Head of Blockchain

United States, Remote /
Engineering – Blockchain /
At cLabs, our mission is to create financial building blocks that empower everyone in the world to save, spend, and innovate with money. cLabs is a technical powerhouse and product incubator dedicated to the Celo ecosystem. 

Celo is a layer one blockchain that aims to remove the barriers for large-scale adoption of cryptocurrencies as means-of-payment. Using a novel address-based encryption algorithm, the Celo protocol makes sending money as easy as sending a text. Additionally, Celo uses stable-value tokens pegged to fiat currencies, like the US Dollar, to minimize volatility. Celo is an open protocol enabling many to participate in the system, even with a budget Android smartphone.

As the Head of Blockchain at cLabs you will be responsible for leading the Blockchain Engineering Team and the efforts on our blockchain client development. This role will work closely with our Blockchain Product Manager and the engineering team to define the strategy and roadmap for the celo blockchain client. Additionally this role will also lead our blockchain design efforts and the implementation of them.

You Will:

    • Provide leadership to the Blockchain Engineering Team
    • Use expertises in a high level of autonomy to help build and define Strategy and Roadmap for Blockchain Client in Celo (alongside product)
    • Facilitate technical design discussions, remove blockers and align stakeholders
    • Supervise and Contribute to the Blockchain Client Design and Research
    • Individually contribute to codebase when time permits

You Have:

    • Engineering Leadership Experience 
    • Ability to be both a highly technical, hands-on coder and an effective people manager
    • Experience developing a strategy and roadmap for your teams
    • 4+ years of experience with Distributed Systems and/or Blockchain Layer 1 Experience 
    • Experience with or deep knowledge of cryptography, globally distributed systems, blockchain or other related domains
    • Autonomy & ability to design complex systems

cLabs ("Celo Labs") started Celo in 2017 and is one of many contributors to the open source project Celo. cLabs builds financial technology to enable prosperity of all beings.

cLabs is a Teal organization, a method of decentralized management and organizational governance. Roles are defined around the work, not people, and there is a high degree of autonomy. As such, we're all proud to hold the job title of "Partner." For more information on our culture, we encourage you to check out our blog at https://medium.com/celohq/the-future-is-teal-cc264a5d51d3.

To build technology and products that are used and loved by people and solve real-world problems, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)celo.org. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.