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Lead Technical Program Manager

Optimism Unlimited

Optimism Unlimited

IT, Operations
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

We are the team of contributors at the Optimism Foundation. Our mission is to bootstrap the decentralized governance and development of the Optimism Collective.

We’re looking for a technical leader to own and grow Optimism’s core development program. This individual will be responsible for stewarding development of the OP Stack by coordinating between high-caliber engineering organizations across the Collective. This role requires a unique blend of engineering leadership, technical expertise, and open source management skills.



  • Work with leadership at OP Labs, Optimism Foundation, and the Collective community to draft a comprehensive roadmap for the OP Stack.
  • Help define requirements and product specifications of key features on the roadmap.

Project Management

  • Coordinate between Optimism’s core development teams to assign projects, drive progress, unblock teams, and ensure quality delivery of key roadmap features.
  • Facilitate open discussion of Optimism’s roadmap, prioritization, and execution plan.
  • Communicate broadly with the Optimism community to share progress and create awareness of upcoming technical milestones.

Community & Contribution Management

  • Recruit core development teams, help them get up and running, and overall be responsible for their success as contributors to the OP Stack.
  • Help core devs be successful. Connect engineering teams with the right resources to answer their questions, make sure projects are clearly defined, and identify where process prevents progress.
  • Track open RFPs and manage relationships with the external teams working on them.
  • Work with OP Labs Engineering team and Foundation’s Contributions team to define and iterate on open source contribution processes & guidelines.


  • Support protocol upgrade governance proposals by writing documentation, answering questions, hosting community calls, and generally creating buy-in throughout Token House and Citizens’ House voters/delegates.


  • Experience coordinating and delivering complex large-scale software projects. Maybe you’ve worked as a principal engineer, engineering manager, CTO, or technical program manager.
  • Strong technical background with a solid understanding of web3 software development, blockchain platforms, and system design.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Experience with core development processes or open source software maintenance is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to work outside the United States.