Head of Product at Subspace Labs

May 30, 2024

Job Description

Subspace Labs is a pioneering startup, backed by venture capital, that’s venturing into a new frontier at the crossroads of AI and Web3. With our imminent mainnet launch this year, the Subspace Network stands as an exceptionally decentralized, cutting-edge layer one blockchain fueled by a groundbreaking proof-of-archival storage (PoAS) consensus mechanism. Our endeavor lays the groundwork for worldwide collaboration between humans and AI, heralding a new era of possibilities. Funded by the US National Science Foundation, Subspace is built upon original research. For more details, please visit our website and delve into the technical whitepaper.

Position Overview: We are on the lookout for a forward-thinking Head of Product to spearhead our product development endeavors. The ideal candidate will define the product strategy and roadmap, oversee the entire product lifecycle from inception to launch, and lead a team comprising talented product managers and UX designers. Close collaboration with engineering, marketing, and sales teams is essential to ensure our products are in sync with our strategic objectives and market demands.

In this role, you will:

  • Work directly with the team to craft a product roadmap and strategy, outlining requirements for our core user and developer-facing products.
  • Lead the product team in conducting user research, designing user interfaces, coordinating product launches, and maintaining product support.
  • Collaborate with our Director of Protocol and Director of Engineering to translate requirements and designs into actionable milestones aligned with the product roadmap.
  • Conduct frequent marketing experiments under a lean product development approach as we continuously refine our product roadmap.
  • Engage with our community across various channels to validate requirements, gather feedback, and offer product support.
  • Educate our product leads on how to elucidate user stories and personas.
  • Establish a product team from scratch, including product managers, UI/UX designers, user researchers, product marketing, and product support specialists, through initial screening and in-depth technical interviews.
  • Monitor progress towards key product milestones and ensure visibility to the wider team and community using GitHub projects, Lucidchart, and Notion.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in the Web3 industry, with five years in a product manager or product lead role.
  • Serve as the primary individual responsible 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 in training 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 in launching and working with Layer 1 and Layer 2 projects at an early stage.
  • Familiarity with open-source, community-driven software projects, particularly wallets, block explorers, and node interfaces.
  • Experience in building and leading remote-first, distributed product teams.
  • Proficiency in smart contract development, full-stack decentralized application development, or blockchain infrastructure and dev tooling.
  • Experience with developer SDKs and building developer ecosystems.
  • Background in software engineering or computer science.

What We Offer:

  • Remote work from any location worldwide.
  • Competitive salary with generous equity and token grants.
  • Health insurance coverage (US-based only) including medical, dental, and vision.
  • An unparalleled opportunity to influence the future of the internet.
  • Team off-sites held in various global locations.