Startup Operator and Business Lead, Lurk Labs

at Protocol Labs

307 d. ago
About the Job

About Lurk Lab Lurk Lab is an entity within Protocol Labs that is building Lurk (, a Turing-complete programming language for recursive SNARKs. Lurk implements a minimal Lisp whose program executions can be proven in zero-knowledge, yielding succinct proofs which are concretely small and fast to verify. Lurk uses a Rust implementation ( for expression evaluation, proving, and verification, with Nova ( as its proving backend. Because Lurk is Turing-complete, it can be used to make and prove arbitrary computational claims (within resource limits). As Startup Operator for Lurk Lab, you will oversee the day-to-day and long term business operations in coordination with the head of Lurk Lab and the Technical Program Manager. This includes developing a long-term business model to guide our growth trajectory, and evangelizing Lurk in the web3 space. The right candidate for this position will: * Have experience working with highly technical staff, defining strategic priorities and building an organizational structure to achieve those outcomes. * Not be wedded to strict project management or business development philosophies, but should have a “do what works” mentality. * Be familiar with the web3 space, including the various economic models that are plausible within it. * Be able and willing to wear many hats, getting “in the mud” of organizational needs when necessary. * Huge bonus points for candidates who have experience establishing and growing young startups, particularly driving strategic business decisions and guiding day-to-day and big picture operations. * Have experience making strategic hires at early-stage companies. While the right candidate need not be technically trained, they should grow to both understand Lurk at a high-level and be able to faithfully communicate its key features.