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Head of Protocol Engineering

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ChainSafe is a leading blockchain research and development firm specializing in infrastructure solutions for the decentralized web. Alongside our public goods work within significant ecosystems such as Ethereum, Polkadot, Filecoin, and more, ChainSafe creates solutions for developers across the web3 space utilizing our expertise in gamingbridging and decentralized storage. As part of the mission to build innovative products for users and better tooling for developers, ChainSafe embodies an open-source and community-oriented ethos.

At ChainSafe, you’ll be part of a global remote team that believes in the community’s vital importance and contributes to advancing humanity with open-source and decentralized technology. To learn more about ChainSafe, visit our website or check out our work on GitHub.

Here’s what you need to know before reading on:

Who we need

A senior engineering manager with strong technical knowledge of blockchain protocols and a passion for Web3 ecosystems, who will be driving our protocol program’s overall management and prosperity.


  • Manage and lead protocol teams, including mentoring, hiring and building best practices
    • Currently 3 protocol teams with 20+ engineers
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance on architecture and development methodologies
  • Drive the quarterly goals and strategic planning, ensuring alignment with business objectives
  • Encourage a healthy work environment where everyone feels respected, empowered and has sufficient time to enjoy life
  • Stakeholder communication and management, including sharing progress and insights, managing expectations and timelines
  • Establish and maintain trusted relationships with clients, partners and community across the ecosystems
  • Proactively researching the market and industry, sharing relevant insights with the teams and evaluating other opportunities for the protocol program


  • At least 5 years of experience in software development, with a proven track of team management capabilities
  • At least 2 years experience in web3 and a deep technical understanding of web3 technologies and at least one ecosystem (e.g. Ethereum, Polkadot…)
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • People manager with a servant leader mindset
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity through cross-functional collaboration and strategic decision-making
  • Intermediate proficiency in Go, Rust, or TypeScript

Bonus points

  • Experience working with open-source software
  • Prior experience managing remote teams

Hiring Steps

  • Selected candidates will be invited to a 30-minute screening call with one of our tech recruiters.
  • Next, candidates will be invited to a 60-minute alignment interview.
  • Then, candidates will be invited to a 60-minute technical interview.

We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t fit all the requirements. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

Why Join ChainSafe

Founded by developers for developers, ChainSafe continues to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, values autonomy and responsibility, has a results-driven environment, and offers flexible work hours.

We care deeply about our values and look for these attributes in every new team member. In addition, we recognize the benefits of cultivating a diverse team and aspire to embed respect for all people into our culture. We encourage women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, and members of any other underrepresented groups to apply.

How to Apply

Please fill out the Greenhouse application form and ensure that you attach your resume and link your Github/Gitlab profile or any software project you have contributed to (if applicable).

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