Polkadot Ecosystem Success Manager

Parity Technologies

Remote


Job Description

The Ecosystem Success team focuses on supporting external development teams who are building solutions for the Substrate and Polkadot ecosystem. As the Polkadot ecosystem is currently undergoing its first production-grade launches of parachains we want to help the teams more in enabling new and not yet seen use-cases utilizing all the unique features in a multi-chain world. If we see the Polkadot ecosystem as an ecosystem of sub-ecosystems, we want to ensure going forward that all the products and services in the wider ecosystem get the right adoption when building as well as enable strong collaboration between the sub-ecosystems where needed. The overall objective is to improve collaboration and accelerate the adoption of the Polkadot parachains. The ideal candidate will have crypto/blockchain experience and will have spent significant time working in/with start-ups. They will be able to meaningfully contribute to the product, go-to-market, and strategic business decisions for start-up technology companies. They will also possess the interpersonal and analytical skills to manage high-value relationships with critical external partners effectively.

We are looking for a talented individual with the right mix of entrepreneurial instinct, technical understanding, and strategic thinking.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support running the , from managing team evaluations, leading the continuous engagement for support, and helping teams to ensure a successful product launch.
  • Develop a vision and set the strategic direction of the Polkadot Ecosystem support which aligns with Parachains’ needs, their business growth, and the overall technology strategy.
  • Own and drive the lifecycle of the whole initiative from design, launch and development of cross-functional partnerships.
  • Manage product requirements including feasibility, time, cost, and impact.
  • Maintain multiple team-specific roadmaps in-line with the strategic vision
  • Work cross-functionally with engineering, operations, and marketing teams
  • Pursue a deep understanding of end-user and parachain teams’ needs through research and data analysis
  • Build, mentor and manage a Polkadot focused support team including product managers and community managers, and nurture a parachain-driven product culture
  • Drive scalable processes and innovation around the product development cycle
  • Develop metrics and KPIs to measure the success of products and identify areas for improvement
  • Collaborate across teams to communicate product strategies with internal stakeholders and adjust priorities according to feedback

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience working in product leadership roles
  • Strong experience in the FinTech or Cryptocurrency industry
  • Strong experience in the Startup environment
  • Drive to create groundbreaking products, and create exponential success as part of a high performing team
  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate teams across a variety of functional roles
  • Past track record of recruiting and developing a high performing product team
  • Passionate about the customers and demonstrated experience in building a relationship with them
  • Experience interpreting customer needs and market trends
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience leading deeply technical product plans and aligning business strategy and technology delivery
  • Proven change agent and a strong strategic thinker
  • Proven track record of clear communications with C-suite stakeholders and across cross-functional teams
  • A data-driven method for decision making using KPIs and metrics
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