Head of Engineering

Ivy Protocol

Berlin, Germany Remote

Full time

Software Engineering

Aug 3

About Ivy:

Ivy is an on-chain crowdfunding platform for climate projects, connecting early-stage carbon offset projects such as reforestation, afforestation, and direct air-capturing projects with resources worldwide. We’re on a mission to fund the next generation of climate projects and enable the world to invest in carbon as an asset.

You would not only work on helping combat climate change with the most exciting technology but do so in the most impactful stage of a startup and with a high-performance and enthusiastic team.

Mission: Become the funding engine of the carbon economy.

Vision: Enable the world to invest in carbon as an asset

Main Responsibilities:

As the Head of Engineering of Ivy, you will be responsible for building and designing the architecture of our product. You will work directly with the CEO, CPO, and other co-founders to set the technology vision and priorities for the company. You will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and designers to build and iterate on the product. In addition, you will work with external Industry-leading partners and vendors to ensure that Ivy’s technology stack is robust and scalable.

  • Design, shape and oversee Ivy’s software architecture.
  • Build MVP and re-iterate upon the product.
  • Hire and build out a kickass dev/product team alongside the founders.
  • Directly work with the biggest partner in the space to shape an industry standard for the on-chain carbon economy.
  • Oversee and ensure that the software engineering team has adequate resources and is able to hit their targets.
  • Understand the competitive landscape and how Ivy's technology can be best leveraged.
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in the blockchain space and identify potential partnerships or collaborations.
  • Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity.


Must have:

  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior technical role or previous experience as a CTO as well as experience building a product from scratch.
  • Strong experience and/or curiosity with blockchain development, including experience with Ethereum, Solidity, and smart contracts.
  • Exposure to/experience with React & NextJS.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical team members and explain complex concepts in simple terms.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience leading and managing a team of developers.
  • Ability to identify and assess new business opportunities and technologies.
  • Capability to audit code and identify potential risks.

Nice to have:

  • Master/ PhD in Computer Science or other relevant postgraduate degrees.
  • Experience with fundraising, business development, and project management.
  • Understanding or having previously worked in the voluntary carbon offset market is a HUGE plus.
  • Multi-lingual is always a plus!
  • Based in Berlin, Germany or willing to relocate.

What we offer:

  • Vesting equity option (negotiable)
  • Full-time employees are entitled to an unlimited number of vacation days. We assess you based on your performance, not your vacation.
  • Remote working - we're a distributed team and believe in working where you're happiest and most productive.
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • All necessary equipment you need.
  • Healthcare covered
  • Dedicated co-working space of your choice (or if you’re located in Berlin, you’ll join us at Factory and WeWork).
  • A fun working environment with a lot of room for creativity.
  • A young and international team.
  • Dogs in the office (if you don’t have one, we can help you find one).

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Ivy Protocol

Enabling anyone to fund pre-certified carbon projects.