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DeFi Lead

TON Foundation

TON Foundation

Sales & Business Development · Full-time
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

The Open Network (TON) mission is to put crypto in every pocket. TON is a community fork of the blockchain built by Telegram, a next generation non-EVM technology powered by asynchronous smart contracts and sharding. TON Foundation is a non-profit organization powering the development of the TON ecosystem.

As the DeFi Lead at TON Foundation, you will be responsible for spearheading the development and growth of the DeFi sector within the TON web3 ecosystem propelled by the native wallet inside Telegram. DeFi refers to the integration of blockchain technology with financial services, payments rails, and fostering decentralized value transfer experiences.

We are looking for a candidate who has a combination of blockchain technical acumen (non-developer is fine), financial services and broader market understanding, managerial skills, and strong desire to synthesize knowledge to devise innovative DeFi solutions and growth hacks.

Your role will be pivotal in advancing the DeFi vision of TON. Here are some specific responsibilities:

  1. Strategy and Vision: Develop a comprehensive TON DeFi strategy in alignment with TON Foundation's overall objectives and key results. Outline a clear vision for the DeFi sector and articulate actionable steps to achieve it. Propose innovative solutions to convert Telegram users to first time TON DeFi users.
  2. Project Management: Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of DeFi protocols within the TON ecosystem. Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure projects are completed on time and within the proposed budget.
  3. Team Leadership: Build and lead a team of skilled professionals dedicated to DeFi development and adoption. Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment that encourages innovation, creativity, and professional excellence.
  4. Partnership and Collaboration: Identify potential partners, DeFi protocol developers, and protocols that align with the TON DeFi vision. Establish strong working relationships and collaborations to enhance the presence of DeFi within the web3 ecosystem and in target markets.
  5. Community Engagement: Engage with the DeFi builder and user communities to evangelize TON DeFi concepts and gather feedback. Actively participate in conferences, events, and social media to promote TON DeFi and increase awareness.
  6. Technical Expertise: Stay updated on the latest advancements in both blockchain technology and DeFi industry trends. Apply this knowledge to enhance the technical aspects of DeFi protocols and offerings.
  7. Market Expertise: Stay updated on the latest regulatory developments surrounding DeFi industry and offer thought leadership via panel discussions, podcasts, and social media.
  8. Product Development: Work closely with developers, designers, and product managers to conceptualize, design, and implement DeFi products and services. Ensure that these products meet high-quality standards and user expectations.
  9. Marketing and Promotion: Collaborate with the marketing team to develop effective strategies for promoting DeFi projects. Leverage various marketing channels to reach a broader audience and increase adoption. Devise creative liquidity incentive programs to bootstrap TON DeFi ecosystem.
  10. Metrics and Analysis: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for DeFi projects and regularly evaluate their success. Use data-driven insights to optimize strategies and make informed decisions. Work with the analytics team to assess the current state of TON DeFi and devise programs and solutions to supercharge growth metrics.
  11. Compliance and Security: Ensure that all DeFi initiatives comply with relevant regulations and security best practices. Implement measures to protect user assets and maintain the integrity of the ecosystem.
  12. Roadmap Development: Create a clear and realistic roadmap for the future development of DeFi within the TON ecosystem. Continuously iterate and improve the roadmap based on feedback and changing market conditions.
  13. Research and Innovation: Conduct research on emerging technologies and trends in the DeFi space. Innovate and experiment with new ideas to position TON as a pioneer in the DeFi sector.

As the DeFi Lead, you will play a vital role in shaping the future of decentralized finance powered by TON and Telegram and driving the growth of the TON web3 financial services ecosystem. Strong leadership and technical expertise fueled by your passion for bringing decentralized financial services to the masses will be key in achieving success in this role.

TON Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.