set technical vision and strategy
  • Grow a killer engineering team
  • Develop an organization and people
  • Drive and ship great software
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

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