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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 Labs at ConsenSys:

The Labs team works with all 40+ ConsenSys startups and provides them with the specific resources and support they need to grow and succeed.

 

About the role:

An exciting and highly-visible position, the Product Director of Labs serves as a critical bridge between senior leadership and our startup product teams. The Labs team works directly with all 40+ ConsenSys startups and provides them with the specific resources and support they need to maintain momentum, drive product adoption and engagement, and ultimately achieve product-market fit.

The Product Director, Labs will be responsible for building the tools and frameworks, so that each startup develops a tight, data-driven feedback mechanism that allows them to quickly garner market and customer insights and adjust as needed. The Product Director will need to develop and enhance existing processes, including how to:
  • Define user experience work processes/practices (example: use cases, features, user stories)
  • Develop strategic product roadmap planning and how to prioritize new products/projects based on business analysis, customer, and strategic needs
  • Build a continuous customer feedback program and how to prioritize/implement learnings
  • Develop pricing strategies and frameworks
  • Develop strategies for product launches and how to properly conduct user testing
  • Develop value propositions and communicate product advantages into market differentiators
  • Drive and iterate product strategy
  • Document best practices, shared data sets, and determine strategy for creating an institutional knowledge base
  • Evaluate marketing proposals
  • Manage risk through the product lifecycle
  • Define core business metrics to track and measure at each stage of the product lifecycle
  • Properly utilize data and application of data-driven processes to continually measure/monitor performance

This individual is responsible for becoming an internal expert and innovative thought leader/mentor - they will be the go-to person for best practices/innovation in creating an agile product-centric environment within ConsenSys. They will also be responsible for running the cross-functional business cadence with not only ConsenSys startups, but with our teams focused on marketing, design, resource allocation, and senior leadership - all with the goal of optimum operational efficiency.

Responsibilities:
  • Define and articulate guidelines, principles, expectations, goals, and success metrics for product management at ConsenSys. Ensure quality and best practices take place across all projects
  • Act like an owner and think long-term and on behalf of the entire company. Make decisions strategically to determine what frameworks need to be in place to ensure product operational efficiency
  • Play an active role in getting projects to a healthier place when not healthy
  • Promote product-centric best practices culture internally: integrate and enrich development, design, product management, and analytics cultures to ensure a consistent and supportive approach across all startups
  • Have a deep understanding of the value-add of our product offerings and a cursive knowledge of all the technical aspects. Understand where these products can help customers and develop a process for acquiring feedback, so that the individual startups can visualize how solutions can and should evolve
  • Recruit incredible talent and build amazing teams of product managers for ConsenSys

Requirements:
  • Minimum of 10-15+ years of relevant product management experience with increasing responsibility. This experience must include work in both growth-stage company environments, as well as in larger companies. Must have a successful track record of building new products that create competitive advantages in the market.
  • 5+ years in a leadership/management role
  • Deeply familiar with with agile methodology
  • Experience navigating and working within a complex, matrixed environment and experience managing relationships, business dynamics, internal/external partners, and stakeholders
  • Experience driving out complexity in products to maintain and grow product adoption and define product differentiation
  • High emotional intelligence and empathy, while maintaining impeccable judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, workflow, and people to drive tasks to completion
  • Strong business acumen and a commitment to excellence/high standards
  • Prior experience working in a remote-first culture and international work environment

 

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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