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Tech Lead



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

🏄 About Safe:

Safe is the most trusted decentralized custody protocol and the flagship wallet for the ecosystem on Ethereum and the EVM. Our team is on a mission to unlock digital ownership for the world. By building robust and accessible tools, we aim to fix some of web3’s biggest challenges. For more information about Safe, check out our website.

You’ll be joining a growing team that currently includes 50+ people overall. This role is based in Berlin (🇩🇪). Most of our team is based in Berlin but we also have awesome teammates in Switzerland 🇨🇭, Spain 🇪🇸, Portugal 🇵🇹, UK 🇬🇧, and other countries.

💻 About the role:

As a Wallet Tech Lead, you will be responsible for scaling and leading our wallet tech team and actively driving technical thought leadership for all things Safe{Wallet}. Many high-value safes are managed via Safe{Wallet}, giving you the opportunity to work on a project that is actually used by teams and individuals managing digital assets that have real value. As tech lead for Safe{Wallet}, you will significantly influence the future of the entire Safe project.

🗃️ What you will be doing:

  • Ensure technical quality, scalability, and security of Safe{Wallet}

  • Closely collaborate with stakeholders and leads across product, engineering, design and QA on Safe{Wallet} strategy and roadmap processes

    • Provide in-depth feedback on strategy, roadmap and other product topics.

    • Add own ideas wherever suitable.

    • Provide feedback on the “What?”, Own/Drive the “How?”

  • Own roadmap and product development process and coordinate with product team on new epics

  • Lead and direct the wallet engineering team through technical challenges and performance goals

  • Propose improvements to existing processes

  • Drive system architectural decisions

  • Coordinate with Safe{Core} and external partners on technical decisions

  • People management of mobile, web and backend leads

🎒 What you will bring:

  • Strong technical background in software engineering with progression to a strategic level (8+ years experience in various programming languages)

  • Experience architecting scalable systems

    • Can transition systems through the different life cycles (simple low throughput service to complex highly scalable system)

  • Experience leading an engineering team within a startup or bigger organization

    • inc. mentoring responsibilities, interviewing for team growth and OKR outlining

  • Ability to build systems on scale using AWS/infrastructure/devops

  • Experience leading a software product development process

  • Leadership experience in CI/CD across multiple teams

➕ Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with Solidity, EVM, EIPs, blockchain projects and smart contract concepts

🤖 Our tech stack:

  • Smart contracts: Written in Solidity

  • Backend services: Written in TypeScript and Python, hosted at AWS, orchestrated via Kubernetes

  • Web app: Modern web tech stack with React.js and Next.js

  • Mobile apps: Currently Kotlin and Swift, potentially ReactNative or similar in the future

  • Extensive test suites: E2E via Cypress, Postman, Unit tests in TypeScript/Jest

🎁 What we can offer you:

💻 Home Working Budget: Personalize your home office with a dedicated budget! Choose from a sleek desk, top-notch headphones, a comfy chair, and more. We're committed to creating a workspace that inspires you.

🔥 State-of-the-Art Hardware: Enjoy the latest laptop of your choice! We understand the importance of having the right tools, and we provide you with the best-in-class hardware for seamless productivity.

📚 Continuous Learning: Invest in yourself with our personal education and conference budgets. Stay ahead of the curve by attending conferences, workshops, and courses that align with your professional growth.

🎨 Innovative Fridays: Unleash your creativity! Spend Friday afternoons diving into research or working on a side project within our exciting ecosystem. It's the perfect opportunity to explore new ideas and contribute to innovative endeavors.

Flexible Work Schedules: Embrace work-life balance with our flexible working schedules. We understand that everyone has unique needs, and our hybrid work policies empower you to choose a working style that suits you best.

Please apply with your English resume.

Variety is the spice of life and a celebrated component of our culture. At Safe, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or physical ability.