[Resending] TQ Tezos is hiring a Technical Product Manager

Here's your chance to advance Tezos adoption among developers and end users...

Hi Everyone 👋

TQ Tezos is still looking for the right person to fill their open Technical Product Manager role.

In case you missed it the first time around, the original Blockchain PM post is below. Please read it for the details.

And remember, if you’re not the right fit but know someone who might be, please send this along to them. I’m offering at $1,000 referral fee to anyone who refers the candidate to me that gets hired 🙂


In case you missed it, Blockchain PM is back. The last issue was in May. I lost track of things during the height of the pandemic in NYC. You can read more about my plans for Blockchain PM here.

We’re kicking-off the re-launch with a number of job postings. This Technical Product Manager job at TQ Tezos is the first in the series.

If you don’t know them, TQ Tezos is a driving force within the Tezos community. They provided tools and other assets to make it easier to develop on Tezos. The easier it is, the more developers get attracted, who then build more apps, which then attract more users.

The person who takes this TPM job will manage creation of developer tools and digital assets, will create a roadmap in alignment with strategic vision and bring it to life.

This could be a great chance to have a direct impact on growing the Tezos community. This job is also a fantastic entry point into blockchain/crypto, for an experienced TPM. That said, crypto experience would be nice to have, yet isn’t necessary.

So please read through the job description. Reply directly to this email if you’re interested, including a short cover letter and CV.

If you’re not a fit but know someone who is. Please contact me about that too, as I’m offering a referral fee.

Chris

@cjremus

Technical Product Manager, TQ Tezos

About TQ Tezos (Tocqueville Group) 

TQ is a New York-based blockchain technology company advancing the Tezos project. In close collaboration with global teams,TQ builds products on Tezos and developer tools to help other teams all around the world do so. TQ also helps startups and enterprises adopt Tezos for a variety of exciting use cases, facilitating the growth of a robust, high-functioning Tezos ecosystem.

We are hiring a technical product manager to organize and manage Tezos development assets from multiple contributors, manage the assets portal, create an assets roadmap and work with multiple stakeholders and contributors to fulfill it.

This asset repository is a foundational toolbox that enables developers to build on Tezos. Making it more complete and accessible will help attract more developers to Tezos, increasing adoption, while growing the community.

What you will do

While this is primarily a product management role, you will also be asked to take on some project manager responsibilities as well.

  • Develop product roadmaps and timelines and keep them up to date

  • Conduct user interviews, gather feedback, conduct product research 

  • Provide updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders

  • Collaborate with marketing team for product support 

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives

  • Create project artifacts such as requirements, wireframes, user flows, diagrams

  • Create tickets for the development team based on scope

  • Adhere to software development lifecycle practices to move development forward

  • Assist with testing, creating tutorials, project documentation

Requirements:

  • 2-4+ years of technical product management experience, especially driving product delivery from conception to launch, and owning the product’s roadmap afterwards

  • Knowledge of effective project and product management methodologies and software

  • Understanding and working knowledge of git, gitlab, github, i.e. managing tickets/issues, workflows and projects. Knowing how to manage repos, push code and merge pull-requests is a plus, yet not necessary. 

  • Comfortable working with distributed remote teams and a complex set of open-source stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and iterate quickly within an early-stage industry

Nice-to-have:

  • Experience and passion for creating blockchain-based decentralized applications and smart contracts to build novel products

  • Web development experience and or experience with the Docusaurus CMS

  • Tezos knowledge is a plus.

  • Experience working with or managing development in type-safe programming languages such as OCaml/ReasonML, Haskell, or Rust

  • Is interested in open source software and has worked on and/or contributed to open source software development projects

  • Understands the basic concepts of peer-to-peer networking

Soft Skills:

  • Knows when to push vs. letting people do their thing

  • Comfortable working with independent thinkers and adapting to their workstyles

  • Knows how to lead from the side

  • Knows how to recognize the right balance between implementing enough structure to be effective, without the structure becoming suffocating or causing more admin overhead than benefit

Sifchain's Hiring a Technical Product Manager

So you wanna work in DeFi? Here's your chance...but be prepared!

Hi Everyone, 

I’m back with another exciting job post, this time at a DeFi project. I’ve noticed DeFi projects tend to take hiring product managers seriously and this position at Sifchain is another example of that happening.

Sifchain’s hiring a blockchain technical product manager (TPM).

They’re building what they call an “Omnichain Decentralized Exchange”. They’re not just another “me too” DeFi project trying to capitalize on DeFi’s popularity.

The team is talented and experienced with both financial services and blockchains. There’s more going on behind the scenes than the website may have you believe.

They know exactly what they’re looking for in a TPM, as you can see from the below job post. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented TPM with 3+ years of experience, with at least one of those years at a fast-moving start-up or financial services company.

While blockchain/crypto experience is desirable, it’s not necessary. The priority here is to find a talented TPM who can move fast, within a flexible structure, hit deadlines, while setting appropriate expectations related to those deadlines. Being able to communicate effectively with a diversity of stakeholders, in language that resonates with them, is key too. 

So please read through the job description. Reply directly to this email if you’re interested, including a short cover letter and CV.

If you’re not a fit but know someone who is, please contact me about that too, as I’m offering a referral fee.

Chris

@cjremus

Technical Project Manager, Sifchain

At Sifchain we are in the process of launching an Omnichain Decentralized Exchange. This is a unique technical undertaking that continues to attract interest and excitement from a multitude of well known investors in the blockchain sphere.

In fact, the private sale round was oversubscribed within two days of its announcement. Investors recognize that our offering has unique benefits over both CEXes and existing DEXes, and has the potential to fundamentally change the DeFi ecosystem. 

The team is led by a blockchain architect from Thorchain, which raised its liquid market cap from $1M to over $150M in two years in two years. 

The blockchain engineering team at Sifchain is looking for a talented Technical Product Manager (TPM) to be the product owner; lead development, help define and deliver against a coherent product roadmap, and generally be a bridge between the technical and business worlds. 

As a Blockchain TPM, you would be responsible for creating crypto-ecnomically and technically viable software with a team of senior engineers. You would be collaborating with some of the most diligent minds in the cryptocurrency industry on product direction, both on the core Sifchain team and among its partners, investors, and advisors.

Responsibilities would include -

  • Creating and managing developer sprints for the development team with the help of a project manager 

(Note: While we search for a project manager and define our PM processes, you will be asked to take on some project manager responsibilities until the project manager is hired.)

  • Staying abreast of the latest research relevant to the project 

  • Conducting thorough and thoughtful user research, and 

  • Writing comprehensive outward facing material like documentation and video tutorials for the project for both technical and non-technical audiences. 

This project team will develop Sifchain alongside an independently funded decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). Quick, clear communication is essential. 

Prior experience with blockchain projects is helpful but we are primarily interested in capacity to grow into the role. You should have prior experience in taking part in developing high-quality backend architecture. You should be willing to learn and extend the technical architecture of entirely new blockchain protocols.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about being at the forefront of a new technological paradigm and can lead the design and development of scalable applications. A successful candidate will possess exceptional communication skills in relation to many disparate stakeholders, a passion and aptitude for conducting thorough crypto-economic analysis, user research and product  development, and the ability to deliver results within a fast-moving, agile environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create technical and non-technical documentation 

  • Collaborate with marketers, designers, blockchain developers, front end developers, and mobile developers internally

  • Coordinate open source communities through Youtube, Telegram, Discord, and developer forums 

  • Manage competing interests of multiple stakeholders inside and outside of the team to drive consensus, priorities and key outcomes 

  • Lead the developers throughout the entire project lifecycle:

  • Setting up responsibilities and tasks 

    • Creating user stories 

    • Reviewing deliverables 

    • Thinking through edge cases of design of economic systems with players like validators, market makers, traders and token communities

    • Ensuring timelines are respected and adhered to, while setting appropriate, reasonable and achievable expectations

    • Coordinating individual deliverables and managing interdependencies

    • Ensuring best practices that lead to secure, well documented, and well tested code 

Requirements: 

  • 3+ years product or engineering experience

  • At least 1 year working in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment, e.g. early stage start-up and/or financial services

  • Ability to streamline and organize projects and people to create efficient workflows 

  • A keen aptitude for providing sharp and focused feedback and structured communication

  • Excellent communication skills allowing you to communicate with different stakeholders 

  • Ability to present technical concepts in a business-friendly fashion

  • Strong passion for innovation 

  • Strong drive to create an excellent client experience

  • Independent and self-driven 

  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and agile development (SCRUM), yet not particularly tied to a rigid process structure 

Bonus Points: 

  • Background in cryptography networking, or distributed systems systems 

  • Background in academic economics or financeFamiliarity with Cosmos, Tendermint, Thorchain

  • Familiarity with the GoLang programming language

  • Familiarity with Ethereum development tools like Drizzle, Truffle, and Infura

  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform GraphQL 

  • Experience in small startup environments helping large enterprises

  • Experience with a distributed team / remote work

  • Experience managing open source projects that include both internal and external contributors

TQ Tezos is hiring a Technical Product Manager

Here's your chance to advance Tezos adoption among developers and end users...

Hi Everyone 👋

In case you missed it, Blockchain PM is back. The last issue was in May. I lost track of things during the height of the pandemic in NYC. You can read more about my plans for Blockchain PM here.

We’re kicking-off the re-launch with a number of job postings. This Technical Product Manager job at TQ Tezos is the first in the series.

If you don’t know them, TQ Tezos is a driving force within the Tezos community. They provided tools and other assets to make it easier to develop on Tezos. The easier it is, the more developers get attracted, who then build more apps, which then attract more users.

The person who takes this TPM job will manage creation of developer tools and digital assets, will create a roadmap in alignment with strategic vision and bring it to life.

This could be a great chance to have a direct impact on growing the Tezos community. This job is also a fantastic entry point into blockchain/crypto, for an experienced TPM. That said, crypto experience would be nice to have, yet isn’t necessary.

So please read through the job description. Reply directly to this email if you’re interested, including a short cover letter and CV.

If you’re not a fit but know someone who is. Please contact me about that too, as I’m offering a referral fee.

Chris

@cjremus

Technical Product Manager, TQ Tezos

About TQ Tezos (Tocqueville Group) 

TQ is a New York-based blockchain technology company advancing the Tezos project. In close collaboration with global teams,TQ builds products on Tezos and developer tools to help other teams all around the world do so. TQ also helps startups and enterprises adopt Tezos for a variety of exciting use cases, facilitating the growth of a robust, high-functioning Tezos ecosystem.

We are hiring a technical product manager to organize and manage Tezos development assets from multiple contributors, manage the assets portal, create an assets roadmap and work with multiple stakeholders and contributors to fulfill it.

This asset repository is a foundational toolbox that enables developers to build on Tezos. Making it more complete and accessible will help attract more developers to Tezos, increasing adoption, while growing the community.

What you will do

While this is primarily a product management role, you will also be asked to take on some project manager responsibilities as well.

  • Develop product roadmaps and timelines and keep them up to date

  • Conduct user interviews, gather feedback, conduct product research 

  • Provide updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders

  • Collaborate with marketing team for product support 

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives

  • Create project artifacts such as requirements, wireframes, user flows, diagrams

  • Create tickets for the development team based on scope

  • Adhere to software development lifecycle practices to move development forward

  • Assist with testing, creating tutorials, project documentation

Requirements:

  • 2-4+ years of technical product management experience, especially driving product delivery from conception to launch, and owning the product’s roadmap afterwards

  • Knowledge of effective project and product management methodologies and software

  • Understanding and working knowledge of git, gitlab, github, i.e. managing tickets/issues, workflows and projects. Knowing how to manage repos, push code and merge pull-requests is a plus, yet not necessary. 

  • Comfortable working with distributed remote teams and a complex set of open-source stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and iterate quickly within an early-stage industry

Nice-to-have:

  • Experience and passion for creating blockchain-based decentralized applications and smart contracts to build novel products

  • Web development experience and or experience with the Docusaurus CMS

  • Tezos knowledge is a plus.

  • Experience working with or managing development in type-safe programming languages such as OCaml/ReasonML, Haskell, or Rust

  • Is interested in open source software and has worked on and/or contributed to open source software development projects

  • Understands the basic concepts of peer-to-peer networking

Soft Skills:

  • Knows when to push vs. letting people do their thing

  • Comfortable working with independent thinkers and adapting to their workstyles

  • Knows how to lead from the side

  • Knows how to recognize the right balance between implementing enough structure to be effective, without the structure becoming suffocating or causing more admin overhead than benefit

Update 📣 Blockchain PM is Back 👋

Hi Everyone,

Blockchain PM is back! It’s been a minute…

The pandemic threw me for a loop, like most of us. As a result, Blockchain PM got inadvertently put on the back-burner in May.

I’m now ready to get this going again. My gratitude to the 287 subscribers who’ve hung around during this time.

I’m feeling excited to be recruiting for 3 to 4 blockchain product and project manager jobs. I’ll be sending the first two job listings out within the week.

This seems to be part of a hopeful trend. Not only are crypto projects hiring but they’re hiring PMs too.

I’ll also be implementing a referral plan. So if the jobs aren’t right for you, you can receive a referral fee for sending qualified candidates to me.

So thanks again for hanging around and stay tuned for the job posts!

Chris

P.S. - In the meantime, please join the Blockchain PM Telegram channel, if you haven’t already.

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What's your go-to PM tool suite?

I've had good luck with a Github and Zenhub combination. In my experience, it's a lightweight combo that removes many GH project inefficiencies, without adding unnecessary administrative overhead.

Also, the combo allows developers to work in GH, without having to add another tool to their workflow. At the same time, Zenhub abstracts away some detail PMs may find unnecessary. Zenhub also provides some nice streamlined reporting overlays.

What’s your go-to PM tool suite and why?

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