Chief Technology Officer, Interoperable DeFi Platform

  • Global CxO
  • Remote
  • Sep 07, 2021
Full time Blockchain Engineering Executive Information Technology

Job Description

Our client is a well-funded reputable startup working on next gen-focused blockchain technology infrastructure in DeFi. In early 2020, the group raised over $30 million in Series A from notable Asian institutions like UOB Venture Management, HashKey Capital, Signum Capital, Du Capital.

The project team is growing fast while innovating an interoperable infrastructure platform for DeFi financial apps and services focusing on both retail and institutional users. We will provide all the details including a detailed road map and the ecosystem partners in response to your application.

What will you be doing?

  • Technology — providing leadership and direction for the technical architecture and development road map within a blockchain environment, including the strategy around platforms, partnerships and external relationships to help the business adopt technologies that are likely to maximize benefit/cost ratio thinking across different time horizons.

  • Business — participating in short- and long-term business decisions reconciling competing needs within the business, providing stakeholders with relevant, intelligible recommendations and decisions. Building bridges and networking within the Blockchain community, including notable influencers in DeFi.

  • Leadership — driving the agile and flexible technology team of 30 (currently) with clarity on priorities, timelines, and approaches. Connecting and managing remote teams across different time zones in a responsive and efficient way. Developing the team’s structure and culture to elevate performance and reduce friction. Listen to and understand the challenges and concerns of both individuals and teams.


  • Work closely with the founders in a collaborative, small team environment to ensure that tech vision is aligned with the business and technical requirements are realized and met.

  • Build a high-performance team of blockchain developers, smart contract engineers, and support staff.

  • Design and set up the entire technology infrastructure starting from evaluating current architecture.

  • Create a plan to develop a seamless, scalable product.

  • Debug app glitches and build features for launch and beyond. Respond to user feedback and perform app iterations.

Who You Are?

You are currently working in a cutting-edge emerging technology startup and understand DeFi (both the landscape and Defi products) as a CTO. You have launched a successful blockchain product before. A Master’s Degree/research background would be a plus. You are bold and driven by:

  • Taking risks and thinking outside the current paradigm. We cannot be restricted by conventional approaches as a company, and the CTO has to be at the forefront of innovation.

  • Predicting likely outcomes - we don’t need an oracle, but it is crucial to have a sense of how potential choices are likely to play out in both the technology and DeFi.

  • Hitting the ground running and enjoy resolving new challenges and learning, balancing high-level needs against low-level circumstances to set priorities based on changing conditions.

  • Managing setbacks with grace and wisdom as software development is iterative and fraught with unforeseen problems.

  • You are solutions-oriented with an emphasis on quality technical delivery, making data-driven decisions.

  • Blockchain Architect and Development experience both in layer 1 and 2

  • Product Engineering and Application Development experience

  • Experience in leading transformational teams and executing global projects

  • Having a Master’s Degree or research background would be a plus

Tech Stack - you need to have experience in each of the bullet points to set the tasks and communicate to the dev team.

  • Ethereum and EVM-based blockchains, smart-contract development with Solidity, Web3.js / Ethers.js frameworks

  • JavaScript/TypeScript, React, Angular, Node.js, Golang

  • MySQL, database management

  • AWS, DevOps, architecture management and security

  • Docker and other containerization experience