Governance Liaison Lead

Chainlink Labs is the leading provider of secure and reliable Web3 services that have enabled trillions of dollars in transaction value across DeFi, insurance, gaming, NFTs, and other major industries. Chainlink Web3 services enhance smart contracts by connecting them to real-world data sources and off-chain computation across any blockchain and provide global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains. Chainlink Labs is dedicated to the development and integration of Chainlink as the industry-standard Web3 services platform connecting the world to blockchains.

At Chainlink Labs, we empower the broader Chainlink community and build world-class Web3 solutions with global enterprises such as AWS, Google, T-Systems, and leading development teams at the forefront of the smart contract ecosystem, including Aave, Compound, Synthetix, GMX, and many more. Through a fusion of cutting-edge academic research and an industry focus on user needs, our mission is to enable the next generation of smart contracts and build a world powered by truth.

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.As the Governance Liaison Lead at Chainlink Labs, you will be at the forefront of shaping and executing our governance strategy initiatives. You will play a critical role in cultivating and managing relationships with key stakeholders for DAOs associated with our top DeFi accounts. Additionally, you will develop strategies for ecosystem development and frameworks to align the Chainlink community with the relevant DAOs.

Objectives of this Role

    • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders for DAOs related to our top DeFi accounts and blockchain foundations
    • Formulate the strategy for ecosystem development and community alignment
    • Drive proactive development, socialization, and delegate commitment to proposals for major DAOs, whether protocol or blockchain foundation.
    • Lead negotiations to pass proposals with DAOs as necessary.
    • Utilize your extensive network and relationships within the crypto space to engage with senior stakeholders in relevant target entities like DAOs, delegate networks, and liquidity sources such as private whale investors, wealth funds, family offices, and VCs.
    • Leverage your business development experience to originate, negotiate, and pass strategic proposals, working closely with legal, finance, and product teams.
    • Demonstrate deep experience working across web3 in blockchains, decentralized applications (dApps), or industry players.
    • Serve as a credible external spokesperson for Chainlink Labs in public and community forums.
    • Embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and adaptability to thrive in a startup environment, being agile and responsive to company and market needs.
    • Possess technical foundations and/or experience working in a technical/security-oriented environment.
    • Be willing to travel frequently for in-person events and meetings.

Skills & Qualifications

    • Proven track record of building and managing relationships with key stakeholders in the crypto space, particularly within DAOs, delegate networks, and liquidity sources.
    • Business development experience, including originating, negotiating, and closing partnerships or deals with creative terms.
    • Deep understanding of web3 technologies, blockchains, and decentralized applications.
    • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to work effectively across various teams and stakeholders.
    • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to thrive in a dynamic startup environment.
    • Technical foundations and/or experience working in a technical/security-oriented environment.
    • Willingness to travel frequently for in-person events and meetings.
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). We encourage you to apply regardless of your location. Commitment to Equal OpportunityChainlink Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need when applying for a role or in our recruitment process, please contact us via this form.Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates and ApplicantsInformation collected and processed as part of your Chainlink Labs Careers profile, and any job applications you choose to submit is subject to our Privacy Policy. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

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