uPort Product Lead for Platform

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uPort is putting the user at the center of Web 3.0, building a new identity system that gives each of us control of our own data and empowers us to use it in new and exciting ways. Our platform will let consumers and businesses transact with privacy and security, create more valuable and trusting relationships, and coordinate in more effective ways.

The team is currently ~25 accomplished, results-oriented, and collaborative individuals from all around the world. We bring a wide assortment of past experiences and perspectives. We come together based on a shared belief in the power of decentralized technologies and a dedication to creating a more secure, more convenient, more flexible, and more valuable digital world — built on open and empowering uPort identities.

To achieve this mission, we are seeking a product leader to oversee our growing technology platform. Our tech stack includes ethereum smart contracts, infrastructure integrations, libraries, mobile apps, web apps, micro-services, APIs and more. The decentralized identity system we are aiming to build requires even more, so as we grow we'll look to community/open source development models and partnerships.

This position will drive strategy around this model, mature our product development capabilities, and help both our internal team and external development community build this vision.

  • Work with growth and technical teams to develop product strategy, business cases, and a roadmap that achieves our aggressive product goals
  • Collaborate closely with software development teams to understand and develop product requirements in line with our roadmap
  • Develop staffing, resource management, and workflow plans for a diverse group of developers and designers, most of whom work remotely
  • Lead a culture of constant testing, user-feedback, and analysis to iterate on products and plans
  • Constantly evaluate and mitigate project risks and test critical assumptions
  • Facilitate cross-team decision making (and measurement), balancing priorities in a constantly changing environment
  • Effectively communicate strategy, plans, progress and impact to various parties
  • Monitor, evaluate and proactively plan for competitors' product development and growth
  • Manage stable, frequent and well-communicated release schedule of uPort products
  • Represent uPort and ConsenSys globally, at meetings with members, and at conferences


ABOUT YOU
  • 5+ years Product Management experience, ideally on platforms spanning mobile, web, libraries, and infrastructure
  • Experience coaching, motivating, and giving feedback to a large team of developers
  • Experienced executer of fast-paced Agile processes
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed and resilient are a requirement
  • Led multi-functional teams in past roles
  • Effective communicator through writing and visuals
  • Technical background
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with constantly evolving, decentralized, diverse teams to get things done efficiently
  • You'll work from North America, South America, Africa, or Europe

Bonus points for:
  • Experience building with an open-source community
  • Experience building developer tools
  • Experience scaling a company and product
  • Experience with platform or multi-sided marketplace business models
  • Experience with digital identity
  • Experience helping launch a new product category
  • Interest in blockchain or Ethereum


Working at uPort
Flexibility: Just like our technology, our team is decentralized. Our headquarters are in Brooklyn but the majority of our team works remotely — flexibility is our natural environment. You'll be joining and contributing to a vibrant culture based on transparency, ownership, and accountability.

Diversity: Each of us at uPort brings a unique set of skills and values to the team. As a collective of individuals focused on identity, we are committed to incorporating, respecting, and celebrating diversity in its myriad forms. Each team member is valued their individuality rather than their group identity. We actively seek all perspectives and views as we strive to build a team that represents our global user base.

A movement: uPort is created on top of the Ethereum blockchain, and is part of the Consensys ecosystem. ConsenSys is a new kind of organization focused on building and scaling products—like uPort—that power a decentralized future. The mission is to use these solutions to power the emerging economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. Our teams are busy at work shaping the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, media, security and infrastructure, and more. We are a network (mesh) of individuals & teams working with autonomy towards a shared goal.

Benefits: As part of Consensys, uPort employees have access to a growing set of benefits that are expanding to keep up with our global growth. Depending on location, these include: healthcare, commuter benefits, exciting offices with food, drinks and happy hours, team retreats, conferences and events, continuous learning, and access to the most exciting and talented group of collaborators you'll find anywhere.

Impact: In addition, you will join the most exciting business on the planet, truly pioneering technology and real-world impact like no other project in the market. You will be instrumental in building a transformative set of products and a business with huge potential!

To apply

We are looking for extraordinary and passionate people to help grow our product, team, community and culture - include a note about why you think you're a phenomenal fit for our team.

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