Self-Managing Systems Designer & Facilitator

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About Consensys

ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal.  Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

About Organizational Development at ConsenSys

Consensys is developing itself as a self organizing system. ConsenSys believes that this is the only way we can be nimble and innovative enough to stay in the lead of the blockchain field. Project DNA combines our Organizational Development & Global Operations Circles. Our goal is to facilitate the development of a self-organizing ecosystem that is agile, scalable, representative and transparent. We coordinate the creation of the mindsets, structures and skillsets needed for self-organization at the individual, team, and company-wide level.

About the role

The Self-Management Facilitator/Systems Designer will be a key facilitator, thought leader and brand builder in improving our ability to scale and move towards a decentralized operating system. You will be instrumental in establishing the brand of the Organizational Development circle as a thought leader in decentralized systems of self-management. You will play an integral role as facilitator and coach to our people in their self-management journey. You will be a critical driver to our ability to scale and move towards a decentralized operating system.

The Organizational Development team is working to build out the operating system, training and skills building capability and education systems needed to build a decentralized, self-managed organization.   Because we are creating a self organizing system, this role requires facilitative leadership -- the ability to develop common vision among teams. Even though the role needs is senior level experience, it also requires the ability to follow the leadership from other team members. That element of culture fit is an essential aspect of this role.

Responsibilities
  • Work with the Organizational Development circle to identify high impact areas for change at the individual, team and system levels
  • Build hypotheses around these areas of change, design,develop and execute these experiments
  • Work with Organizational Development to facilitate the process of building self-organizing systems, practices, and mindsets at ConsenSys with teams, individuals and the company as a whole
  • Help build a diverse team to deliver and measure these experiments
  • Set up key metrics and feedback loops to be able to adapt the process as necessary
  • Build our brand through communication of learnings and case studies throughout the organization

Requirements
  • You have built effective systems of self-management in organizations or communities
  • Proven experience through case studies of building coalitions that have successfully reached their change goals
  • You care about doing high-leverage, impactful work in the world
  • Creating a system of organizing humans built foundationally in trust keeps you up at night or gets you up in the morning
  • Passionate about and have experience in building the “future of work”, e.g. Teal organizations, self-management, movement building
  • You are user-centered in your approach on everything
  • You take an Agile, experimental approach in problem-solving
  • Can communicate with stakeholders across many different businesses and international teams
  • Can build multicultural teams that are highly effective
  • Highly facilitative
  • Creative and innovative problem-solver
  • Able to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with teammates, community members, vendors, and partners
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, yet driven to create order out of chaos
  • Systems thinker, with ability to understand key business drivers that contribute to operational and financial success.
  • Demonstrated desire and drive to be a recognized thought leader within the larger Self-Management or Movement-Building community. An established network and positive brand are a plus.
  • Comfortable with working in a remote-first environment
  • Up to 30% travel

Experience with startups, or working at a non-traditional corporate organization or nonprofit is preferred.  Knowledge about blockchain & Ethereum is not required, but candidates should be interested in the technologies poised to transform the way we live, and be open to learning deeply about blockchain topics.

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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