Head of Developer Ecosystem

  • RDX Works
  • Remote
  • Nov 23, 2021
Full time Business Strategy Information Technology Marketing Product

Job Description

What is the job?

We are looking for an ambitious Head of Developer Ecosystem who wants a new challenge in one of the most exciting growth industries in the world: DeFi (Decentralised Finance).

In the middle of November of this year a ground breaking new programming language for DeFi, Scrypto, was previewed to the world by RDX Works. Over 6,000 people tuned in to watch the live demonstrations.

Your role will be to strategise and execute a well funded and global multi-year plan to turn the RDX Works DeFi dev community from the small passionate tribe it is today, into something world beating. Scrypto is your secret weapon, the RDX Works community is your platform, rebuilding the global financial system the target market for the community you empower.

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‍We believe that Decentralized Finance is the biggest developer opportunity since the internet itself, but it is a revolution on pause largely due to the immaturity of current platforms and tools for developers.

Right now DeFi developers and entrepreneurs have a problem: everything is built on Solidity, a programming language that was never intended for decentralized finance. So while the DeFi industry has grown from $1Bn to over $270Bn under management in less than two years (yes, really), it has had $300M+ in hacks and smart contract exploits over the same period. And the pool of good Solidity developers is tiny due to the complexity of learning how to build even the simplest functionality safely.

The problem sits right at the heart of how DeFi is built today. At RDX Works, we thought that should change. RDX Works exists to be a developer-first platform. Everything we have done to date in building our technology has been informed by our long work in crypto, and talking with the leading decentralized finance developers and projects in the space.

Scrypto is built around an entirely new asset-oriented paradigm of development that finally gives DeFi developers what they need: making build, test, and iteration cycles short; massively reducing the complexity of safe management of digital assets; and helping get new developers from DeFi curious to DeFi competent quickly and effectively. Scrypto deeply leverages Rust, but adds new capabilities specifically for finance in a public decentralized network environment.

But technology alone isn’t enough. Central to RDX Works' success is building a groundswell movement of developer adoption that may start small, but is self-sustaining, organic, and exponential in growth. You will be responsible for building a community and ecosystem of developers that support, educate and help each other to succeed using RDX Works and Scrypto as the enabling technologies for their success – from a small existing core developer community to one of thousands and onward to millions.

Using your know-how in building and growing passionate global communities of developers, you will formulate a practical, concrete community-first strategy closely linked with our product and marketing strategies for 2022 and beyond. You will of course want to learn all there is to know about our developer tools, our platform roadmap, and our vision. You will get to know our existing developer community as well as today’s chaotic DeFi industry. Your job will be to take these technology tools and community foundations and build a team and a movement of builders by planning and driving the right combination of developer events both physical and virtual, social channels, technical support and documentation, and other programs of your devising.

This will not be easy - so much of the future of this industry is still unwritten - but this is your chance to help write an entirely new chapter around what is possible with community-driven financial applications and decentralized finance.

Listen to our CEO and CPO talking about Scrypto, DeFi, and the importance of developer community: https://youtu.be/Hn20w1gmpMw?t=340

What are we looking for? 

  • You have previously built a community of developers that has expanded to take on a life of its own - or you’ve been a front lines to witness the birth of a successful community and have learned the secrets of success
  • You thrive on finding and initiating new ways to seed and support new flashpoints of enthusiasm and community growth
  • You are a builder - you don’t want to just talk about tech, you write code because that’s the only way to understand first-hand the needs of developers
  • You are a communicator, able to convey to a developer audience why they should care about the tech in terms that resonate deeply with them
  • You believe in the power of open source development to create great things and serve as a hub for communities, and know how successful open source projects are run
  • You understand that while we must invest in our community, the goal is a self-sustaining movement fueled by personal enthusiasm, fun, and a belief in long-term opportunity - not just bounties, prizes, and dev funds

What skills do you need?

  • Proven experience in creating and running impactful community developer meetups, hackathons, workshops, and other events, physical and virtual
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and comfortable with community interaction on channels like Discord and Telegram
  • Practical development experience - either professional or open source contribution
  • Rust or smart contract programming experience a plus

Who are we? 

At RDX Works, we're a team of like-minded thinkers who have long been convinced that we're living in the earliest stages of a global financial revolution. This revolution is being fuelled by decentralized finance, which is enabling an assortment of pioneering developers and entrepreneurs to re-invent and improve almost every financial product that is currently traded and invested in traditional markets, without requiring central authorities or siloed infrastructure. DeFi has captured a great deal of attention and investment in the crypto-aware niche, growing assets under management from $1 billion to $121 billion in less than two years. Impressive as its growth has been, its current market size isn't even a rounding error on the over $300 trillion held in traditional finance. We're focused on what it will take to go from billions to trillions.

RDX Works went back to first principles to come up with the right technical solution—the first layer-one protocol built specifically for mainstream DeFi—and we have already tested out at over 1 million transactions per second. We're keenly aware that the need for an infinitely scalable platform is only one prerequisite among many for mass adoption, and we're also blazing new ground in the areas of purpose-built developer tools, user experiences, and regulatory integration.

We have forged a path deep into the future of what distributed ledger technology is going to look like and we need you to come and be part of the team that is making that happen right now.

In return for working with us, you get to work remotely on your own schedule (or the option to get a local co-working space if preferred), work at the cutting edge of new technology and benefit from an education budget to use to further develop your skills!

If this job sounds like it was made for you, then please apply directly here or email farrah@rdx.works for more information.