Head of Product at Subspace Labs

Job Description

Subspace Labs is a venture-backed startup at the forefront of innovation, blending AI and Web3 technologies. We’re preparing to launch our mainnet this year, introducing the Subspace Network—a highly decentralized, next-generation layer one blockchain utilizing a novel proof-of-archival storage (PoAS) consensus mechanism. Our platform is designed to foster global collaboration between humans and AI, marking the start of a new era of possibilities. Our work is rooted in original research funded by the US National Science Foundation. For more information, visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a visionary Head of Product to lead our product development efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining the product strategy and roadmap, managing the product lifecycle from inception to launch, and leading a team of skilled product managers and UX designers. This role requires close collaboration with engineering, marketing, and sales teams to ensure our products meet strategic goals and market demands.

In this role you will:

  • Develop a product roadmap and strategy while defining requirements for core user and developer-facing products.
  • Lead the product team in user research, interface design, product launches, and ongoing product support.
  • Work with the Director of Protocol and Director of Engineering to translate requirements and designs into coordinated milestones aligned with the product roadmap.
  • Conduct frequent marketing experiments within a lean product development framework as we iterate on our product roadmap.
  • Engage with our community across various channels to validate requirements, gather feedback, and provide product support.
  • Train product leads on clarifying user stories and personas.
  • Build a product team from scratch, including product managers, UI/UX designers, user researchers, product marketing, and product support specialists, through initial screening and technical interviews.
  • Monitor progress towards key product milestones, ensuring transparency to the broader team and community using tools like Github projects, Lucidchart, and Notion.

Key Requirements:

  • At least three years of experience in the Web3 industry and five years as a product manager or product lead.
  • Proven track record of end-to-end planning and execution of a Web3 product that remains active in the market.
  • Hands-on involvement throughout the product lifecycle, initially as an individual contributor and later training new team members.
  • Strong technical background in cryptographic protocols and smart contract architecture, with the ability to understand technical whitepapers and protocols.
  • Passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies.

Bonus Experience:

  • Experience with early-stage Layer 1 and Layer 2 projects.
  • Experience with open-source, community-driven software projects, including wallets, block explorers, and node interfaces.
  • Experience building and leading remote-first, distributed product teams.
  • Experience in smart contract development, full-stack decentralized application development, or blockchain infrastructure and developer tools.
  • Experience with developer SDKs and building developer ecosystems.
  • Background in software engineering or computer science.

What We Offer:

  • The flexibility to work from anywhere in the world.
  • A competitive salary with generous equity and token grants.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (for US-based employees only).
  • A unique opportunity to shape the future of the internet.
  • Team off-sites in various global locations.