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Backend / API Engineer

At Textile, we’re looking for passion, integrity, and an experimental mindset.




At Textile, we’re looking for passion, integrity, and an experimental mindset. We welcome rigorous thinkers who can move quickly, learn continuously, and thrive in a supportive, engaging, and diverse workplace—join us.

Textile's mission is to increase data ownership of users on the internet. We believe that decentralized data infrastructure is a critical technology to get there. We are a small, fully remote team aligned in our vision to experimentally change the relationship between technology and data. You can learn more about our products and services through our documentation and our GitHub organization. We are a fully open source company.

Textile's infrastructure is written primarily in Golang and sits at the heart of Textile's products and gRPC services. It is built on top of protocols like Libp2pIPFS, and Filecoin and is deployed to Google Kubernetes Engine. Your role will interact with layers throughout the stack and own responsibilities from research and development to implementation and production monitoring.

You will:

  • Become a deep technical expert across Libp2pIPFS, and Filecoin.

  • Research, contribute to the product vision and help define the roadmap of multiple products.

  • Build and maintain features on the Textile Hub. Implement new APIs. Optimize existing APIs.

  • Build new services and systems to integrate with blockchain networks.

  • Build new features to integrate with the Filecoin network.

  • Build and help evolve Powergatego-threads, and go-buckets.

You also likely:

  • Have 5+ years of production-level Golang experience.

  • Have some interest in TypeScript, Rust, or Solidity.

  • Are an excellent communicator and writer.

  • Are incredibly curious, professional, personable, and self-directed.

  • Have track-record of influencing and making critical decisions.

  • Have open-source project experience.

  • Are interested in Filecoin or related technologies.

  • Have attention to detail with a passion for software architecture and design.

  • Have a location in a timezone between GMT -3 to GMT -7 (South or North America)


  • Contribute to technology at the forefront of the web.

  • Work with a company on a mission to have a positive impact.

  • Work on a fully remote team.

  • Work on a small, passionate team.

  • An entrepreneurial opportunity where you can have oversized impacts.

  • Opportunity to drive innovation and strategy.

  • Your work will be open source.


Textile is a fully remote company spanning GMT -3 to GMT -7 (North America & South America). While being small, we've found that it is helpful to have a high level of overlap as a team.

Learn more about us at https://textile.iohttps://docs.textile.io, and see some of our output on @textileio.

About this role

February 6th, 2022

July 16th, 2021

Full Time

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About Textile

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Textile is known for building simple yet powerful developer tools that extend three families of protocols: Libp2p, IPFS, and Filecoin. You can learn more about our tools by reviewing our documentation and checking out some of our GitHub organization. We are a fully open source company with a strong focus on community.

Textile provides a set of tools and trustless infrastructure for building apps that harness decentralized protocols and return ownership of data to users.

Scalable IPFS

Our APIs and libraries give developers tools to build better data storage and networking across mobile, web, and backend applications.

Familiar APIs

Our libraries are easy to try and quick to learn. If you're familiar with S3 or MongoDB, you already understand Buckets and Threads.

Web hosting

Textile Buckets help you and your team publish dynamic or static content in seconds with DNS integration, CI support, and more.

Tech stack

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