Protocol Opportunities Lead

About the Role

We are seeking a Protocol Opportunities Lead to help support and grow our staking business division
Candidates should have a deep knowledge of Web 3 and a desire to go even further down the Web 3 rabbithole
This is a cross-functional role which includes business strategy, protocol analysis, relationship management, and ecosystem participation
This is a full-time remote-first position
 

The Protocol Opportunities Lead will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and submitting new protocol opportunities for Figment
Opportunities can include but are not limited to, new Proof of Stake networks, staking pools, Layer 2s, and middleware networks that receive a high conviction score
As a fast-growing startup company, it’s critical that you are comfortable working in an unstructured environment, dealing with uncertainty, minimal direction, and working across a range of projects and functional areas

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Identify and perform due diligence on upcoming protocol opportunities and build thoughtful relationships with upcoming protocol founders
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis on supported networks
  • Maintain frameworks and processes for identifying and approving new protocol opportunities
       
  • Work closely with the DevOps, Sales, and CS teams on opportunity prioritization
     
  • Conduct research on Web 3 topics like interoperability, modularity, zero-knowledge, and shared security
     
  • Create opportunity and portfolio reports for internal teams at Figment
     
  • Engage with Web 3 communities in external channels and at conferences and events

Qualifications

  • Self-starter with the demonstrated ability of operating in a fast-paced environment
     
  • Personable and comfortable communicating with others across teams and platforms on a regular basis – high EQ
  • Possessing 2-5 years in a similar role within the tech industry or startup environment
  • Demonstrable blockchain knowledge with high energy, interest, and desire to go deeper down the Web 3 rabbithole
  • Currently active on crypto Twitter or has the desire to build a reputation on Twitter
  • Published articles, blogs, content on relevant subject matter, or a demonstrable desire to do so
  • Organized with an emphasis on documentation and knowledge transfer

One of Figment’s core principles is “Making the Invisible Visible” – ensuring transparency and information sharing in all communication
Figment is committed to transparency regarding pay, benefits, and other compensation types for all internal roles as well as all roles being hired for

Base Salary: The US base salary range for this position is$90,000 – $135,000 USD
The Canadian base salary range for this position is$90,000 – $135,000 CAD
This range reflects base salary only, and does not include additional compensation or benefits
For candidates in other countries, the pay range will be disclosed upon your first interview with Figment (being a globally remote company, the list of salary ranges would simply be too long to note here!)
The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum range for a new hire across all of the US
A candidate’s specific pay within the range will be determined by various factors including job-related skills, relevant education, and training

Benefits: All employees of Figment receive the following competitive benefits
For candidates beyond Canada and the US, benefits will be outlined during your first interview with Figment

  • 100% remote-first environment, with co-working spaces in our employee “hubs” across the globe for those who enjoy a hybrid model
  • 4 weeks of PTO that kick in day one, with an additional 1 week of flex days
  • Extended company-paid health benefits that kick in day one
  • Best in class parental leave and flexible arrangements 
  • A home office stipend to create a space that you enjoy working in
  • Monthly Wifi reimbursement
  • A yearly Learning & Development budget
  • 401K (US) or RRSP match (Canada)
  • Stock Options in the company
  • Competitive bonus (based on company performance) that is distributed quarterly – we believe that the company’s success should be shared with our employees often
    • For roles listed within the Sales Department, there is instead a competitive commissions structure which will be outlined during your first interview with Figment
  • Annual onsite company gatherings and retreats to inspire team bonding, collaboration, and fun!
  • A culture of honesty, professionalism and risk taking in a high-growth environment

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