Open Source Development Manager


Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



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About us

Founded in 2015 with the mission to protect the open economy, OpenZeppelin is the world leader in securing blockchain applications and smart contracts.

Its bedrock open source Contract Libraries are a public good and industry standard for smart contract development.

OpenZeppelin’s professional expertise, unified with the Defender developer security platform, integrates through clients’ development lifecycles, so teams can plan, code, audit, deploy and operate projects faster and more safely.

Please note: Always refer to OpenZeppelin's official job page for the most accurate information about our open roles, as we have seen multiple third party job sites posting inaccurate information. The Development Team ❤️

The Open Source Development Manager - Ecosystem will be responsible to manage teams that work on software design, development, testing and support for ecosystem open source projects funded by OpenZeppelin partners which includes leading L1s and L2s, including EVM and non-EVM platforms. You will be part of OpenZeppelin’s recognized software development team responsible for the widely adopted OpenZeppelin Contracts, Wizard, and Defender. What you'll be doing

We are seeking a highly skilled and self-driven Open Source Development Manager. This is an exciting new role that will help manage the ecosystem open source development work that OpenZeppelin does for leading L1s and L2s.

You will manage multiple small teams of developers working on ecosystem open source projects, and you will be responsible for project management, efficiency, quality of delivery, and all aspects of people management, including performance management and hiring. You will work with the developers and ecosystem teams as well as other internal OpenZeppelin stakeholders to coordinate development plans, and establish and track processes for quality and security. This position will report to the CTO.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with developers, the CTO, and ecosystem teams to organize work plans

  • Tracking and reporting of all activity for ecosystem development and releases

  • Identifying ways to automate and improve efficiency, quality, and security

  • People management for multiple distributed team of developers

  • Hiring

You have

  • 7+ years of experience in software development.

  • 2+ years in software development management.

  • 2+ years experience working in a web3 development team (Ethereum ecosystem preferred).

  • Technical knowledge of Ethereum and one or more smart contract programming languages (Solidity, Rust, Cairo, etc.).

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills in a collaborative and remote team environment.

Nice to have

  • Experience working in a start-up

  • Experience contributing to open source projects.


Our interview process takes place on Zoom and tends to consist of the following stages:

  • Talent (30 minutes)

  • Leadership (30 minutes)

  • Ecosystem Team (30 minutes)

  • Advisor Leader (30 minutes)

  • Paid work test

  • Reference checks

Please let us know if you require any accommodations for the interview process, and we’ll do our best to provide assistance.


  • Company in-person gatherings in different locations around the world 😎

Fully remote work 🌎

  • Flexible time off 🏝

Paid parental leave for primary or second caregiver 💙

One time work-from-home equipment stipend of up to $500 USD 🪑

Co-working (up to $250/month) 👩‍💻

Medical coverage

Annual Learning & Development budget 🧠

Referral program

Work with a global team in a fast-growing industry 🚀

At OpenZeppelin, we are an equal opportunity employer and we value different perspectives. We are committed to building a diverse workforce. This includes but is not limited to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin and other characteristics that make each one of us unique. In this uniqueness, we find the most value. Come join us!

Salary and compensation

No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Web3, Ethereum and Testing jobs that are similar:

$90,000 — $135,000/year

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