Jan 18, 2023

Chief Technology Officer

  • Skip Protocol
  • NYC, NY, USA
Full time Engineering Executive Management Strategy-Planning

Job description


  • Partner closely with the technical founders to build, lead, and manage the engineering team at Skip
  • Contribute to high-level technical, strategic, product, and go-to-market decisions with the rest of the core team
  • Establish software engineering best practices to balance the need to ship products at a high velocity, while building maintainable codebases and limiting technical debt
  • Design and implement scalable, high-availability, and secure infrastructure for Skip and its products
  • Become a leading voice in the space of MEV and interchain communication by publishing thought leadership, co-authoring research papers, and fostering partnerships with others in the space
  • Foster a fun, inviting, energetic, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating environment within the engineering org



  • 3+ years of software engineering experience (especially using Go, Rust, and Protobuf)
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, build, and lead teams of engineers to ship critical infrastructure and products at a fast pace
  • Access to a network of strong engineering candidates from previous work experiences
  • Experience architecting robust infrastructure to meet strict availability, latency, load tolerance, and security requirements using common technologies (e.g. Linux, Kafka, Go/C++/Scala, Docker, K8S)
  • Desire to build iteratively and ship as quickly as possible


  • Experience with Tendermint/Cosmos SDK
  • Experience building blockchain products, especially defi protocols, blockchains, and trading bots
  • Academic background in cryptography, network security, or distributed system design
  • Interest/passion for cryptocurrency or blockchain technology
  • Experience operating PoS validator

Who we are: 

Skip is building sovereign MEV products for Tendermint blockchains (the Cosmos ecosystem, Celestia, BSC, Polygon, Polkadot) to advance the security and financial sustainability of crypto markets. We’re dedicated to building tools and infrastructure to create healthy and expressive blockspace markets
We’re a seed-stage company based in NYC, and we’re looking to build out our core team.
We’d like the core team and senior talent to work together in person in NYC to build a collaborative and supportive culture. But we’re open to hiring best-in-class remote talent anywhere in the world.
Core team member responsibilities
Work to solve hard technical problems at the cutting edge of blockchain research alongside the founders
Be empowered to make bold technical and strategic decisions
Play a critical role in determining the people we hire, our culture, our engineering practices, and the products we ship.
How we work
We value ambition, work ethic, and slope over prestige, accomplishments, and y-intercept
We value thoughtful and contentious dialogue over siloed and unilateral decision-making
We value acknowledging uncertainty/weakness and seeking support over unabated confidence and solo performances
We’re obsessive about documenting everything, learning, and shipping as fast as possible
🏋️ Fitness stipend
✈️ 18 days of paid leave
🧑‍⚕️ Premium health insurance
🏦 Competitive regional compensation and above-market equity ownership
📁 Office space, and accommodations for remote work
We’re open to arranging paid work trials with potential hires because we think interviews give a very limited view of candidates and the company.