Senior Technical Program Manager

Job at OP Labs



Full time

We’re looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to own and grow Optimism’s core development program. This individual will be responsible for stewarding development of the OP Stack by coordinating between high-caliber engineering organizations across the Collective. This role requires a unique blend of engineering leadership, technical expertise, and open source management skills.

What are the role responsibilities?

Roadmap Development

  • Work with product, engineering, and the Optimism Foundation to create and maintain a comprehensive roadmap for the OP Stack
  • Work with product and engineering to define requirements and product specifications

Project Management

  • Coordinate between OP Labs and external core development teams to assign projects, drive progress, unblock teams, and ensure quality delivery of key roadmap features
  • Work across functions to ensure we deliver smooth, complete product launches
  • Act as the DRI for core developer relationships by providing them with resources, support, and direction
  • Leverage their technical expertise to spot timeline risks early, and work with the team to avoid them
  • Prioritize and communicate changes in project scope and objectives to adapt to new information


  • Be a central conduit for information, ensuring messages flow smoothly between OP Labs, core developers, and the Optimism Foundation
  • Communicate broadly with the Optimism community to share progress and create awareness of upcoming technical milestones
  • Keep Labs leadership and the Optimism Foundation informed of progress
  • Support protocol upgrade governance proposals by writing documentation, answering questions, hosting community calls, and generally creating buy-in throughout Token House and Citizens’ House voters/delegates

What skills do you bring?

  • Experience coordinating and delivering complex large-scale software projects. Maybe you’ve worked as a principal engineer, engineering manager, CTO, or technical program manager
  • Strong technical background with a solid understanding of web3 software development, blockchain platforms, and system design
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Experience with core development processes or open source software maintenance is a plus, but not required

Company: OP Labs

Skills: executive senior blockchain remote

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