Web3 Partnerships Manager, DeFi

Job at OP Labs


United States

Full time

About the job

From the code to the values, we are Ethereum-aligned. We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a non-profit research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.

At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this out in the open because we believe in open source and its ability to accelerate innovation.

Not only do we improve Ethereum's performance by orders of magnitude, but we also donate 100% of the profits generated from doing so to Ethereum public goods. We do this because we believe the future of the open internet is too important to be left to chance. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation we're able to align private incentives with the public good and create a positive-sum economic model that provides a sustainable future for the internet.

Do you know where to find the best stablecoin yields? Have you been rugged more times than you can remember? Do you stay up late researching the latest innovation in mechanism design? If so, consider applying to be Optimism’s first DeFi partnerships manager.

As an early member of our go-to-market team, you will identify and manage strategic partnerships with DeFi projects from end to end. You will drive Optimism adoption across the Ethereum ecosystem and help make Optimism the best place in crypto to deploy a DeFi project.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Source, conduct due diligence, and execute high-value strategic partnerships with start-ups and projects in the Ethereum ecosystem that are considering developing on Optimism with a specific focus on DeFi projects
  • Track relevant projects and industry developments in DeFi, TradFi and crypto in general
  • Provide a strategic perspective to product and engineering teams, delivering critical business insights and launching initiatives that impact the market
  • Work closely with Developer Advocates to ensure any technical issues are resolved in a timely manner
  • Define and lead new initiatives within the partnerships team to expand the reach of Optimism

What skills do you bring?

  • Experience in partnerships managing relationships with DeFi/Tradfi projects
  • Strong passion for blockchain tech with a focus on DeFi
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to identify, pursue and close complex partnerships
  • Ability to present and speak in public to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Wide professional network, ideally within the Ethereum and DeFi ecosystems
  • Comfortable navigating uncertainty and ambiguity among the complexity of the crypto/payments space

What you'll like about us:

  • We take care of our employees—from fully paid medical, dental and vision to a 4% 401K match, we've got you covered—learn more about our benefits, culture and all recruiting FAQ here.
  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds and interests. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We have a transparent, feedback-driven and fun-centric culture.
  • We are a team of builders—our founding team has been working on Ethereum scalability since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

Company: OP Labs

Website: Company's website

Skills: salesnon techdefiethereum

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