Vice President of Business Operations & Strategy

Job Description

At OP Labs, we recognize Ethereum’s potential to address humanity’s most critical coordination challenges. Since our inception as a research group, we’ve been dedicated to advancing both the technology and principles of Ethereum.

Currently, the primary obstacle to Ethereum’s growth is its performance and scalability. At OP Labs, we’re committed to developing the most sophisticated solution to this issue. We operate transparently under the MIT open-source license, believing in the power of open-source innovation to drive progress.

As the team behind Optimism mainnet and the infrastructure supporting all OP-Stack chains, we’re dramatically enhancing Ethereum’s performance and reinvesting the profits into funding Ethereum public goods. As a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs aligns its incentives with the greater good, contributing to a sustainable future for the internet.

The Vice President of Business Operations & Strategy will be instrumental in steering Optimism’s growth, efficiency, and profitability. This role involves crafting and executing strategies that align with the Collective’s objectives and drive overall performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and refine Optimism’s long-term strategic plan, analyzing market trends, identifying growth opportunities, and setting objectives to propel the Collective forward.
  • Oversee day-to-day business operations, ensuring efficiency and alignment with strategic goals through process optimization, technology integration, and productivity enhancement.
  • Manage budgeting, financial forecasting, and performance tracking, providing regular reports to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Lead revenue planning and forecasting, identifying new business opportunities and driving expansion into new markets or product lines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and coordination across the organization.
  • Stay informed about peer and competitor positioning, emerging crypto landscapes, and industry trends to inform strategic decisions.
  • Utilize advanced business intelligence tools to provide insights and drive decision-making.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in business strategy roles (e.g., management consulting, investment banking, startup operations).
  • Strong analytical skills for data-driven decision-making in ambiguous situations.
  • Proven track record of revenue operations leadership in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Excellent cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to build consensus across all levels of the organization.
  • Deep understanding of blockchain, protocols, DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and other crypto-native technologies.
  • Experience leading supporting functions (e.g., DevRel, Data, Finance) to accelerate growth.
  • Superior communication skills (written and verbal).

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits package, and 401K match.
  • Supportive and diverse team environment where accomplishments are celebrated.
  • Fully remote work setup with highly engaged and skilled colleagues.
  • Long-term vision and commitment to Ethereum since 2015.
  • Emphasis on diversity and inclusion, welcoming candidates from all backgrounds to contribute to our mission.

We invite candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to apply, as we believe our work is strengthened by a variety of viewpoints. Join us at OP Labs and be part of shaping the future of Ethereum.