Stacks (S14)
Stacks brings apps and smart contracts to Bitcoin.

Head of Open Source

New York, NY / Remote
6+ years
About Stacks

Hiro contributes to Stacks’ core infrastructure and open-source libraries and builds products like the Stacks Wallet and Stacks Explorer. We’re headquartered in New York City with a globally distributed team that includes scientists from Princeton, Stanford, MIT and other top universities.

About the role

Skills: JavaScript, Linux

Blockstack is a decentralized computing platform. It’s the easiest way to build decentralized apps that can scale. More info here.

Blockstack PBC, a public benefit corp, is dedicated to building the core Blockstack protocols and developer platform. Blockstack PBC’s mission is to enable an open, decentralized internet which will benefit all internet users by giving them more control over information and computation.

Blockstack PBC is headquartered in New York City, with a globally distributed team located across Hong Kong, Gambia, Barcelona, Toronto, and Seattle.

We’re looking for a Head of Open Source to increase development in our open source community. In this role you will interface with the Blockstack PBC engineers, developers building decentralized apps, and most importantly the broader open-source community to prioritize feature development of our open source software. You will lay the groundwork in strategy and implementation to motivate 1000s of engineers to open PRs that improve the Blockstack codebase.

You will:

  • Be responsible for the development of all ecosystem projects/repositories that are not explicitly maintained by Blockstack PBC engineers and are developed by the broader open-source community.
  • Be a critical liaison between our development community and internal engineering team.
  • Introduce engineering processes that engagement our open source community and increase number of pull requests across repositories.
  • Ensure that the Blockstack open-source software meets the criteria of Blockstack engineering quality and values; we go above and beyond the call of duty to protect Blockstack users.
  • Increase our open source engagement, shape and drive open source metrics
  • Assist the Blockstack community with difficult to answer architecture and engineering questions, and provide senior engineering problem-solving guidance.
  • Work closely with the Blockstack PBC CEO and Head of Engineering to shape the roadmap of Blockstack software.

You have:

  • 5+ years of development experience and a strong open source portfolio
    -Built OSS that produces code at a scale many times larger than your internal team.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • A desire to work in a transparent open-source structure with many contributors(not reporting to you).
  • A formal training in CS and can take a deep dive on design decisions with core engineers.
  • Familiarity with crypto protocols and blockchains or a strong passion to learn this rapidly developing technology.
  • Passion for enabling fundamental digital rights for all internet users.

Blockstack PBC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and deeply cares about building a diverse team. Benefits include remote work options, token grants in addition to equity compensation, and a budget for learning and education. We also offer 100% paid gold health benefits, daily lunch, and our spacious NYC HQ is centrally located in Flatiron.


Our engineering team builds software using JavaScript/ES6, React, Redux, and Swift on the frontend, and Python 2, bash, Rust, and Bitcoin Core on the backend.

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