Filecoin Product Manager - FVM

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About Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates, and community members. Most teams in the Protocol Labs Network are fully distributed and work remotely around the world. Engineers, researchers, and operators work in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (crypto, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).

The FVM Project ( https://fvm.filecoin.io/https://fvm.filecoin.io/">https://fvm.filecoin.io/> ) seeks an extraordinary Product Manager to help lay the foundation for a more resilient, more secure, decentralized version of the web.

Product Management at Protocol Labs and FVM

Engineering at Protocol Labs is not just about writing world-class code. We create software systems that tackle significant challenges. In re-decentralizing the web, we work on hundreds of open source projects pursuing everything from research to end-user products. Product Management at Protocol Labs is focused on creating the feedback systems and product strategy approaches that inform this engineering work to maximize impact to the broader decentralized web movement. Product Managers at Protocol Labs engage deeply with the engineering teams building technical breakthroughs, and the communities that make them run!

This role is focused on the FVM Project ( https://fvm.filecoin.io/https://fvm.filecoin.io/">https://fvm.filecoin.io/> ), a new virtual machine for user-defined smart contracts that will unlock the full potential of the Filecoin network. FVM aims to (a) support a multitude of programming models for smart contracts / actors and (b) facilitate the onboarding of smart contracts and programs written for other environments, so they can leverage the storage capabilities of the Filecoin network.

This is one of the most exciting upgrades coming to the Filecoin network this year, and as a Product Manager on the FVM team, you’d be a core part of shipping this massive upgrade and ensuring the developer community has success building on it.

As a Product Manager at Protocol Labs, you will…

  • Work closely with teams building on FVM and help them with product fit
  • Facilitate the work of our early builders and developers on the FVM stack
  • Communicate development team progress to key stakeholders throughout the community
  • Collect and synthesize community feedback to guide engineering priorities and product strategy
  • Organize and participate in community governance, public presentations, and go to market execution

You may be a fit for this role if you have....

  • Experience building products & communities in open source projects.
  • Experience with go to market strategy for developer ecosystems / APIs (ideally in web3)
  • Familiarity with smart contract technologies and/or crypto-related projects.
  • A level of comfort speaking at conferences and developer summits.
  • Strong written communication skills in short form, medium form, and long form.
  • Strong public communication and stakeholder management.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with blockchain go to market strategy
  • Experience running events & early adopter programs for developers
  • Experience with Smart contracts, EVM, WASM

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What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?
 
Protocol Labs' mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.
 
As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.
 
We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

If you’re passionate about the future of computing and a more democratized internet, we want to talk to you.

 

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