Seeking CTO & Cofounder

We are looking for an experienced developer to join our team and become the 3rd cofounder. If you are interested in applying your skills to have a positive impact please don’t hesitate to apply or get in touch with questions!

 

Please note that you will be expected to work for sweat equity, but with a strong CTO we will raise funds quickly. 

Feb 9, 2022

 

Location: Remote 

 

Start date: Immediate 

 

Apply by: Open until filled

 

Benefits

  • Vested equity up to 35% depending on commitment and skills (note: all co-founder shares may be equally diluted by future investments) 

  • Portion of team allocation of governance tokens 

  • Remuneration from grants and private investments and eventually a competitive salary and benefits depending on commercial success

 

Context

  • Mission: create a new funding mechanism for biodiversity conservation based on decentralised finance. We will share a deck and more details with candidates. 

  • Team (CEO and CXO): two environmental governance experts with a combined 20 years of experience managing complex environmental programmes with various organisations including UNEP, World Resources Institute, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and the Environmental Investigation Agency, etc. 

  • Traction (please note that we pivoted to defi in 2021 after 2 years focusing on traceability for sustainable supply chains):  

    • Raised 350k in grants to build the FLRchain in collaboration with IUCN, the largest environmental network in the world.

    • High fidelity prototypes for the MVP to be completed Q2 2022

    • Established network of well-known investors eager to see the MVP

 

Responsibilities

  • Short term (Q2-Q4 2022)

    • Lead technical development of the MVP Web Application

    • Work with the CEO and CXO on grant applications to support MVP development

    • Participate in fundraising; accelerators, investor pitches, etc. 

  • Long term (2023+): 

    • Supervise product design, development, testing and quality assurance, including technical team management

    • Other responsibilities to be defined based on preferences, needs and skills. 

 

Qualifications

  • Required

    • Full stack developer OR back end blockchain developer 

    • Strong interest in applying skills to help people and the planet

    • Willingness to work for sweat equity until we have secured more grants and investments (expected in 2022)

    • Available to join Gaiachain full time when financially feasible

  • Desired 

    • In depth knowledge of different blockchains and defi protocols

    • Experience with smart contracts 

    • Proven ability to manage developers to deliver quality products on time

    • Easy to work with, strategic thinker, and not afraid of a few bumps in the road!  

 

To apply

Please send an email to Brad (bradmulley@gaiachain.io) and Eulalie (eulalieguillaume@gaiachain.io) with:

  • A brief description of why you are interested 

  • Your CV or link to an online profile 

  • Example of your work: Github, portfolio etc. 

 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions!