May 04, 2023

ICF Ecosystem Lead

  • Interchain Foundation
  • Germany
Full time Marketing

Job description

Interchain is a young, ambitious, and values-led team working on the core blockchain technology of the Cosmos ecosystem - the Inter-blockchain Communication Protocol, IBC. We’re headquartered in Berlin, Germany, but some of our team members are located elsewhere in Europe. We keep in touch through Github, Slack, Discord, Telegram and Zoom, and meet in person periodically. All in all, the software we develop secures billions of dollars in value across many different systems, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We strive to build world-class software while having plenty of laughs along the way.

About the Role:

Weʼre looking for a driven individual who is optimistic about the future and with a vision for the role the Interchain Foundation should play in a growing and diverse community. Youʼll work closely with the ICF team to develop and execute strategies to support the growth and sustainability of the interchain ecosystem and the ICFʼs many partners. Youʼll focus on community engagement, communication, ecosystem development, governance, developer health, validator set decentralization, and more.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Board of Management (BoM) to define how the Foundationʼs funding will help develop and drive community engagement, user adoption, and growth of the ecosystem. This includes managing programs to ensure ecosystem contributors are positively incentivized and delighted by their relations with the ICF.
  • Identify and analyze emerging trends and opportunities in the industry to inform team development and ICF funding strategy.
  • Oversee external communications on behalf of the foundation and represent the ICF in the media and at industry events and conferences.
  • Foster positive relationships with core development teams and other stakeholders to create a thriving ecosystem.
  • Identify and analyze emerging trends and opportunities in the industry to inform ecosystem development strategies.
  • Oversee the event and conference strategy to drive engagement within the ecosystem.


  • 5+ years of experience in community building, ecosystem development, or related roles.
  • Strong understanding of the Cosmos ecosystem, with a track record of successful ecosystem development.
  • Experience in partnership development and management, with a proven ability to create and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex projects and initiatives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and capitalize on emerging trends and opportunities.

Not sure if you're a fit? Please feel free to apply anyways, and we'll take it from there.

Interchain believes that great people come from a broad range of backgrounds, and that the diversity of our team is one of our strengths. Discriminatory behavior has no place at Interchain—we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. We are committed to fighting bias in our workplace and our communities.