Blockchain Product Manager

Company Name
Acala Network
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Aug 10, 2021
Full time

As a Product Manager your role will focus on feature development for the Acala & Karura DeFi primitives. These are; A trustless staking derivative (liquid DOT); A multi-collateralized stablecoin backed by cross-chain assets (aUSD); And an AMM DEX – all with micro gas fees that can be paid in any token.

You’ll be working closely with our Auckland-based founders on our Product Roadmap, and even closer with our decentralized Engineering Team of 10+. You'll need to balance data-driven roadmap decisions with the technical demands of an Engineering liaison, all while keeping an eye on the user's needs. Your objective will be to make this DeFi suite the most reliable and easiest way for individuals to access decentralized financial services, and for developers to build DeFi applications for the Polkadot blockchain ecosystem.

Our ideal candidate will be a DeFi SuperUser and an experienced web-based Product Manager who has already spent some time working on Ethereum-based blockchain applications, whether commercially successful or not. But at minimum as an Engineering-centric startup we need a code-fluent Product Owner or Manager with a mature interest in decentralized applications and the general concept behind Ethereum and smart contracts. If you're willing to attempt a short evaluation exercise for us, geared toward Blockchain Product Management, then we want to hear from you.

What you'll do

  • Define & Develop the Acala DeFi Product Suite Roadmap for 2022 & beyond

  • Work with cross-functional teams on business plans, product goals, functional requirements and testing/validation

  • Own Product Development from conception to launch, and drive continuous improvement and development initiatives

  • Drive technical specifications, user stories, wireframes, workflows, business rules, and test cases

  • Evaluate and implement monitoring and data visibility tools to ensure reliability, stability and accuracy

  • Help our team(s) design more efficient quality & automation procedures

  • Align teams on a shared vision and steer execution on that vision

What it takes

  • 5+ years experience in web-based software product management

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment

  • Deep understanding of and passion for decentralized applications

  • Technical background and ability to evaluate the technological strengths and weakness of 3rd party solutions

  • Demonstrable analytical problem solving skills in economic areas

  • Alignment with our core values: communication, positivity, continuous learning, and efficient execution