Blockchain Protocol Engineer

at Austin Werner Ltd

San Francisco, United States
327 d. ago
About the Job

About Together Computer

  • At Together Computer, we are creating an open-source decentralized cloud platform for large foundation models, a general form of AI that will have an outsized impact on industry and society.
  • We’ve built one of the largest decentralized clouds for AI research that is currently in use and hosts many open models including Bloom, OPT, T0pp, GPT-J & Stable Diffusion. One focus of our research program is to develop open, unencumbered alternatives to closed AI and develop deeper understanding of how these models perform.
  • We are building a decentralized supercomputer by connecting global clouds, mining infrastructure, gaming desktops and laptops, that will be coordinated through a blockchain.
  • As part of the Together.xyz team, you will be a core member of the group that designs and delivers this platform and in the process creates equitable access to AI and computing.
  • Together is founded by two Stanford AI professors, who run the largest academic lab on foundation models, an ETH professor who runs a decentralized AI lab, and a two-time successful entrepreneur and Apple’s AI/ML executive. Our advisors include several world-renowned experts in AI and decentralization technology.
  • We all have deep experience in building big products used by billions of people daily and are backed by top silicon valley investors.


  • Experience building cryptographic and cryptoeconomic protocols.
  • Experience with peer-to-peer network topologies or applications.
  • Deep experience with Solidity or another smart contract language.
  • Expert level programmer in Go & Python.
  • Proficiency programming with open-source libraries and blockchain APIs.
  • Experience programming with Solidity or WASM.
  • Ability to write, well-tested, critical, production-quality code.
  • 5+ years of experience.


  • Design and develop the smart contracts that operate the decentralized Together computer.
  • Write specs of modules and milestones for the protocol.
  • Develop compute orchestration, market clearing, clustering and other sub-protocols.
  • Analyze and implement cryptoeconomic mechanisms.
  • Write documentation for the protocol.


We offer competitive compensation, startup equity, health insurance and other benefits, as well as a high degree of flexibility in terms of remote work.

Equal Opportunity

Together.xyz is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more.