Technical Product Manager

Company: Foundation Capital
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 27.AUG.2021
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Summary

Want to build the future of the Internet? Akash Network is developing the world's first and only decentralized cloud computing marketplace, ...

Description

Want to build the future of the Internet? Akash Network is developing the world's first and only decentralized cloud computing marketplace, enabling any data center to become a cloud provider by offering unused compute cycles in a safe and frictionless marketplace.

As more of our work and play moves to the cloud, we're materializing the vision of the first decentralized cloud in an industry projected to reach $370 billion by 2022. Join the team enabling the builders of the future with greater access and freedom to expand the human experience. Our team includes renowned open source and blockchain developers, and seasoned experts from leading technology and platform companies.

We're a distributed and growing team, and you'll find more ownership, flexibility, and freedom at Akash than at other companies. We offer a competitive salary, remote work, unlimited vacation, and unparalleled growth opportunities at the intersection of blockchain, cloud, and Web 3.0.

The Role

We are looking for a seasoned, data-driven, organized, and empathetic Product Manager. You will help establish a shared product vision, align key stakeholders, and develop a product roadmap in order to achieve product-market-fit. You will generate detailed Product Requirements Documents that accurately articulate user challenges of the Akash marketplace in alignment with business goals to deliver compelling customer experiences.

Responsibilities

Build, manage and communicate a product roadmap and product growth targets
Manage platform development with cross-functional departmental partners
Drive product requirement definitions, product planning, and product design (including writing PRDs) of new features and enhancements
Articulate user stories and business parameters, and identify success metrics for new products iteratively
Define hypotheses for product and feature enhancements; emphasis on iterative research and execution
Familiarity with A/B testing experiments and competitive analysis and user research

Requirements

8+ years of hands-on engineering experience
5+ years of relevant product management experience
Prior experience with product market entry, i.e. pre-product-market-fit
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Communications, or a related field
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (2-3 writing samples will be required)
Strong record of launching and supporting end-to-end product delivery and lifecycles
Demonstrated success driving product adoption through iterative development
Ability to balance design and technical tradeoffs and find creative ways of solving customer needs
Familiarity with Agile, Scrum and Lean methodologies
Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and execute with limited direction
Exceptional project and timeline management skills
Strong attention to detail, growth mindset, and the ability to solve complex problems, pivot and timebox
Impeccable design and data sensibilities
Strong fundamental understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Preferred

Prior experience with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platforms, enterprise software requirements, deployments, and security
Experience and passion for creating blockchain-based decentralized applications and smart contracts to build novel products
Good understanding of all things "cloud infrastructure" - container-based architectures like Kubernetes, optimization, and scalability
Experience in building on decentralized public ledgers (Blockchain)
Notable open source contributions, preferably in GitHub

About Akash Network

Akash Network is developing the world's first and only decentralized cloud computing marketplace, enabling any data center and anyone with a computer to become a cloud provider by offering their unused compute cycles in a safe and frictionless marketplace. As the first decentralized cloud for DeFi, Akash DeCloud greatly accelerates scale and price performance for DeFi, decentralized organizations, and high-growth industries like machine learning/AI. Through Akash's platform, developers can easily and securely access cloud compute at a cost ten times lower than the current market providers (AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure). The platform achieves these benefits by integrating advanced containerization technology with a unique staking model to accelerate adoption.

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