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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

SquarePeg

SquarePeg

Software Engineering, IT
Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Location: Lisbon, Hybrid remote

The Opportunity

As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), you will play a pivotal role in leading our technical endeavours, overseeing a variety of crypto and blockchain projects. You will be responsible for driving innovation and ensuring the successful execution of our initiatives. This role requires a unique blend of expertise in crypto, web3 and blockchain, coupled with strong commercial acumen.

Key Responsibilities:

Technology Strategy & Leadership:

  • Develop and implement the company's technology strategy in alignment with business goals.
  • Drive the technical direction, including architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Lead multiple development teams based in Lithuania and India, promoting collaboration and innovation. Delegate tasks, set clear objectives, and monitor progress to ensure timely project delivery.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, such as EIP standards and emerging technologies, to keep solutions cutting-edge.
  • Proven experience in managing both teams and client relationships.
  • Strong technical background with hands-on experience in blockchain technologies and modern web and mobile development frameworks.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organisational skills.
  • Coordinate with external agency vendors and technical heads to manage project activities and resources.

Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Collaborate with the CEO and senior management to define the technical roadmap and prioritise initiatives based on business objectives.
  • Drive project execution from inception to delivery, ensuring alignment with timelines and budgets.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success and impact of technical initiatives.

Blockchain & Crypto Wallets Expertise:

  • Knowledge of transaction lifecycles on blockchains such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana.
  • Oversee the design, development, and deployment of crypto wallet (custodial/non-custodial) products based on mnemonic phrases and private keys.
  • Experience integrating smart contracts within wallet applications and wallet connect for seamless DApp integrations.
  • Excellent understanding of various token standards like ERC20, ERC721, ERC1155, BEP20, etc.
  • Understanding of DeFi (Decentralised Finance) platforms like Uniswap, Compound, Aave, etc.
  • Good knowledge of liquidity pools, staking, lending, and borrowing standards within the blockchain ecosystem.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in blockchain platforms like Ethereum and Solana
  • Proficiency in Flutter, Node.js with TypeScript, and NextJS/ReactJS
  • 3+ years of experience with SEO optimisation for websites
  • Hands-on experience with MonoRepo and tag-based deployment
  • Familiarity with logging tools such as Bugsnag and Glitchtip.
  • Proficient in documenting technical architecture and maintaining database design.
  • Experience managing API collections and documentation using Postman.

Integration Experience:

  • Experience integrating external providers for crypto wallets (e.g., Fireblocks) and payment gateways using webhooks, APIs, and SDKs.
  • Experience integrating payment gateways and customer support systems (e.g., Zendesk, Intercom).
  • Experience in integrating marketing tools (e.g., Blaze) into websites.
  • Experience in managing CMS integrations (e.g., Contentful, WordPress).
  • Experience handling large-volume ticker data from crypto exchanges.