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Chief of Staff to CTO

DFINITY

DFINITY

Software Engineering, People & HR, Operations
Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

We are seeking a dynamic and highly organized Chief of Staff to support our R&D team and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a world-renowned cryptographer, in driving our ambitious crypto initiatives forward. As the right-hand person to the CTO, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring operational efficiency, strategic alignment, and effective communication within the R&D team and across the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Alignment: Work closely with the CTO to translate vision into actionable strategies, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and priorities. Example, own the content and production of the Global R&D Meetings.
  • Operational Excellence: Streamline processes, establish best practices, and optimize workflows to enhance team productivity and effectiveness.
  • Project Management: Oversee key projects and initiatives from inception to completion, tracking progress, managing timelines, and mitigating risks. Jira fluency preferred.
  • Stakeholder Management: Serve as a liaison between the CTO and internal/external stakeholders, facilitating communication and fostering strong relationships.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct market research, industry analysis, and technology assessments to identify emerging trends and opportunities for innovation.
  • Executive Support: Provide comprehensive support to the CTO, including calendar management, meeting preparation, and administrative tasks as needed.
  • Strategic Initiatives: Lead special projects and strategic initiatives as assigned by the CTO, driving cross-functional collaboration and delivering results.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Exceptional project management skills, with a track record of successfully managing complex initiatives from conception to execution.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels. Multi-lingual preferred.
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • High level of integrity, discretion, and professionalism.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving priorities and navigate ambiguity in a rapidly changing landscape.
  • Ability and passion to understand technical concepts and relate to technical people.
  • Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally for conferences

* Please note that this role requires in-office work from our amazing office in Zurich 3 days per week

About DFINITY and the Internet Computer:

The Internet Computer is the fastest and only infinitely scalable general-purpose blockchain — incubated and launched by the DFINITY Foundation in May 2021. A team of over 200 world-renowned cryptographers, distributed systems engineers, and programming language experts have taken on the massive technological challenge of building, maintaining, and continuously improving a ‘world computer’ powerful enough to host Web3 dApps, DeFi, games, NFTs, social media, and metaverse projects.

DFINITY was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur and crypto theoretician, Dominic Williams, and attracted interest and financial contributions from early members of the Ethereum community. Later, top-tier institutions such as Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, and SV Angel backed the Internet Computer in a collective effort to help build out Web3.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.