Director of Blockchain Engineering

Snips is hiring!


Snips is a voice platform for connected devices. It enables makers and companies to add a voice assistant to their products via a simple web interface.

Created in 2013, the vision behind Snips has been to put an AI assistant in every device, making technology so intuitive that it disappears into the background. We are now over 50 people, with offices in Paris and New York.

What makes Snips unique is that everything runs locally on the device the user is speaking to, meaning no data ever gets sent to the cloud. This guarantees Privacy by Design and resilience to internet outages, making Snips the first ever voice technology to be GDPR compliant.

Our web platform was launched in June, and already has more than 7000 developers who created over 17000 assistants.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and consider every profile equally. We are also family friendly, and welcome parents, young parents and future parents!

What you will do

Snips is looking for a Director of Blockchain Engineering to lead our technical efforts around blockchains.

Since its inception in 2013, Snips has been building AI technologies that respect Privacy. As part of our roadmap, we are launching the first consumer voice assistant that is Private by Design, Open Source and decentralized. We plan on using a blockchain to power this new consumer ecosystem, from payments in our voice app marketplace to private analytics and improving the quality of models using decentralized, private machine learning.

As the most senior technical lead focusing on blockchain, your role will be to define our decentralization strategy, make technical choices, hire a team and execute accordingly.

English is the official language of the company, as we have over 12 different nationalities, so don't worry if you don't speak French!

On top of a competitive salary, we offer many perks including relocation assistance and VISA sponsorships, laptops, makers kits, language classes, sports classes, full health insurance, a transport card and free lunches!

What we are looking for

  • must have experience managing a technical team
  • must be passionate about blockchain
  • must understand the major blockchains (Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, ..)
  • must understand concepts behind Dapps
  • must be well connected within the blockchain ecosystem

  • optional: understanding machine learning

  • optional: experience with Scala and Rust

Recruitment Process

  • application form
  • interviews
  • onsite trial

Additional Information

  • Contract type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75002)