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Decentralized Web3 Storage Co-Founder

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PL Job Board

Software Engineering · Full-time
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

About Us

DW3S builds on the expertise of and Filecoin Saturn to provide hot, fast object storage for web3 builders and networks using Filecoin for verifiable storage. We are a ~15 person startup actively incubated inside Protocol Labs Venture Studio (PLVS), dedicated to revolutionizing decentralized web3 data storage and aggregation. Together, we're on a mission to harness the power of blockchain technology to create a more secure, efficient, and decentralized internet infrastructure. Our focus lies in leveraging technologies like IPFS and Filecoin to provide lightning-fast storage solutions while maintaining the principles of decentralization and data privacy.


We are seeking a co-founder and technical leader who is deeply passionate about decentralized systems, blockchain technology, and building groundbreaking products from the ground up. As a technical founder, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our company, leading our engineering team, and positioning W3S as a breakthrough in the realm of decentralized data storage and aggregation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical Leadership: Drive the development of our decentralized storage and aggregation platform, working closely with the technical team to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality, scalable solutions.
  • Product Development: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define product requirements, develop a roadmap, and prioritize features that align with our business goals and market needs.
  • Blockchain Architecture: Utilize your deep understanding of blockchain technology, particularly IPFS and Filecoin, to architect and implement efficient storage solutions using layer 2 blockchain scaling technology.
  • Company Building: Lead and grow our technical team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. Drive fundraising efforts, present on behalf of the business, and cultivate relationships with investors and stakeholders.
  • Distributed Systems Design: Design and implement robust distributed systems architecture that can handle large-scale data storage and aggregation, ensuring resilience, security, and performance.
  • Customer Adoption & Growth: Work closely with the business development and marketing teams to drive customer adoption, gather feedback, and iterate on our product to ensure market fit and accelerate company growth.


  • Extensive experience in distributed storage technology, blockchain, and decentralized systems.
  • Proven track record of building businesses and leading technical teams from the ground up.
  • Deep technical expertise in IPFS, Filecoin, IPLD and other related technologies.
  • Strong understanding of layer 2 blockchain scaling technology and efficient aggregation and caching strategies.
  • Experience designing blockchain protocols and distributed systems architecture.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for driving innovation and solving complex technical challenges.
  • Experience planning, coordinating, and executing effective go-to-market strategies to drive the successful launch and growth of DW3S.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a startup environment or early-stage company.
  • Familiarity with fundraising, investor relations, business development, and ecosystem collaboration.
  • Demonstrated success in driving customer adoption and scaling technology products.

Join us in shaping the future of decentralized web3 data storage and aggregation. If you're ready to take on a leadership role in a dynamic startup environment and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you!

About PLVS

PL VS supports new businesses (generally separate companies with their own founding teams and investors) that are building on technologies and projects in the Protocol Labs network. PL VS brings together new technologies, high value use cases, exceptional founding teams, market research, product design, customer validation, capital, marketing, and a lot of hard work.

PL VS supports a range of opportunities building on Filecoin’s functionality as a blockchain and decentralized storage network. These include projects in Blockchain Scalability, Cloud Data Storage, Data Availability Networks (DANs), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), and Compute over Data networks (CoD). Each of these projects are enhancing the core performance and capabilities of the Filecoin network, enabling new kinds of applications, and bringing more use cases and users.

PL Job Board is an equal opportunity employer.

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