Product Owner & Technical Project Manager - Paris

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About ConsenSys
ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading global blockchain technology firm. Our mission is to transform the emerging economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet by building and scaling applications, disruptive startups, and enterprise software products empowered by decentralized technology, specifically Ethereum.

Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, USA, ConsenSys was founded in 2014 has tripled in size every year since then. Today, we bring together close to 600 team members in 27 countries including top-tier, passionate engineers, product managers, designers, entrepreneurs and consultants. We have offices in the USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Dubai, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, and other locations.

Our Enterprise team is responsible for helping corporate clients and governments identify how blockchain technology is likely to transform their industry, and subsequently developing and delivering innovative, decentralized applications and digital ventures. We are involved in some of the most innovative blockchain projects in the world: the City of Dubai's Smart Dubai blockchain strategy; project UBIN (a decentralized interbank settlement system) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore; as well as high-profile cooperations with JP Morgan, Banco Santander and BHP Billiton. Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, energy, security and infrastructure, and more.

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 the role
As Product Owner & Technical Project Manager at ConsenSys you will be the privileged interface between our tech team and corporate clients or governments in the delivery of complex softwares. Your job will be to craft, implement, and execute processes to streamline workflows and reduce friction. You track and stabilize projects, remove roadblocks, and anticipate clients needs to free up our engineers so they can focus their time and attention on the technical problems they are best equipped to solve.

This position requires a combination of project management, fast paced execution, process optimization, as well as problem solving & creativity. It involves leading client interactions, collaborating with cross-functional teams (made of developers, solution architects, designers, QA consultants, DevOps engineers...), working on multiple types of problems and challenges as well as being the first responder when things go wrong.
Job requirements Required
  • 3+ years experience in managing technical software projects in agile environment
  • Strong experience as an agile product owner including redacting clear & exhaustive user stories as well as proactively maintaining a product backlog
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in French and English
  • Regular user of common agile project management tools such as Jira, Asana, GitLab board, Kanban...
Bonus points for
  • Blockchain/DLT project implementation experience - ideally Ethereum based
  • Having worked in a startup as well as in a big corporate environment
  • Technology industry experience (Tech Startups, Fintech products, Google, Microsoft...)
  • Regular user of the Google suite (spreadsheets, docs, slides)
Other skills to demonstrate
  • Thoroughness on requirements, timelines, cost, people, decisions and actions
  • Excellent customer service skills with record of developing strong client partnerships
  • Ability to set expectations, organize & plan projects, and restitute information proactively
  • Self-starter, you run quickly with little supervision and operate with a sense of urgency in executing and delivering
Why join ConsenSys? 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. We believe that there is an opportunity to bring the remaining 2 billion unbanked people into the global economy and to radically transform our society for the enrichment of humankind
  • 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
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is less than 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much 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
  • Continuous learning and improvements. You’ll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game
  • ConsenSys was named a Top 100 FinTech company by KPMG's 2016 Fintech Innovators report
A few important things to know
  • Some travel could be required. Projects may be on client sites, so our team members need to be flexible and up for travel. We do our best to take people’s personal situations into account, but we know it’s not for everyone
  • To apply for a role at our Paris office, you need to live in Paris and speak French fluently. If you do not meet these criteria, we are certainly able to find another role for you at ConsenSys

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