Want to be a part of the fastest-growing blockchain company? Ava Labs makes it simple to launch applications using Avalanche, a smart contracts platform with 800k+ monthly active users. Avalanche is the fastest blockchain, measured by time to finality, and one of the fastest-growing in crypto – with hundreds of dapps and $12B+ in total economic value locked. Founded by the creators of Avalanche, Ava Labs strives to digitize every asset in the world. In addition to building Avalanche and other tools to support the ecosystem, we offer expertise to ensure that all individuals and organizations can seamlessly use Avalanche and its vibrant app ecosystem. Join us as we empower people to easily and freely digitize all the world’s assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform. Due to the growing demand for blockchain technology and ambitious goals for Avalanche, we are seeking to hire a Head of Sub-Saharan Africa. Reporting to the COO, this is an exciting opportunity for someone to lead the direction and growth of blockchain technology in Sub-Saharan Africa, with full responsibility for the strategy, team, and execution of local activities. This is an ideal role for professionals with a strong business entrepreneurial mindset and has prior experience leading BD/partnerships in the region. WHAT YOU WILL DO: Define and lead expansion plans for Avalanche within Sub-Saharan Africa, while ensuring strong coordination with the internal leadership team & stakeholders Develop strategies and KPIs to relentlessly push operational standards to the next level Independently identify and deliver new partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, forging strong relationships and leading deals end-to-end Work collaboratively with the Product and Marketing teams to architect localized go-to-market and growth strategies for new and existing Ava Labs products (e.g. Core, Subnets) Oversee and steer budgeting and growth milestones to reach the end user and developer targets Define hiring needs in order to build, manage, grow, and lead a high-performing team that exemplifies the company in Sub-Saharan Africa Lead local key marketing and Avalanche branded activities, such as Hacker Houses and Summits, to representing Ava Labs at speaking engagements and conferences WHAT YOU WILL BRING 8+ years of experience in scaling product growth and adoption, ideally within fintech, blockchain, and technology firms Ability to hit the ground running in Sub-Saharan Africa with an established network and/or relationships across various entities (e.g. businesses, government, and technology firms) Experience building and running teams Ownership, leadership mentality Strong communication skills Remote but must be located in Sub-Saharan Africa #LI-Remote #LI-TW1 WHY AVA LABS? Looking to join a world-class blockchain development team? If you've ever thought about joining an early-stage Web3 company - this is it! We're a global, world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and law with offices in New York City and Miami. We're highly passionate about Web3 and redefining the way people build and use finance and decentralized applications of all kinds. The company received early-stage funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant. Join us and be a pioneer in a new technology that will have implications across a range of verticals such as finance, gaming, investing, collectibles, among many others. Ava Labs is committed to diversity in the workplace and we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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