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Head of Ops



Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

About us

Flashbots started in 2020 as a research and development organization formed to mitigate the negative externalities and existential risks posed by Maximal Extractable Value (MEV). Since then, we have had an immense impact on the world of crypto through mev-geth, Flashbots Protect, MEV-Boost, MEV-Share, our open research and soon-to-be SUAVE.

Our mission is clear: illuminate, democratize and distribute.

We seek to ensure that the value created on decentralized, public blockchains is transparent and distributed. We do this by conducting cutting-edge research, building mission-critical products, and coordinating a diverse community with competing interests.

Our vibe is astro-pirate-punk: irreverent, anarchic, excellent, autonomous. We’re explorers, hackers, builders, thinkers. We are relaxed, composed, and at ease in the world, but beneath our suave exterior, we do not have the time or inclination to be anything but the best.

About the role:

Flashbots has evolved from a visionary startup to a dynamic leader in the blockchain and crypto space, facing the exciting challenges that come with rapid growth and innovation. As we embark on this new phase, we are looking for a Head of Operations to guide our teams and operational frameworks towards even greater heights.

This pivotal role involves leading our operational strategies, bridging gaps between various departments, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and efficiency. The Head of Operations will play a central role in ensuring Flashbots not only grows but thrives, maintaining agility and robustness in our processes and systems within our unique, non-traditional collaborative environment.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Develop and implement operations strategy, aligning with Flashbots' ethos.

  • Navigate between high-level strategic projects and hands-on execution of those initiatives.

  • Enhance key operational domains such as finance, human resources, and legal operations, maximizing efficiency and impact.

  • Facilitate operational cohesion between functional groups across Research, Product, and Coordination workstreams.

  • Address conflicts constructively, adapting to change with agility, catalyzing challenges into opportunities for organizational growth.

  • Meticulously document processes, decisions, and rationales, ensuring operations transparency and providing a foundation for informed decision-making and continuous improvement.

  • Collaboratively engage in risk management, articulating and implementing frameworks to mitigate risk.

We’re Looking for a Blend of:

  • A seasoned leader with experience in operational strategy and execution, ideally in fast-paced, startup settings.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including communication, empathy, and the ability to inspire a diverse, global team.

  • Strategic mindset capable of identifying complex challenges, devising practical solutions, and driving successful implementation.

  • Experience in managing evolving organizational structures, nurturing their growth and effectiveness over time.

  • Exceptional project management skills, demonstrating a bias for action and ownership of projects.

  • Skilled at fostering team cohesiveness, supporting positive resolutions and team well being.

  • Deep understanding of the crypto landscape and appreciation for Flashbots' mission and ethos.

Details that matter

  • Significantly above market rate equity compensation package

  • Unlimited PTO with a high level of freedom and autonomy for your work

  • Attractive health coverage package for US employees

  • $3000 Yearly budget for your individual learning and development goals

  • Work alongside the brightest minds in the crypto space

  • Help save the world by ensuring crypto remains decentralized, permissionless and censorship-resistant

  • Remote working - work from anywhere in the world

  • Paid travel - 2 x team on-site in different parts of the world per year plus periodic travel to events

At Flashbots, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.