Head of Protocol Development

Head of Protocol Development Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Protocol Development to join our team.


  • Defining a technical vision and strategy for development methodologies;
  • Work jointly with counterparts in other teams to increase sharing of technical vision and strategy across teams;
  • Define architecture and implement new protocol that support high volume real-time transactional processing;
  • Define engineering strategy and roadmap in collaboration with Head of DevOps , Heads of Security, Engineering and Research;
  • Lead a software engineering team in the design and development of high-performance, highly complex systems and protocol builds;
  • Pe prepared to present talks at local and international conferences;
  • As lead maintainer, you be responsible for the majority of Code Reviews and Pull Request reviews;
  • Provide direction, leadership and act as a role model to senior developers and team members;
  • Line management responsibility across the development and testing functions;
  • Drive improvements in our development practice of continuous delivery and promote cloud computing and open-source solutions;
  • Produce accessible, well-written documentation; including RFC’s, andblog posts;
  • Champion software engineering culture and ensure environment continues to develop as a great and enriching place to work;
  • Define deliverables, benchmark performance;
  • Ensuring the operational support and monitoring is in place for live running of services.


  • Recognized Computer Science, Mathematics / Statistics / Cryptography Qualification NQF 7 or higher.