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Engineering Manager - Functions



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023
About Us
Chainlink Labs is the primary contributing developer of Chainlink, the decentralized computing platform powering the verifiable web. Chainlink is the industry-standard platform for providing access to real-world data, offchain computation, and secure cross-chain interoperability across any blockchain. Chainlink Labs helps power verifiable applications for banking, DeFi, global trade, and gaming by collaborating with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, notably Swift, DTCC, and ANZ. Chainlink Labs also works with top Web3 teams, including Aave, Compound, GMX, Maker, and Synthetix. Chainlink Labs was ranked in Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2023 in both the United States and United Kingdom.
The Engineering Team
At Chainlink Labs, our engineering team pushes the scale and capabilities of decentralized applications across the industry. The Chainlink Network holds >70% market share in the oracle space, solving real-world problems by enabling smart contracts to securely interact with off-chain data/computation.
We value talented and driven craftsmen who work collaboratively to tackle complex challenges, deliver product impact, and grow as builders. Join us and shape the future of blockchain technology and decentralized finance.
About the Role
We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the Chainlink Functions product. This manager needs to have excellent technical intuition, decisions making abilities, and product collaboration skills to enable rapid and developer centric improvements to the Chainlink Functions product.
You are the technical leader on all Chainlink Functions decisions and are supported by a strong team of engineers who have built Chainlink Functions from zero to our initial Beta launch. This candidate will be responsible for scaling the Chainlink Functions product to tens of thousands of Web3 developers and will be instrumental in delivery of an important and powerful product.

Your Impact

  • Lead a team of experienced engineers in building the general compute platform for blockchains
  • Collaborate with product to define and plan feature roadmaps and execution
  • Define product direction to take Chainlink Functions from Beta to an open product
  • Maintain high standards on the team and guide engineers on their professional growth
  • Participate in the hiring and onboarding process to ensure we're bringing on high-quality engineers who fit our culture and requirements


  • Minimum of 6 years experience in software engineering, with at least 2 years in a leadership or managerial role
  • Experience managing the engineering and delivery of a product end to end. Customer empathy and a strong ability to balance product direction with engineering best practices
  • Experience or knowledge of blockchain technology, Web3 protocols, and the challenges related to developing large, distributed systems
  • An excellent communicator that is able to collaborate closely with internal and external partners on a broad range of technical and business topics
  • Servant leadership and a natural ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to work on a globally-distributed team with a high degree of ownership
  • Experience coordinating technical stakeholders and making product decisions

Preferred Requirements

  • Technical and/or product management experience on a blockchain project
  • Experience or interest in the blockchain or crypto space
All roles with Chainlink Labs are global and remote-based. Unless otherwise stated, we ask that you try to overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).
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