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Lead Protocol Specialist



Paris, France · France · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Job Description

As our lead Protocol Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our Validators product and Kiln’s participation in several blockchain ecosystems. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Owning the Kiln Validators protocols roadmap, deciding on which protocols we will support, why, and how, in partnership with the infra and GTM teams

  • Understanding the key staking mechanics of each protocol we support or are considering, and rallying the team and customers around a shared understanding of these mechanics

  • Participating in governance on protocols Kiln is active on

  • Representing Kiln in ecosystem events

You will work closely with customers, sales teams, product, and the infrastructure team at Kiln to execute on the Kiln Validators roadmap.


  • 3+ years professional experience in the blockchain industry. Passion for the industry and following recent developments. You are addicted to crypto twitter :)

  • Technical background (CS, engineering, natural sciences) or demonstrated ability to understand technical concepts. You are sufficiently curious and motivated to dig into the details of projects. You have run a validator or deployed a smart contract before.

  • Analytical mind and rigorous communication. You enjoy and are good at synthesising complex information and conveying your learnings both in oral and written format

  • You have a product acumen and can put yourself in the shoes of both a retail and B2B user in the staking space

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup/scaleup environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members

Soft skills

  • Team spirit: discuss, do not try to impose. We try to hire humble people.

  • Trust & clear communication

  • Curiosity and ability to dig into a topic and follow through

  • Genuine interest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space

About Kiln

Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, and data and commission management.

With over $7+ billion crypto assets being programmatically staked, Kiln has a particularly strong track record on Ethereum as we run over 4.3% of the network; this includes 40,000+ validators with 0 slashing events.

The team is made up of over 65 ecosystem enthusiasts formerly at Google, Circle, Ledger, Chainalysis, and other leading technology and cryptocurrency companies.

Join Kiln and help us make the web more secure, stable, decentralized, and fair.

What we offer

  • A fast-paced, no bureaucratic work environment

  • Equity Share Options in the business: if Kiln succeeds, we all succeed!

  • Competitive Salary

  • Unlimited holiday

  • Flexible/remote working

  • Chose your IT equipment

  • Internet connexion paid

  • Significant personal development and tech conf budget

Can’t wait to know more? Here is our recruitment process:

Interview process

  • Recruiter Phone screen (50 min) with Myriam

  • Take-home case study (2h)

  • Interview based on case study (1h30)

  • Product & Cultural fit (45min)

  • Meeting with co-founders (30 min)

  • Offer

We're looking forward to chatting!