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VP Engineering

  • Full-time
  • Toronto
  • 500K CAD a year

About Berachain:

Berachain is a high-performance, EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) compatible, Layer 1 blockchain built on the Cosmos SDK. We're a young, world-class team of experts in computer science, type theory, economic game theory, risk management and enterprise development. Our team combines traditional experience in building and scaling teams at technology companies like Apple, Coinbase, IBM and Y-Combinator with crypto native experience from some of DeFi 2.0’s most impactful protocols.  We're all highly passionate about Web3, Toybox and building infrastructure to bring decentralized finance to the masses. Our core engineering team is based in Toronto. Here at Berachain, you’ll be joining a world-class team of experienced founders, engineers and researchers passionate about designing sustainable economic and blockchain systems. We’re well funded by a group of leading digital asset investors, hedge funds, centralized exchange venture arms and strategic angels. 

We are looking for self-starters and mission driven individuals to join us as we build the future of decentralized finance. The ideal candidate for this role takes initiative and ownership over their work, thrives in a fast-paced and highly collaborative in-person environment, and is capable of rapidly adapting to evolving needs as required.

Role Overview:

As the Vice President of Engineering, you will be at the forefront of blockchain technology, leading a talented team of engineers to architect, develop, and maintain our cutting-edge blockchain platform. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of decentralized applications by ensuring the scalability, security, and efficiency of our Berachain solution. Your technical expertise, leadership, and strategic thinking will be instrumental in driving our platform's success.


  • Technical Leadership: Provide visionary leadership to the engineering team, guiding the design and development of the core Berachain blockchain and it’s associated DeFi products. Drive technical innovation and ensure alignment with the company's mission and goals.

  • Architecture and Design: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design scalable and robust blockchain architecture. Define technical specifications and ensure the successful implementation of features and enhancements.

  • Team Management: Recruit, mentor, and manage a high-performing engineering team. Foster a culture of collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement. Provide guidance on career development and performance optimization.

  • Project Management: Oversee the end-to-end development process, from ideation to deployment. Prioritize tasks, allocate resources effectively, and ensure timely delivery of milestones and product releases.

  • Quality and Performance: Set and enforce engineering best practices, coding standards, and quality assurance processes. Monitor and optimize the performance of the blockchain platform to deliver exceptional user experiences.

  • Innovation: Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies in blockchain and distributed systems. Identify opportunities for innovation and drive research initiatives to enhance the platform's capabilities.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with product managers, researchers, and other stakeholders to define product roadmaps, features, and technical requirements. Collaborate across teams to ensure seamless integration of blockchain technology into various applications.

  • Communication: Articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. Foster clear communication within the engineering team and across the organization.


  • Technical Expertise: Proven experience in leading the development of complex software systems, ideally in the blockchain or distributed systems domain. Solid understanding of consensus algorithms, cryptographic techniques, and decentralized protocols.

  • Blockchain Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of blockchain technologies, including smart contracts, token standards, and interoperability. Familiarity with Layer 1 scaling solutions and security mechanisms.

  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and manage engineering teams. Experience in fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and accountability.

  • Strategic Thinking: Adept at translating high-level business goals into actionable engineering strategies. Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to make informed decisions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Project Management: Track record of successfully delivering complex projects on time and within scope. Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools.

  • Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience: 5+ years of engineering leadership experience, with a substantial portion in blockchain or related technologies.

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