Chief Technology Officer



Software Engineering · Full-time
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Vold is making an impact in the Solana blockchain ecosystem, dedicated to creating a positive social impact by rewarding individuals for real-world actions, through innovative blockchain solutions. Our mission is to make blockchain accessible to non-crypto natives with a focus on user-friendly UI/UX, while integrating SocialFi elements to enhance community engagement and rewards.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and visionary Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead our technology strategy and development efforts. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in blockchain technology, particularly with Solana, and a passion for social impact. This role involves overseeing all technical aspects of the company, including strategic planning, development, and implementation of innovative blockchain solutions that onboard non-crypto natives and drive social good. Additionally, the CTO will spearhead the development of a self-custodial decentralized AI model, enabling users to own, control, and manage their data.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technology Strategy: Develop and implement the company’s technical vision and strategy in alignment with business goals and social impact objectives.
  • Blockchain Development: Oversee the development and deployment of decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts on the Solana blockchain.
  • System Architecture: Design and manage the architecture of scalable and secure blockchain solutions.
  • UI/UX Focus: Ensure that all solutions are user-friendly and accessible to non-crypto natives, prioritizing exceptional UI/UX.
  • SocialFi Integration: Develop and integrate SocialFi elements to enhance community engagement and provide rewards for real-world actions.
  • AI Development: Lead the development of a self-custodial decentralized AI model to enable users to own, control, and manage their data.
  • Innovation: Stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends in the blockchain and AI space to ensure the company remains at the forefront of innovation.
  • Partnerships: Collaborate with external partners, stakeholders, and the broader Solana community to drive strategic initiatives and partnerships.
  • Compliance: Ensure that all blockchain and AI solutions comply with relevant regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate technical risks associated with blockchain and AI development and implementation.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of experience in technology leadership roles.

  • Proven track record of developing and deploying blockchain solutions, preferably on the Solana blockchain.
  • Extensive experience with smart contract development and dApp deployment.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in blockchain technologies, particularly Solana, and its associated programming languages (e.g., Rust, C, C++).
  • Strong understanding of consensus algorithms, cryptographic principles, and decentralized networks.
  • Experience with AI development, particularly in creating self-custodial models for data management.
  • Experience with cloud computing, distributed systems, and cybersecurity best practices.

Leadership Skills:

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate technical teams.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Communication Skills:
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Passion for Social Impact:
  • A strong commitment to leveraging technology for social good and driving positive change through blockchain and AI solutions.
  • UI/UX Focus:
  • Experience in designing user-friendly interfaces that cater to non-crypto natives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-On Coding: Willing to 'get hands dirty' and code as needed.
  • Digital ID Knowledge: Knowledge of Digital ID systems and their integration with blockchain technology.
  • Community Contributions: Actively contributing to the advancement of the Solana community with code and/or contributions.
  • Social Presence: Maintains a presence on social media and actively engages with the blockchain community.
  • Experience with other blockchain ecosystems (e.g., Ethereum, Polkadot, Binance Smart Chain) is a plus.
  • Contributions to open-source blockchain projects.
  • Knowledge of DeFi, NFTs, and other blockchain-based applications.
  • Experience with SocialFi and community-driven reward systems.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity options.
  • Tokens as part of the compensation package, with the company planning to launch a token in the near future.
  • Flexible working environment.
  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology in a fast-growing industry.
  • Professional development opportunities and a supportive team culture.
Vold is an equal opportunity employer.

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