Head of Product - Sidechains at Input Output

664 days ago
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About the Job

IO Global, developer of the Cardano blockchain platform, is looking for a Head of Product to join its Sidechains team. In this role, you will work on defining and delivering user cases and business strategies for all of IOG Sidechains products. You will have solid blockchain industry experience and will bring confidence and leadership to IOGโ€™s efforts to explore new computational models and make Sidechains more accessible.

Your product choices will directly influence the adoption of Smart Contracts by thousands of users, with the DApps, DeFi, governance, and voting applications that will be built on top of it. You will be working with highly skilled people and be responsible for driving and leading the product strategy and vision of Sidechains for IOG. You will have the ability to influence people and have an impact without direct authority. You will take ownership of end-to-end business scenarios, problem definition, solutions, and technical strategy.

Your mission:
As Head of Product at IOG, you will oversee the product line from end to end - from inception and ideation through to implementation and release. You will manage a team of skilled Product Managers to carry out the vision, and you will be tasked to develop a strategy around IOGโ€™s role in your respective vertical, rationalize and elaborate a strong offering by capitalizing on existing products of our ecosystem, and emerging opportunities.

Duties will include:
Manage a portfolio of products or product components
Own the vision and roadmaps
Manage product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
Ensure alignment of product objectives in relation to organizational and business strategy and work toward creating the connective tissue between corporate strategy, commercial and communication
Collaborate with other leaders across the organization to ensure alignment of objectives and initiatives and foster cross-team collaboration
Be a subject matter expert and an outspoken advocate for your product area
Be the face of your product and interface with customers, commercial and users regularly
Set ambitious objectives for your product and your teams and be accountable for their successful completion
Identify opportunities to develop new products or services before they materialize
Collaborate tightly with Product design and build a powerful design thinking mindset and user-centric product development approach within the teams
Work with customers and partners to ensure that their needs are addressed in the roadmap and that they are kept apprised of new releases and updates
Conduct market research, surveys, and customer/prospect visits to understand and specify requirements for target markets
Work with prospects to define new products and quantify opportunity size
Work tightly with Product Marketing to elaborate data-driven go-to-market strategies and strive to develop a solid customer success culture
Own, develop, and influence product strategy, business case, pricing, and commercialization strategies
Oversee a go-to-market plan for all products and support product marketing in user and market research activities.

Your expertise:
A BS/MS in computer science, business, or related field
Product Management certification is a plus (CPM, AIPMM)
Experience as a Lead Product Manager, Head of Product
A background in distributed computing and experience with blockchain technologies
At least 1 year of business experience in blockchain or cryptocurrency technology
Experience working in an agile environment and managing a product backlog with highly technical engineering teams
Experience of implementing processes to define metrics and measure the success of products that are launched
Experience of working with software development and marketing teams, preferably in fintech
Proven ability to develop productive relationships with a variety of levels and roles and manage user expectations effectively.

IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution we are ideally searching for someone in an European timezone.

All Colleagues:
Competitive salary, bonus and token plan
Flexible schedule
Remote work - ability to work anywhere
Laptop reimbursement
New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
Learning & Development Opportunities
Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan

US Employees:
Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by IO Global for the employee and dependents
Health Savings Account
Life Insurance

UK Employees:
Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service


Blockchain, Cardano, Product, Sidechains, EVM


Negotiable + Equity

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