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VP of Engineering Protocol

$155k - $200k

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KIKI is a Web2.5 co-creation and customer experience platform dedicated to empowering anyone to help create the products they want, own their personal preferences, and be rewarded for their contributions. Our membership-driven platform mimics DAO and on-chain incentive functions to familiarize mainstream audiences with contribution and reward mechanisms through familiar UX and product offerings. As we drive platform adoption, KIKI will migrate increasing functionality on-chain to empower members to benefit from their actions and create a sense of ownership and contribution. 

Our team has developed physical products in the beauty, apparel, and wellness space for some of the world’s biggest brands. We’re bringing that scalable expertise to product co-creation, incentive-driven loyalty, and composable identity. Our ability to support virtually any beauty and consumer good comes from over a decade of supply chain experience. It will be utilized only based on the choices of our members and future partners.

What we're looking for:

We seek a highly experienced and visionary VP of Engineering with a strong web3 and blockchain development background. In addition to the core responsibilities of a Full Stack Engineer, the ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of protocol design and implementation and possess strategic leadership skills.


  1. Technical Strategy and Vision: Define and execute the technical strategy for KIKI World's web3 product design, architecture, and development. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align technical decisions with the company's goals and product roadmap.
  2. Protocol Design and Implementation: Lead the design and implementation of decentralized protocols, including NFT drops, on-chain interactions, and holder royalty structures. Ensure the technical specifications align with the platform's goals and user experience.
  3. Team Leadership and Management: Provide strategic leadership to the engineering team, promoting a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning. Attract, hire, and retain top engineering talent. Mentor and guide team members to enhance their skills and expertise.
  4. Agile Development Process: Participate in the agile development process, including sprint planning, stand-ups, and retrospectives. Work closely with technical and non-technical colleagues to build, test, and iterate on ideas quickly.
  5. Communication and Collaboration: Effectively communicate technical trade-offs and constraints to advisors and management. Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  6. Research and Innovation: Stay up to date with emerging web3 trends and technologies. Conduct research on other consumer NFT applications and evaluate their potential application to KIKI World's use cases.


  1. Previous Experience: Proven track record of at least 10 years in engineering leadership roles, including 2+ years of experience as a blockchain developer. Strong understanding of web3 and blockchain development is essential.
  2. Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of smart contract development on EVM. Familiarity with blockchain protocols such as Ethereum, as well as NFT standards and related frameworks.
  3. Protocol Design and Implementation: Experience in designing and implementing decentralized protocols, including NFT drops, on-chain interactions, and royalty structures.
  4. Strategic Leadership: Strong strategic thinking and decision-making abilities. Ability to define and execute technical strategies that align with business objectives.
  5. Team Management: Excellent leadership and team-building skills, with a proven ability to attract, develop, and retain top engineering talent. Experience in managing cross-functional engineering teams.
  6. Agile Development: Familiarity with agile development methodologies and tools. Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.
  7. Communication Skills: Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  8. Passion for Decentralized Commerce: Demonstrated passion for the future of commerce and ownership within the web3 ecosystem.

What’s in it for you: KIKI World is a fast-growing company at the forefront of decentralized commerce. We’re backed by some of the most influential investors in both beauty and technology. We’re looking for someone eager to join our team that’s passionate about the future of commerce and ownership.