Head of Developer Experience

The IOTA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2017 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The Foundation’s mission is to drive the development and standardization of new distribut

The IOTA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2017 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The Foundation’s mission is to drive the development and standardization of new distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) that enable permissionless innovation ecosystems. To realize this potential the IOTA Foundation is actively building a collaborative of developers, start-ups, private enterprises, and government, civil society and academic institutions.

We engage in engineering, research and community organizing efforts around the IOTA Tangle – a new generation of DLT specifically designed to be the open and free trust layer for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). We contribute to the development of open source, distributed technologies to improve the lives of each and every individual.


Mission:

As a Head of Developer Experience, you will be responsible for driving one of the most important efforts at the Foundation. Developers and builders are a critical part of our ecosystem. With the release of smart contracts on the IOTA protocol, developers can innovate on top of IOTA like never before.

Your job will be to ensure that the experience for anyone building on top of the IOTA technology is on par with the best in the industry. You will be responsible for developer tools, documentation, guides, events and anything that caters to the builders out there. You and your team will be the channel through which we build and improve all our libraries, SDKs, our protocol, and smart contract developer experience.


Responsibilities:

  • Build out and extend the best in class developer experience team
  • Build a team and process that ensures the best-in-the-industry developer tools get built and released
  • Hire and interview new candidates
  • Create goals and objectives for your team that align with the mission and vision of the company and the engineering team
  • Act as an important stakeholder for software engineering teams
  • Work with and manage stakeholders such as the developer community and partners
  • Manage and lead a group of technical writers, developer advocates, and other developer experience related roles
  • Develop tracking and reporting on our developer experience efforts
  • Ensure the team has a culture of growth, personal development, work-life balance, and responsibility for their common goals and objectives
  • Collaborate and learn from other software projects in open-source DLT space
  • Engage with the IOTA and open-source community


Requirements


Your Personality

  • Empathetic leader with great interpersonal skills
  • You always strive for the best, and are motivated by helping others achieve their best potential
  • You are able to make the best out of a negative customer experience
  • Self-driven individual who takes responsibility for projects from their inception
  • You are happy to get your hands dirty when necessary
  • Ability, desire, and dedication to pick up new platforms or technologies as well as improve existing ones
  • Growth mindset – you are constantly learning and keeping yourself up to date


Your Expertise

  • You have a track record of running successful projects to conclusion
  • You have a track record of building and leading developer or customer experience teams
  • Experience from the space of blockchain and DLTs a plus
  • Experience with Smart contracts, Digital assets, DeFi and similar a big plus


What we offer

  • The opportunity to work with the brightest minds in the industry
  • The opportunity to make a true difference
  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback
  • The time to focus on quality over strict deadlines
  • The time to develop yourself and your knowledge
  • A flexible and agile organization with a flat hierarchy
  • Independence and responsibility from day one
  • Engagement with excited open-source developers

The IOTA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.