Web3 Head of Business Operations

Job at Wintermute



Full time

Head of Business Operations Remote / DeFi Protocol / Full-time Apply for this job About Wintermute Wintermute’s mission is to enable, empower and advance the truly decentralized world for more transparent and efficient markets and products. As part of this mission, we are incubating a new decentralized trading protocol that will significantly improve the experience of trading on DeFi. The product will be publicly announced in June 2022. Wintermute is one of the largest algorithmic trading firms in digital assets globally. We manage billions in assets and trade more than $5B+/day across dozens of different trading platforms. Wintermute provides liquidity algorithmically across most CeFi and DeFi exchanges and via OTC. Wintermute was one of the earliest adopters of DeFi and is a big supporter of decentralized finance. We are widely known to be one of the largest and most advanced liquidity providers in DeFi. We support all major DEX, trading platforms, AMMs, RFQs, and aggregators and we work with most major chains. Wintermute is an official market maker for many of the most prominent blockchain projects and we actively support the DeFi ecosystem: we invest in and help scale early-stage DeFi projects, we actively participate in the governance of various protocols and cooperate with projects of building the missing pieces of the ecosystem. Working for the DeFi protocol The Head of Business Operations will be responsible for growing the protocol from 0 to 1, to become one of the largest protocols in its vertical. You will be responsible for setting up and scaling all major business aspects of the business and closely working with the rest of the star team to deliver a super ambitious and exciting roadmap. . We are looking for an experienced operator who is able to quickly and reliably act on all of the initiatives, set up related processes and scale operations. The role can expand based on the candidate's experience and ambition - there is no limit set by the company! You should have the ability to do anything yourself and hire a team to support if and when required Some key responsibilities and projects are described below: Drive the execution of strategic objectives: work closely with senior management to define objectives and drive the execution of related work streams across all key operations functions and beyond Build functional teams: help build a high-performance team across technology, operations (finance, support), product, marketing & community Business structuring and tokenomics: work with internal and external legal, tax, compliance, and secretarial service advisers to solve or optimize a wide range of processes; do own research and problem-solving Set up operations: set up banking and financial operations, work closely with different teams to identify and implement necessary processes Set up recruitment efforts: drive all recruitment strategies for the protocol, set up recruitment function and ability to hire remote teams Drive go-to-market: Work closely with product and marketing to tailor the product for specific target audiences and geographies and establish a relevant presence “Office” operations: office tools and processes, employment agreements, compensation and incentivization of employees, arrangement of remote and in-person work Requirements We are looking for two profiles: 1) An experienced operator or an entrepreneur, from a high functioning DeFi protocol or other crypto-native company, or 2) An experienced manager from a high-performance environment, such as management consulting, investment banking, VC-backed startup, etc. Excellent problem-solving skills You do not rely on advisors, specialists, or “other departments”, You are able to think from first principles and figure out how to do anything; we will test Excellent organizational skills You are known for good planning, keeping track of all things big and small, making sure nothing falls between the cracks and you can be relied on to hit the deadlines; Bias to action - driven by seeing results and getting things done, very hands-on, proactive, and practical Strong communication skills - be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and listen well, keep everyone informed at all levels Ability and interest to learn about new technologies and concepts fast, both on conceptual (e.g. how DeFi protocols work) and hands-on (how to use automation tools) levels Culture alignment: owner mentality, healthy level of ambition and hunger, willingness to work hard incl non-standard hours, prepared to take calculated risks, and have some “skin in the game” typical of early startup employees BSc/MSc degree in business or quantitative fields; MBA or a strong accelerator program (Y Combinator, etc) would be an advantage Fluent English

Company: Wintermute

Website: https://www.wintermute.com/

Skills: operationsremote

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