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Head of Operations & Finance

Obol Technologies

Obol Technologies

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
Who Are We?
Obol Labs is a remote-first research and software development team focused on Proof of Stake infrastructure for public blockchain networks. Specific topics of focus are Internet Bonds, Distributed Validator Technology, and Multi-Operator Validation. The core team includes +30 members spread across +15 countries.
The core team is building the Obol Network, a protocol to foster trust-minimized staking through multi-operator validation. This will enable low-trust access to Ethereum staking yield, which can be used as a core building block in various Web3 products.
The Network
The network can be best visualized as a work layer that sits directly on top of the base layer consensus. This work layer is designed to provide the base layer with more resiliency and decentralization as it scales. In this chapter of Ethereum, we will move on to the next great scaling challenge, which is stake centralization. Layers like Obol are critical to the long-term viability and resiliency of public networks, especially networks like Ethereum.
Obol as a layer is focused on scaling main chain staking by providing permissionless access to Distributed Validators. The network utilizes a middleware implementation of Distributed Validator Technology (DVT), to enable the operation of distributed validator clusters that can preserve validators' current client and remote signing configurations.
Similar to how roll-up technology laid the foundation for L2 scaling implementations, we believe DVT will do the same for scaling the consensus layer while preserving decentralization. Staking infrastructure is entering its protocol phase of evolution, which must include trust-minimized staking networks that can be plugged into at scale. We believe DVT will evolve into a widely used primitive and will ensure the security, resiliency, and decentralization of public networks.
The Obol Network develops and maintains three core public goods that will eventually work together through circular economics:
The DV Launchpad, a User Interface for bootstrapping and managing Distributed Validators
Charon, a Golang based middleware client that enables validators to run in a fault-tolerant, distributed manner.
Obol Splits, a set of solidity contracts for the formation of Distributed Validators tailored to different use cases such as DeFi, Liquid Staking, and Fractionalized Deposits
Sustainable Public Goods
Obol is inspired by previous work on Ethereum public goods and experimenting with circular economics. We believe that to unlock innovation in staking use cases, a credibly neutral layer must exist for innovation to flow and evolve vertically. Without this layer, highly available uptime will continue to be a moat.
The Obol Network will become an open, community-governed, self-sustaining project over the coming months and years. Together we will incentivize, build, and maintain distributed validator technology that makes public networks a more secure and resilient foundation to build on top of.
We are looking for Head of Operations & Finance. The main mission will be to ensure that the company operates smoothly, efficiently, and in compliance with regulations, while also managing its financial resources effectively to support growth and innovation.
The Head of Operations & Finance will be responsible for the following areas: Tools and Processes , Project Management and Finance Ops supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Will be responsible for managing a team of 2: a Operations Manager and a Senior Project Manager.
  • The Head of Operations & Finance will be responsible for the following areas:
  • * Tools & Processes:The primary goal is to optimize organizational efficiency by continuously improving processes and tools, ensuring adherence to established procedures, and facilitating effective collaboration and training across teams.
    * Project Management Department: Responsibilities in this area include Project Planning and Cross-functional Collaboration, Process Improvement and Risk Management, and Security and Tools Strategy.
    * Financial Ops: Would be owned by the Head of Ops & Finance and will get support from our external provider.
    The main scope of this area is to manage on-chain operations and ensure compliance with on-chain governance rules, document processes and owners for on-chain operations and ensure that they are up-to-date; Track on-chain assets and ensure that they are properly recorded and accounted for; Report on the financial cost of tools and services used ; Collaborate with the finance analyst to ensure compliance with budget and financial reporting requirements; Identify and report any financial or operational risks related to on-chain operations.

Requirements

  • Previous experience in Web3
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven ability to identify inefficiencies and suggest process improvements.
  • Advanced knowledge of operational technology tools and proven ability on implementing how technology tools can help improve businesses
  • Tools: Excel Skills (Advanced); Quickbooks (Beginner to moderate)
  • Experience using hot and cold wallets.
  • High degree of personal security standards
  • Chat GPT and other AI experience
Thank you for your interest. Looking forward to building amazing stuff together!