The Internet Computer is the fastest and only infinitely scalable general-purpose blockchain — incubated and launched by the DFINITY Foundation in May 2021. A team of over 200 world-renowned cryptographers, distributed systems engineers, and programming language experts have taken on the massive technological challenge of building, maintaining, and continuously improving a ‘world computer’ powerful enough to host Web3 dApps, DeFi, games, NFTs, social media, and metaverse projects. DFINITY was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur and crypto theoretician, Dominic Williams, and attracted interest and financial contributions from early members of the Ethereum community. Later, top-tier institutions such as Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, and SV Angel backed the Internet Computer in a collective effort to help build out Web3. Are you passionate about leading and growing a team of top-notch software engineers who build the governance system of the world’s most advanced blockchain network? In this director position, you will lead multiple teams who engineer the Network Nervous System (NNS), the DAO governing the Internet Computer (IC) Service nervous systems (SNSs), a set of building blocks that allow developers to tokenize and decentralize the control of their applications Exchange integrations that enable the trading of tokens on centralized trading platforms You will collaborate with a motivated team that works on some of the most sophisticated, secure, and efficient distributed messaging protocols ever to be deployed. We are a vibrant startup that has grown to 200+ employees with offices in the Bay Area and Zurich. Responsibilities: Strategy and roadmap: develop and execute a roadmap that addresses requests out of the community and pushes us towards our vision of Blockchain Singularity where everything is running as a smart contract. The roadmap is defined in collaboration with world-class researchers in the fields of cryptography, distributed systems, and economics. Team building and recruiting: you will be leading strong engineering managers with years of experience. Coach them to achieve their full potential with their teams and to collaborate seamlessly. Participate in the recruitment process to grow your teams. Delivery: Agree on timelines and commitments of your teams based on your solid technical understanding. Track progress, adjust to changing priorities and help to resolve ambiguities. Engineering excellence: As the NNS and SNS are critical infrastructures for decentralized decision-making and managing assets worth billions of dollars, the quality of the code must be impeccable. Work with the team to improve our standards and automation to relentlessly increase software quality. Requirements: 8+ years of management experience and have led a team of teams. Strong communicator Shipped large-scale distributed systems with thousands of customers/users Preferably also responsible for production issues Monitored the system and was responsible for troubleshooting Ideally, a solid understanding of economics and working on decentralized governance before Quality mindset: track record in building Strong interest in web3 and crypto, preferably familiar with other blockchain networks and their DAOs. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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