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Head of Engineering/Engineering Manager


About us:

At Umee, we are building the next generation of defi products. As a cross chain defi hub, we are creating the base layer primitives upon which the future of defi will be built upon. By implementing DeFi tools on Ethereum, Cosmos, and other base layer and layer 2 infrastructures, we intend to drive mass adoption of blockchain protocols. We’re passionate, self-driven, industry leaders who wish to bring a new perspective to how DeFi will revolutionize the future of fintech. We believe that the technology we are building will change the way humans interact with open finance ecosystems, and we are passionate about open sourcing the broader capital markets and creating more financial inclusion. Join our team as we further our mission of bringing defi to you and me.

How we work:

We are a remote first organization with members across North America, Europe, and Asia. We leverage agile methodologies to move quickly and stay focused. Communication is important to us and we rely heavily on Discord, Zoom, Google Meets and GitHub to help us stay in sync. All the technology we build is open source. This is a full-time remote position and you’re free to work from anywhere.

About the position:

Umee is seeking a talented and motivated Head of Engineering/Engineering Manager who is a multi-faceted individual capable of wearing many hats. The right candidate has 5+ years in the blockchain space, and is proficient in software development as well as having strong technical skills in assessing the blockchain industry as a whole.

This role will focus on managing an engineering team and candidates would benefit strongly from having a deep fundamental software development knowledge base.

We’re looking for a passionate and well-rounded individual who fundamentally understands the philosophy of decentralized networks and has great technical and communications skills. Your work will be hugely impactful, as you will be working within a team that acts as the driver for innovation in the cross chain defi space.

What you will be doing:

  • Managing a software development team that will be integrating several multichain components into a defi protocol
  • Overseeing software engineering on all fronts in the Umee protocol
  • Conducting technical due diligence and understanding dynamics/tradeoffs between different blockchain protocols
  • Work closely with the leadership team on the product direction
  • Leading technical infrastructure and development of the Umee protocol

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Strong engineering fundamentals
  • 5+ years of Golang, Rust, Javascript, C++ or Java on the server side
  • Work with NodeJS is required - heavy experience is a preferred
  • Strong experience with software delivery and taking a set of requirements towards full implementation with minimal guidance
  • Ability to multitask between several ongoing, big projects
  • Experience with RESTful programming conventions
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL
  • Depth of knowledge and implementation experience

Nice to have:

  • Passion about what decentralization technology can offer to humanity
  • Insatiable curiosity of the industry; self-motivated to pursue researching every new idea that floats across the industry
  • Ability to explain abstract technical concepts in an easy to understand manner
  • Any API interaction
  • Experience with Front End (React, Angular); javascript
  • Containers and orchestration; Docker, Gitlab CI, Kubernetes
  • CI/CD environments

What we offer:

We offer a flexible work schedule, in addition to the following for full-time employees: at least 4 weeks of paid vacation and competitive salary and benefits package, including equity/token allocation.


To apply, please email [email protected] and include a resume with a link to your github account.

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