Engineering Manager Protocol

Kava Labs is hiring for an Engineering Manager, who will be hands-on while also managing the Protocol Engineering team. You’ll oversee the Software Development  life cycle, and planning/scoping projects in collaboration with our product and design teams. This is a North America-based, full-time, remote position.

What You Will Do.

Manage, mentor and coach engineers: Ensure your team is meeting project timelines and deliverables. Ensure that your team follows Engineering best practices – sprints, code reviews, software design docs, or conducting post-mortems.Review, write and test code: Review and test code. Implement improvements to your team’s technical diligence. Facilitate technical design decisions and drive the team to execute against those goals on time and within scope. Ensure quality code is shipped by the team. Own the full SDLC:  You’ll guide the Protocol team through the Planning, Requirements, Design, Building, Documenting, Testing, Deployment and ongoing maintenance of each project.Working Cross-Functionally: Collaborate with other department leaders from Engineering, Product and Design to execute the product life cycle. Communication: You’ll exhibit a high level of autonomy in ambiguous environments and are comfortable establishing and executing upon priorities with a strong sense of urgency.Emotional Intelligence: You’ll navigate through stressful or ambiguous situations and lead your team to continue delivering high quality software under pressure and tight deadlines.Innovation: You’ll identify and tackle hard problems that are considered as major bottlenecks which slow down or prevent innovation.

Who You Are.

6+ years total Engineering experience1+ year experience in Web3 as a Manager or Engineer.2+ years experience being hands-on with Golang or other modern programming languages (java, rust, etc) in their career.3+ years managing a team which owned a highly scalable service.3+ Years experience driving and leading continuous improvements to their team’s core codebase.3+ years leading a team which was security aware and looked for risks and vulnerabilities continuously in their code base. Lead projects, own the relationship with Product and scope processes from start to finish.Able to adapt and adjust in a high-stakes, high-growth, roll up your sleeves type of work.

Nice To Haves.

Experience Managing a team that owned open source code/repository. Prior experience managing a geographically distributed engineering team. (highly preferred)Has recently been hands-on with Golang1+ Year of experience with Web3 development (EVM or Cosmos SDK)Experience working in a Startup environment.

Interview Process

Recruiter Screen:             45 minutesHead of People:     30 minutesTechnical Assessment:    45 minutesTechnical Assessment:    1 hourProduct:                             30 minutes Head of Engineering:       1 hourRecruiter Debrief:             15 minutes

**Subject to change 

What We Offer.

A fully remote work environment with an international and diverse teamCompetitive salary; including stipends for home office set-up, wellness, internet and cell phone.100% coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD and Basic Life insurance for employees401(k) matchingUnlimited PTO and HolidaysA fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders


Benefits, perks and policies are subject to change and eligibility may vary based on location.

About Kava Labs.
We are a remote-first, globally distributed team that values first principle thinking, experimentation, and learning to ensure long-term success. We are not dogmatic in our approach, but we are relentless in our pursuit to create impactful technology for the future. 
We have a diverse set of backgrounds, skills, and cultures but we’re all united in our passion for building new open financial infrastructure — together so that our efforts will make a real impact and create lasting change in the world.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Kava is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. and celebrates the diversity of its growing team.
Recruitment agencies and consultants may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. Kava Labs does not accept unsolicited agency resumes, and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Kava Labs.

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