Chief of Staff

Job at Status



Full time

About Status

Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3.

With the high level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute.

As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community.

As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).

As a team, Status has been completely distributed since inception. Our team is currently 200+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members from all walks of life, scattered all around the globe.

We care deeply about open source, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization's priorities.

The role:

Our organisation has expanded significantly over the past few years, and we are looking to add an experienced Chief of Staff to our leadership team. This is a high level role to support the Co-Founders drive execution amongst the organsation and ensure that our Co-Founders can focus on the high-level strategy, communications and vision.

As Chief of Staff you will be the right hand person to the Co-founders in supporting operational strategy and execution across each of our projects (Status, Logos, Nomos, Codex, Waku, Nimbus, Keycard). This is not a traditional Chief of Staff role. You’re a competent, experienced senior leader with exceptional EQ ; comfortable dealing with ambiguity and have a reputation for being a “fixer”. The ideal candidate comes with the ability to tackle all day to day operational tasks including the complexities of cross functional relationships and conflict resolution.


  • Managerial responsibility and oversight - serving as the single point of contact to the CEO/Co-founder
  • Handling day to day operations
  • Mediator of any conflict between teams, facilitating productive communication & resolution
  • Handle any administrative issues/tasks (internal system approvals, budgets, etc)

Skill Set:

  • Aligned to our principles ( and ideology (
  • Embedded in Web3 / Blockchain ecosystem
  • Highly competent in running an organization
  • Demonstrated, high emotional EQ & diplomacy
  • Deep experience in leadership (preferably of remote, technical teams)
  • Experienced leader of leaders - able to help upskill Program leads
  • Able to build trust / rapport quickly
  • Able to focus on big picture strategy, but also to zoom into intricate detail

Bonus points:

  • Founder / Start-up experience
  • Experience working for an open source organization
  • Experience working for a politically aligned organization
  • Highly technical / background in Software Engineering

[Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role. Just explain to us why in your cover letter].


The expected compensation range for this role is negotiable, dependent on how we assess your skills and experience throughout our interview process. We are happy to pay in any mix of fiat/crypto.

Hiring process:

The hiring process for this role will be:

  • Interview with Pepper from our Talent team
  • A series of interviews with senior members of our organisation.

The steps may change along the way if we see it makes sense to adapt the interview stages, so please consider the above as a guideline.

Get to know us:

We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure does away with a strict hierarchy and fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organisation's priorities.

  • We are Remote and Decentralized.
  • We are 200+ employees spread across 30+ different countries

Company: Status

Skills: executive recruiter non tech remote blockchain

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