Head of Ethereum Research
Sydney, Australia
Expert · Full time
Posted 2 years ago

A bit about the role:

Immutable is searching for a Head of Ethereum Research to ensure we remain at the forefront of the NFT ecosystem. You will report directly to the CTO, and be responsible for helping to shape the future of NFT protocols on L2 Ethereum. You will have substantial research freedom to find improvements to all aspects of our product, and the resources to build out a team to accomplish this goal under your leadership.
You will have the opportunity to work directly on some of the most important and exciting technology in the ecosystem, including creating both L1 and L2 on-chain trading protocols. We want to find someone who doesn’t just want to build NFT projects, but someone who wants to make the entire NFT ecosystem richer and more rewarding. Ultimately, we’re not trying to build a slightly better product - we’re trying to build a better future for digital asset ownership, and we’re looking for someone who can make a difference to that mission.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Take responsibility for designing solutions that will become industry standards 
  • Partner with the top scaling companies in the Ethereum ecosystem
  • Drive blockchain product decisions and map a long term strategy for Immutable in the ecosystem
  • Be an advocate for decentralization and user custody internally
  • Create tools to help yourself and others build better blockchain products
  • Validate blockchain-related technical decisionsConduct internal training and education on blockchain practices and processes
  • Ensure Immutable remains at the cutting edge of blockchain & NFT technology

We would love you to have:

  • Prior experience in a professional capacity in Ethereum and the Blockchain Ecosystem
  • A Product background and ability to effectively prioritise features and offerings
  • A deep understanding of the crypto ecosystem and Twittersphere 
  • Exceptional blockchain-literacy

Some of the things we can offer you:

  • Competitive Salary and Employee Stock Options: Everyone in our team contributes to the success of our game-changing products, which is why we share all our wins company-wide. As we continue to succeed, stock options and a competitive salary mean you get to enjoy the upside!
  • Flexible working life and $750 WFH set up allowance: Work-life balance is important. Whether you want to work from home or come to our new, shiny, Sydney office the choice is yours. To help you get comfortable working from home we’ll assist with a $750 contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave: We celebrate our growing Immutable family! New parents will receive 12 weeks (primary) and 2 weeks (secondary) paid parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program: A 24/7 service that includes unlimited counselling for you and your family
  • EOY and Birthday Leave: You can enjoy 2 additional paid annual leave days at EOY and a paid day off for your birthday
  • Internet and Phone Allowance: $900 annually to put towards your mobile and internet expenses
  • Learning and Development: We are dedicated to your professional development. You’ll get access to thousands of online learning courses via Go1, Udemy and Naspers. Immutable will also contribute between $1500-$2000 annually for you to invest in your continued education
  • Wellness Benefits: Work-life balance and your wellbeing are important to us. We will contribute $1200 annually to put towards anything that contributes to your mental or physical wellbeing
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community for everyone. We’ve joined the Project F initiative aimed at removing the systemic barriers to achieving gender-balanced technology teams
  • Personal perks: Perkbox benefits include premium access to Aura, Calm, an online fitness portal and discounts at major retailers
  • Ideal office location: On-top of the Apple store on King Street, Sydney, CBD
  • Social events: Fun and regular company events to relax and connect with teammates
A bit about us: 
Unique blockchain assets ("NFTs") have grown in popularity rapidly over the past few months. These unique assets allow people to own anything from in-game items to digital art to music and financial instruments. 
However, they are highly illiquid: transactions take minutes or hours to confirm, and Ethereum can process fewer than 5 NFTs per second for the whole world combined. To solve this problem for ourselves and for others, we have built Immutable X, a next-generation protocol for trading blockchain assets with instant trade confirmation, massive scalability, and no gas fees without compromising user custody. The goal of Immutable X is to help businesses scale their creation and trading of these unique assets (“NFTs”). 
NB: We can support 100% remote work if preferred. 
Additional Information:
Immutable is committed to building and fostering an inclusive, diverse workplace. We believe in incorporating everyone’s perspectives and experiences as this has been a significant driver in our success so far.
For this reason, we strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to get in touch. Even if you don’t meet all the requirements of a job listing, do yourself (and us) a favour by still applying! It’s highly likely you’ll bring something to the workplace that we haven’t thought of yet, and we would love to hear from you.
We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.
Immutable provides a blockchain infrastructure that transforms digital asset ownership in the video-gaming industry.
Size:  51-100 employees
Funding Level:  Mid-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  $77.4 M
Year Founded:  2018
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