Celo is an open platform
that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Our mission is to build a monetary system that creates the conditions of prosperity for all.
Globally, about one in every three adults do not have a bank account. As a simple consequence of this, they don’t have a straightforward means of receiving or storing value across distance, and therefore are excluded from a large part of the global economy. We believe that to create a truly inclusive financial system, we must start by building an infrastructure to serve those excluded from the current system. Further, we believe that if we are able to do so, the resulting system will be more useful, more resilient, more full-featured, and more accessible for everybody.
In this role you will have the opportunity to shape and implement the experience for developers contributing across the Celo stack and foster a thriving open source community. Since developers are a key stakeholder, this role is an opportunity to substantially contribute to the success of the Celo open source platform.
Location is negotiable. You'll be associated with and spend time regularly in one of Celo's offices (San Francisco, Berlin, Buenos Aires), but also travel regularly to organize and attend developer and community events, including internationally.
We are experienced startup founders and operators
We are mission-driven with a big goal: to bring sound currency and property rights to those who need it most
We are fast-paced and loosely-structured, with a number of offices and a growing team
We are a full-stack solution i.e. we are building both blockchain protocols and the applications that deliver end-user experiences on top of them
We are highly technical, with an accomplished team dedicated to learning and pushing boundaries
We have a strong engineering culture, which values open-source
Own the relationship with developers building on top of Celo, from building awareness and driving adoption through to supporting established users
Design and implement the Celo open-source developer experience
Code integrations, example apps, and contribute to SDKs, bugs and enhancements
Write clear documentation and compelling tutorials
Develop and deliver content, presentations that resonate with the community
Drive and participate in developer workshops and other external events
Help organize, build and train local developer communities and university developer groups
Encourage and celebrate diversity in the communities you build
Represent the community externally and internally and influence the product (SDK) team with your insights
Work closely with the C Labs product, engineering and community teams
3+ experience working as a software engineer or engineering-focused developer advocate
Ability to distill complex concepts into easy to understand explanations
Strong written and oral communication skills
Deep understanding of open-source development and communities
An intuition for what makes a good developer experience
Published technical articles and/or given technical presentations
The ability to travel regularly, including to destinations across the world
Bonus: Experience programming in Solidity
Bonus: Passion for blockchain and decentralized technology
Bonus: A second language
To build technology and products that are used and loved by people and solve real-world problems, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)celo.org. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.