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About Protocol Labs
Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates, and community members. Most teams in the Protocol Labs Network are fully distributed and work remotely around the world. Engineers, researchers, and operators work in the open to improve the internet — humanity’s most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (crypto, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open-source, distributed work).
Crypto Ops at Protocol Labs
The Crypto Ops team is developing an extensible platform encompassing best practices, tooling, and applications to handle everything related to the movement of tokens and the execution transactions on blockchains including Filecoin and other networks. Key activities include process optimization, systems design, crypto disbursements, blockchain accounting, financial reporting, compliance, communications, and other back-office activities in support of crypto business operations. This is a high-growth role for a strong operator, and will have a sizable, immediate impact on Protocol Labs.
In Strategy & Operations at Protocol Labs, you will…
Improve execution of Crypto Ops by driving / tracking key strategic initiatives collaborating dynamically across Tech, Finance, Legal, and IT teams
Build scalable systems (modules) to automate crypto activities
Conduct internal and external research to understand best practices for crypto and adopt traditional financial best practices to crypto.
Define and develop the tooling & processes to automate and improve crypto operations.
Chart a roadmap for adding new capabilities to the team - based on internal needs or external research.
Seek out and drive partnerships with third-party providers including custodians, exchanges, and other 3rd-party providers
Pilot programs such as lending that resonate with the ecosystem and set them up for long-term success
Administer disbursements end-to-end
Perform trades with exchanges or OTC desks
Streamline reporting: daily balances, inflows & outflows, vesting projections, wallets management, wallet reconciliations, and deliver transaction reports to crypto accountants, or accounting systems
Manage wallet databases
Build threat models, manage risk, and implement controls
You may be a fit for this role if you…
Get things done
Experience running your own startup or high-growth organization
Have 6-10 years of experience in, finance operations, fund administration, business operations & strategy, or management consulting
Pride yourself in being a self-starter, thriving even without much direction
Deep experience motivating and coordinating work across teams with different goals
Possess a swiss army knife of skills that you can quickly bring to bear to tackle a variety of emerging challenges
Execute quickly and have an ability to multi-task two or more complex efforts simultaneously
Project management skills and ability to lead across a distributed set of stakeholders without direct ownership of resources
Excellent organization skills
Are a critical thinker
Understand risks inherent to crypto networks
You get a kick out of aligning first principle thinking and data insights to make good decisions and achieve great results
Handle both complexity and ambiguity well
Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
Proven effectiveness driving complex multi-stakeholder planning processes, leading cross-team programs to desired results, and managing risk
Proactive systems thinker able to manage a high degree of complexity and to distill information, and able to think both strategically at a global level as well as effectively developing key processes
Are a fabulous collaborator and communicator
Exceptional communication skills with a bias to action, and are an agile and creative problem solver with an ability to build relationships, drive alignment, and collaborate across functions
A rigorous, process-driven work style backed by an ability to communicate effectively
Ability to rapidly gain / build trust and confidence of stakeholders
Deliver and distribute information across multiple channels and mediums
Are an optimist
Cultivate a positive culture by passionately advocating for an inclusive and diverse working environment
Familiarity and passion for open source
Bonus points:
Experience with open source communities / projects, and distributed computing
Experience with distributed orgs
Background in software engineering
MBA or other post-graduate qualification preferred, but not required
Experience in management consulting
What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?
Protocol Labs’ mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.
As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.
We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
If you’re passionate about the future of computing and a more democratized internet, we want to talk to you.

Protocol Labs

Product/Tech Lead Crypto Ops

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