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We're recruiting a new CTO!

Are you a smart contract specialist who wants to apply his/her skills to solve social and environmental problems? Look no further! 

 

Job Title: CTO

 

Job Location: Remote (ideally based in Europe) with periodic travel to Africa 

 

Start date: December 2020 

 

Apply by: November 15, 2020 

 

Benefits: Between 25,000 USD and 34,000 USD the first 8 months and 25% - 34% vested equity. You will be expected to earn sweat equity during periods of low cash flow. 

 

Overview

Gaichain, a UK registered startup, is dedicated to applying blockchain technologies to support ecosystem restoration in a way that benefits both the rural poor and international companies, governments and even individuals that invest in ecological restoration, particularly in the tropics. Our core team consists of two forest 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. Our team also includes an advisor/investor with over 10 years of relevant tech and management experience. 

 

In terms of traction, we have implemented FAO and EU funded pilot projects in Ivory Coast to support ‘sustainable’ cocoa and charcoal supply chains. We are launching a new initiative in collaboration with a global environmental organisation that focuses on developing efficient and transparent ecological restoration payment systems. Leading the development of that system on the Algorand blockchain will be your first responsibility. 

 

The CTO will focus on coding until our team expands and the role requires more coordination. He/she will work closely with the team to not only build products but also design them to ensure a solid product-market match. 
 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Gaiachain team, partners and clients to conceptualise, design and build blockchain-based solutions

  • Work with the CEO to develop and implement technical aspects of the Gaiachain business model (e.g. transaction fees) 

  • Participate in field work including in-situ testing, target-user consultations and outreach

  • Contribute to communication (e.g. blogs, website) and fundraising (e.g. proposals, pitch decks) materials 

  • Help represent Gaiachain at workshops, conferences and other public events 

 

Required qualifications

  • Expertise in designing and building complex smart contracts (any language) 

  • Strong back-end development skills 

  • Willingness and ability to earn sweat equity over the next 2 years and to travel to Africa

  • Available to join Gaiachain full time when financially feasible. 

  • Motivated to help build a startup that helps solve environmental and social problems

 

Desired qualifications

  • Experience building on Algorand 

  • Git source code workflow experience (merge, feature branching, etc. )

  • Python backend development (nice to have Django, Flask )

  • Javascript frontend development (nice to have: node.js or vue.js or react.js)

  • ReactNative experience is a plus (nice to have: links to mobile apps in stores)

  • Agile project management experience

  • Experience with management tools, ie. JIRA, Trello, Redmine, etc.

  • Proven utility token experience 

  • UI/UX design and development

  • Working knowledge of French 

 

To apply

Please send your CV and an email summarising your qualifications and interests to Brad Mulley at bradmulley@gaiachain.io and Eulalie Guillaume at eulalieguillaume@gaiachain.io

Please also share your Github repositories if possible and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!