Protocol Labs

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

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About the role

About Protocol Labs: 

Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. The People Team at Protocol Labs powers our work. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates and community members. We are a fully distributed company. Our team of more than 100 members works remotely and in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (crypto, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open source, distributed work).

About the People Team: 

The People Team ensures that Protocol Labs remains aligned, empowered  and productive. Our team’s mission is to advance PL and empower our people by designing and leading innovative programs that enable Labbers to do their best work. Our small, but mighty team is responsible for ensuring that PL remains a well oiled machine by tackling exciting challenges on a daily basis. Joining our small team means you have an opportunity for BIG impact. We value efficient execution, effective communication, and meticulous attention to detail. Our people team has a rare opportunity to support the PL Organization during a time of monumental change. This change will require us to break boundaries and create more innovative and cutting edge solutions. Sounds interesting? Let’s chat! 

What you will do:

  • Manage and execute day to day processes including but not limited to onboarding, offboarding, HRIS management, contract/employment, internal transfers and more 
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, escalating complex and/or sensitive matters
  • Review/audit programs, processes and data, identify opportunities to drive efficiencies, enhance the employee experience, and implement solutions while understanding downstream impact
  • Gather and analyze data from People Ops metrics and manage necessary action 
  • Support managers with employee relations, systems implementation, performance management, People Ops policies and other related topics
  • Liaise with PEO partners, counsel, finance teams, and immigration vendors to monitor and support compliance with labor regulations
  • Work with the people team and PEO partners to administer health and wellness benefits, company perks and maintain employee enrollment data

You'll be a great addition to the team if you have:

  • 2+ years of People Operations/HR experience, preferably in the tech industry or at a startup
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy with your own work and the work of others
  • Strong understanding of HRIS solutions
  • Excellent Google suite skills, particularly Gsheets
  • Excellent communication skills; the ability to translate data for different audiences
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environments
  • The ability to build and maintain successful relationships with all levels of the organization by achieving credibility and influencing key decisions 
  • Demonstrated discretion and sound judgment handling sensitive and confidential data
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to execute on projects independently and resourcefully

Bonus points:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Experience in remote and distributed companies
  • Experience supporting PEO/EOR implementations 
  • Strong interest in cryptocurrencies, OSS and decentralized work
  • Familiarity with Namely, Lever, Lattice, Culture Amp, Gitbook, and Gusto

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.

Why you should join Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs is an open-source R&D lab. We build protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet. Our products serve thousands of organizations and millions of people.

Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, Sourcecred, and many more. Today, we are focused on the Web3 space. Our projects center on distributed systems, cryptocurrencies, cryptography, and game theory. Long term, we hope to establish a lab capable of repeatable innovation, and we aspire to R&D breakthroughs that make human existence orders of magnitude better.

We are a fully distributed company. We have over 100 team members, we work with thousands more in open source, and we collaborate with 100+ organizations.

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Protocol Labs
Team Size:130
Location:Palo Alto
Juan Benet
Juan Benet
CEO, Engineer