Head of Product at Subspace Labs

Job Description

Subspace Labs, a startup backed by venture capital, is pioneering a fresh domain at the convergence of AI and Web3. Our imminent launch of the Subspace Network, scheduled for this year, marks a departure from traditional centralized models, introducing a radically decentralized layer one blockchain. This innovative blockchain operates on a proof-of-archival storage (PoAS) consensus mechanism. Funded by the US National Science Foundation, our project serves as a platform for global collaboration between humans and AI, unlocking a realm of new possibilities.

To learn more, please visit our website and peruse the technical whitepaper.

Position Overview: We’re in search of a visionary Head of Product to spearhead our product development efforts. The ideal candidate will chart the product strategy and roadmap, oversee the entire product lifecycle from inception to launch, and manage a team of adept product managers and UX designers. Collaboration with engineering, marketing, and sales departments is crucial to ensure our products align with strategic objectives and market demands.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the team to formulate a product roadmap and strategy, specifying requirements for our core user and developer-oriented products.
  • Lead the product team in conducting user research, designing user interfaces, orchestrating product launches, and providing ongoing support.
  • Work closely with the Director of Protocol and Director of Engineering to translate requirements and designs into actionable milestones in line with the product roadmap.
  • Conduct frequent marketing experiments within a lean product development framework to refine our product roadmap.
  • Engage with the community across various channels to validate requirements, gather feedback, and offer product support.
  • Educate product leads on clarifying user stories and personas.
  • Establish a product team from scratch, comprising product managers, UI/UX designers, user researchers, product marketing, and support specialists, through initial screening and technical interviews.
  • Monitor progress towards key product milestones, making it transparent to the wider team and community using tools like Github projects, Lucidchart, and Notion.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum three years of experience in the Web3 industry, with at least five years as a product manager or lead.
  • Demonstrated responsibility for end-to-end planning and execution of an active Web3 product.
  • Ability to be hands-on throughout the product lifecycle, initially as an individual contributor and later as a mentor to new team members.
  • Strong technical background in cryptographic protocols and smart contract architecture, with a passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies.

Bonus Experience:

  • Experience with early-stage Layer 1 and Layer 2 projects.
  • Involvement in open-source, community-driven software projects, particularly wallets, block explorers, and node interfaces.
  • Leadership of remote-first, distributed product teams.
  • Proficiency in smart contract development, full-stack decentralized application development, or blockchain infrastructure & dev tooling.
  • Familiarity with developer SDKs and building developer ecosystems.
  • Background in software engineering or computer science.

What We Offer:

  • Remote work from anywhere in the world.
  • Competitive salary with substantial equity and token grants.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (US-based only).
  • An unparalleled opportunity to shape the future of the internet.
  • Team off-sites held in various locations globally.