Pretoria is a genesis mainnet validator on the Celo network and is currently expanding into other blockchain protocols – including in the growing DeFi and open finance ecosystem.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for an exceptional Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who is passionate about building businesses and teams to lead and own the end-to-end success of this disruptive Blockchain startup.
About the role:
Design, engineer, and monitor blockchain protocols running on cloud architecture at the core of Pretoria's validating services. Validating on the Celo protocol since genesis, Pretoria is expanding our suite of nodes and requires an engineer with a working knowledge of blockchain protocols and ability to quickly evaluate and deploy new protocol stacks.
This is a full stack role with a focus on cloud engineering and monitoring rather than direct application programming. You are expected to leverage the current technical implementations and propose purposeful development and refactoring in secure blockchain environments with funds at stake.
Pretoria additionally hosts web assets that provide popular tooling and visualizations for our blockchain protocols. These assets need to be refactored for performance, cost, and genericized for new networks as our stable of protocols increases.
You are a cryptocurrency, blockchain, decentralisation, and open-source champion and advocate.
Familiar with blockchain patterns, tools, and common protocols (Celo network a plus)
Cloud system architecture (AWS experience or certification a plus)
Linux server networking, security and management
Automation, CI/CD scripting and maintenance (Terraform or CloudFormation a plus)
Relational and document database management and tuning
Lambda / cloud functions
Docker / Kubernetes design and management
React / Typescript / general web design principles and monitoring
Experience with common blockchain protocols nice to have; Geth/Go etc
Experience with the Serverless framework nice to have
Comfortable working in a small team and self-managing workflow, milestones, and reporting
You have proven record of leading teams
You know how to communicate complex things
Ideally you have already founded a company or have been closely involved in company leadership
What to expect working with us
Join an agile, cross-functional, dedicated team
Work within a flat hierarchy among international team members from 20+ countries
Autonomy and the freedom to define and drive the strategic direction of the venture
Have the support of a 60-person strong team, focused on developing a pipeline of market transforming ventures
Have the opportunity to de-risk your startup journey, from the beginning and profit from your investment on the way
A supportive, entrepreneurial environment, with a culture of supporting founders in the good and hard time